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I wanted to thank you for responding to my e-mail so quickly.
I have another question... What is the NEW ASME A17.1-2000 compared to the OLD one? What revisions are being looked at?
In a letter from ThyssenKrupp, they requested that we give authorization to perform extra maintenance until the Pre-1971 single-bottom cylinder elevators could be replaced. They want to: 1. Provide an "oil loss log" 2. Perform an extra pressure test every 6 months.
What I want to know is, are these things that they should already be inspecting under ASME 17.1? What are the components of inspections? Will doing these "extra" things be adequate until we can come up with the funding to replace the elevators?
Are there other options other than replacing the entire elevator? Are there safety devices that could be added like that life jacket that i read about on this site?
-- Kate Balanda (email@example.com), July 10, 2002
KATE YOU COULD GET THEM TO INSTALL LIFE JACKETS ON THEM, BUT THE WAY I SEE IT THATS A SHORT TERM FIX. YOU COULD USE THAT MONEY TOWARD GETTING NEW CYCLENDERS INSTALLED FOR NOW. MAKE SURE PVC PIPE AND END CAP ARE INSTALLED WITH IT. THEN SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE ( SOMETIME IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS ) YOU COULD MODERNIZE THE ELEVATOR CONTROLS.DONT KNOW HOW TALL THE ELEVATORS ARE BUT THE CYCLENDER REPLACEING WOULD COST SOMETHING LIKE $17,000 TO $21,000 PER CAR.
-- RICHARD (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 2002.
they should be willing, as your SERVICE company, to do the additional test as part of your contract if they feel it is nessesary.
All oil loss must be accounted for. And should be part of their routine maintenance. They want to charge you to log it? ...guess they do things different...
-- norm (Nswanson@generalelevator.com), August 28, 2002.