Maintenance on New Equipment Designs: Application of the MCP to MRL Elevators (PDF)
Author: JOHN W KOSHAK
Format: PDF (PDF Format)
Publication Date: 2010
New installations and designs create greater challenges and risk for elevator personnel. This book, by John Koshak, provides an overview of this new language, what documentation is required by the code, a general overview of the major manufacturers' traction equipment, and when maintenance, inspection, testing, adjustment, repair and replacement procedures must be provided. Study questions are included at the end of each section/chapter for learning reinforcement. Questions that will be answered:
- What is maintenance?
- Is maintenance different on new equipment?
- What are the critical elements that need attention and maintenance?
- Are the new designs as "easy" to maintain as older legacy designs?
- What documentation is required by code?
- What is a maintenance control program?
- Is there a list of the minimum things to "maintain" on new designs?
- What are the least-important elements to maintain in time of limited resources, competitive contract bidding, evolving equipment, new space configurations and new technologies that the ASME A 17.7/CSA B44.7 Performance Based Safety Code (PBC) may allow?
John Koshak is head and founder of Elevator Safety Solutions, Inc. Directly prior to reactivating the company in September 2008, Koshak served as director of Codes and Standards for North America for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He was formerly in research at ThyssenKrupp Research, Innovation and Design. Koshak got his start in the industry in 1980 with Westinghouse Elevator Co. and has worked for Dover Elevator, Amtech Elevator and Adams Elevator Equipment Co., where he was vice president of Technical Support. He was a National Elevator Industry Educational Program instructor from 1982 to 1991, designed the LifeJacket hydraulic-elevator safety and holds several patents for elevator-component designs. Koshak is a member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee and a regent of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.