December 2012 Maintaining Elevators and Escalators in the Transit Environment, Part 1
SPECIAL NOTICE: Please check each course for verification of approval before purchasing. This test is based on the article, Maintaining Elevators and Escalators inthe Transit Environment, Part 1 published in the December 2012 issue and counts as one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of elevator industry continuing education credit. Most courses approved by NAEC for CET/CAT and NAESAI for QEI and in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should have learned about:
- The equipment used in U.S. transit systems is subjected to far greater usage than any equipment found in any of the busiest high-rise office buildings and even most shopping malls on the busiest holiday shopping period
- The standard escalator has its motor and brake at the top of the machine, while the modular escalator has a number of modules extending along the incline, depending upon the rise of the escalator
- Having different vertical-transportation equipment suppliers can foster competition, but there are downsides to this practice
- Why many transit agencies defer replacement or major repair of elevators and escalators
- How exposure, usage and loading differ between transit systems and commercial/office/retail buildings
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