Sept 2008 Elevator Hoistway Equipment
SPECIAL NOTICE: Please check each course for verification of approval before purchasing. This test is based on the article, Elevator Hoistway Equipment: Mechanical and Structural Design, Part 1 published in the September 2008 issue and counts as 2 Contact Hours (0.2 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 the structural systems within the hoistway
- Understand that the two most important characteristics of any structure are its strength and rigidity
- Have learned that the most important piece of information needed to serve as the basis for the mechanical, structural, and electrical design of an elevator system is the specific use intended by the customer
- Have developed a basic understanding about the loads acting on the elevator car structures and the effects of these loads on the structural performance of the elevator
- Understand the construction of corner-post elevators, and the causes of the platform sagging at one of its corners
- Have developed a basic understanding about the functions of the guide rails, the forces which act on them and the effects of these forces
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