Section 8.6 Maintenance, Repair, Replacement, and Testing
Section 8.6 applies to maintenance, repairs, replacements, and testing. Maintenance, repair, and replacement shall be performed to provide compliance with the Code applicable at the time of installation or alteration.
(a) Code at the time of the installation
(b) Code requirements at the time of any alteration
(c) ASME A17.3 if adopted by the authority having jurisdiction
- ASME A17.2 (see "ASME Elevator Publications" in Preface) describes recommended inspection and testing procedures.
- References to "Items" of A17.2 and to the requirements of this Code are indicated in parentheses as a convenient reference to the applicable testing procedures and requirements. See the ASME A17.2 Preface and Scope for additional information.
The performance of safety devices installed that appear in subsequent editions of ASME A17.1 or ASME A17.3, as well as the testing procedures, shall be documented by the person or firm installing the device and placed in the on-site documentation. See 18.104.22.168.2(b).
(a) An MCP for each unit (see 22.214.171.124.1) shall be provided by the person(s) and/or firm maintaining the equipment and shall be viewable on-site by elevator personnel at all times from the time of acceptance inspection and test or from the time of equipment installation or alteration (see 126.96.36.199).
(b) The MCP shall include, but not be limited to, the Code-required maintenance tasks, maintenance procedures, and examinations and tests listed with the associated requirement (see 8.6.4 through 8.6.11). Where maintenance tasks, maintenance procedures, or examinations or tests have been revised in Section 8.6, the MCP shall be updated.
(c) The MCP shall reference the on-site equipment documentation (see 188.8.131.52.2) needed to fulfill (b) and the on-site maintenance records (see 184.108.40.206.1) that record the completion of all associated maintenance tasks specified in 220.127.116.11.1(a).
(d) Where the MCP is maintained remotely from the machine room, machinery space, control room, or control space (see 18.104.22.168), instructions for on-site locating or viewing the MCP in either hard copy or electronic format shall be posted on the controller or at the means necessary for test (see 22.214.171.124). The instructions shall be permanently legible, with characters a minimum 3 mm (0.125 in.) high.
(1) equipment age, condition, and accumulated wear
(2) design and inherent quality of the equipment
(4) environmental conditions
(5) improved technology
(7) the manufacturer's recommendations based on any ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7-approved components or functions
The documentation specified in (d) shall be on-site and available to the specified personnel.
(b) Procedures for inspections and tests not described in ASME A17.2 and procedures or methods required for elevator personnel to perform maintenance, repairs, replacements, and adjustments, as follows:
(1) all procedures specifically identified in the Code as required to be written (e.g., 126.96.36.199.8, checkout procedure for leveling; 188.8.131.52.5, checkout procedure for overspeed valve; and 184.108.40.206.7, checkout procedure for reversal stop switch)
(2) unique maintenance procedures or methods required for inspection, tests, and replacement of SIL rated E/E/PES electrical protective devices and circuits [See 220.127.116.11.2, 18.104.22.168.2(b), 22.214.171.124.1(b), and 126.96.36.199.1(b).]
(3) unique maintenance procedures or methods required for inspection, tests, and replacement of equipment applied under alternative arrangements (see 188.8.131.52) shall be provided by the manufacturer or installer
(4) unique maintenance procedures or unique methods required for inspection and test of equipment specified in an ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7 code compliance document (CCD)
(5) procedures for tests, periodic inspections, maintenance, replacements, adjustments, and repairs for traction-loss detection means, broken-suspension-member detection means, residual-strength detection means, and related circuits [See 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168.12, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199.2(cc)(3)(-c)(-2), and 188.8.131.52.2(ss).]
(c) Written checkout procedures
(2) to demonstrate E/E/PES function as intended (see 184.108.40.206.10)
(3) for two-way communication means (see 220.127.116.11.15)
(d) Written procedures for the following:
(2) the procedure for cleaning of a car and hoistway transparent enclosures by authorized persons (see 18.104.22.168.2)
(a) Maintenance Control Program Records
(1) A record that shall include the maintenance tasks listed with the associated requirements of Section 8.6 identified in the MCP (22.214.171.124.1), other tests (see 126.96.36.199.2), examinations and adjustments, and the specified scheduled intervals shall be maintained.
(3) MCP records shall be viewable on-site by elevator personnel in either hard copy or electronic format acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(-a) site name and address
(-b) service provider name
(-c) conveyance identification (I.D.) and type
(-d) date of record
(-f) indication of completion of maintenance task
NOTE [188.8.131.52.1(a)]: The recommended format for documenting MCP records can be found in Nonmandatory Appendix Y. This is only an example format. A specific MCP that includes all maintenance needs is required for each unit.
(b) Repair and Replacement Records. The following repairs and replacements shall be recorded and shall be kept on-site for viewing by elevator personnel in either hard copy or electronic format. Instructions for locating the records of each unit for immediate viewing shall be posted on the controller or at the means necessary for test (see 184.108.40.206). The provided instructions shall be permanently legible, with characters a minimum 3 mm (0.125 in.) high. The record shall include an explanation of the repair or replacement, date, and name of the person(s) and/or firm performing the task. The record of repairs and replacements shall be retained by the owner of the equipment for the most recent 5 yr or from the date of installation or adoption of this Code edition, whichever is less, or as specified by the authority having jurisdiction, and shall be a permanent record for the installation. These records may be kept remotely from the site.
(c) Other Records. The following written records shall be kept on-site for each unit. Instructions for locating the records of each unit for immediate viewing shall be posted on the controller or at the means necessary for test (see 220.127.116.11). The provided instructions shall be permanently legible, with characters a minimum 3 mm (0.125 in.) high. These records shall be retained for the most recent 5 yr from the date of installation or adoption of this Code edition, whichever is less or as specified by the authority having jurisdiction. The record shall include the date and name of the person(s) and/or firm performing the task.
(4) Written record to document compliance with replacement criteria specified in ASME A17.6 requirement 18.104.22.168(c).
(d) Permanent Record
NOTE: This requirement does not apply to equipment installed under ASME A17.1-2010 and earlier editions.
(2) For escalators and moving walks installed or altered under ASME A17.1-2019/CSA B44:19 or later editions, a permanent record of verification of conformance with 22.214.171.124.6 or 126.96.36.199.6, as applicable, for a skirt panel or skirt panel supporting components shall be kept with the on-site maintenance records.