Open/Close timing standardsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Elevator Problem Discussion : One Thread
I am trying to research if there is a standard safety code in the United States that determines a set time for the elevator doors to remain open before closing again. I am also trying to find out if there is a safety organization that monitors elevator safety issues. All I know about elevators is how to push the buttons, :) , so any assistance will be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!
-- elizabeth fry (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 1998
I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY REGS REGARD1NG DOOR OPEN TIMES NORMALLY WE SET THEM AT 7 SECS A BIT LONGER IF IN OLD PEAPLES HOME ECT IF SERVICE IS A BIT SLOW REDUCE THIS TIME TO 5 SEC IF NEEDED A QUICK CLOSE BUTTON CAN BE FITTED
-- DAVE BETH (DAVIDBETH380@HOTMAIL.COM), February 02, 2004.
I believe the latest ASME code is 3 seconds min.
Your State probably has an elevator dept. that is responsible for public safety and who would be the folks to talk to.
-- Dan (email@example.com), February 06, 2004.
Went back to look up the timing, and couldn't find it. May or may not be right...
-- Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2004.