May 2009 Steel Wire Ropes for Traction
SPECIAL NOTICE: Please check each course for verification of approval before purchasing. This test is based on the article, Steel Wire Ropes for Traction Elevators: Part One published in the May 2009 issue and counts as 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU) towards recertification. Most courses are 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 developed a basic understanding of steel wire ropes for traction elevators
- Have realized that steel wire ropes influence the entire elevator system over all phases of its utilization
- Understand that steel wire ropes are exposed to a complex collection of stressors
- Have learned that steel wires achieve extremely high strength by a process of manufacture that combines forming with heat treatment
- Have understood that a standard strand construction is little suited for elevator ropes
- Understand that rope manufacturers advising elevator producers, elevator planners and operators are not only confronted with the rope as a machine element, but also, increasingly, the entire elevator system
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