184.108.40.206 Periodic Test Requirements — Category 1
NOTE: For test frequency, see 220.127.116.11.
(a) Examinations. All working parts of car and counterweight safeties shall be examined to determine that they are in satisfactory operating condition and that they conform to the applicable requirements of 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124 (see 2.17.10 and 2.17.11). Test the function and operation of the switch operated by the safety. Check the level of the oil in the oil buffer and the operation of the buffer compression switch on Type C safeties.
(b) Tests. Safeties shall be subjected to the following tests with no load in the car:
(1) Type A, Type B, or Type C governor-operated safeties shall be operated by manually tripping the governor with the car operating at the slowest operating speed in the down direction. The switch operated by the car safety mechanism shall, for the duration of the test, be temporarily rendered inoperative. If the governor is equipped with a switch that operates when the governor is manually tripped, it must be rendered inoperative. Where application of the emergency brake required by 2.19.3 occurs, the means to actuate the emergency brake, for the duration of the test, shall be temporarily disabled to prevent its assistance in stopping.
In this test, the safety shall bring the car to rest promptly.
In the case of Type B safeties, the stopping distance is not required to conform to 2.17.3.
In the case of Type C safeties, full oil buffer compression is not required.
In the case of Type A, Type B, or Type C safeties employing rollers or dogs for application of the safety, the rollers or dogs are not required to operate their full travel (Item 126.96.36.199).
(2) Governor-operated wood guide-rail safeties shall be tested by manually tripping the governor with the car at rest and moving the car in the down direction until it is brought to rest by the safety and the hoisting ropes slip on traction sheaves or become slack on winding-drum sheaves [Item 2.29.2(d)].
(3) Type A and wood guide-rail safeties without governors that are operated as a result of the breaking or slackening of the hoisting ropes shall be tested by obtaining the necessary slack rope to cause it to function (Item 188.8.131.52).
Firefighters' Emergency Operation (Phase I and Phase II) shall be tested to determine conformance with the applicable requirements. Phase I recall shall be tested by individually activating fire alarm initiating device inputs to the elevator control, the three-position key switch at the designated landing and, where provided, the two-position switch at the building fire control station (Part 6).
184.108.40.206.11 Ascending Car Overspeed Protection and Unintended Car Movement Devices, and Emergency Brake
(a) Examinations. All working parts of ascending car overspeed protection and unintended car movement devices shall be examined to determine that they are in satisfactory operating condition and that they conform to the applicable requirements of 220.127.116.11(a) and 18.104.22.168(a).
(b) Tests. Ascending car overspeed protection shall be subjected to tests with no load in the car at the slowest operating (inspection) speed in the up direction.
(c) Tests. Unintended car movement shall be subjected to tests with no load in the car at the slowest operating (inspection) speed in the up direction.
(b) an alternative test provided in the on-site documentation [see 22.214.171.124.2(b)(5)]
(a) on equipment applied under alternative arrangements [see 126.96.36.199.2(b)(3)]
(b) on equipment specified in an ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7 CCD [see 188.8.131.52.2(b)(4)]