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PDFWAC 296-96-02552

Location of equipment in hoistway.

(1) Where an elevator cannot be prevented from movement electrically and mechanically prior to entering the hoistway or pit area, the following restrictions shall apply:
(a) Motor controllers, motion controller, drive, hydraulic control valves, hydraulic reservoir (tank), and hydraulic pump motor shall not be located in the hoistway or pit.
(b) Driving machines shall not be located in the pit.
(2) The ability to activate the means to secure the elevator electrically and mechanically shall be such that the activation can be performed without full bodily entry into the hoistway or pit.
(3) Elevator controls and machinery other than driving machines, hydraulic cylinder, piston, governor, and their components shall be located in a room dedicated exclusively to elevator equipment.
(4) Drive sheaves, deflector sheaves, machine parts and supports are permitted to project into the hoistway.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-02552, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-02552, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14.]
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