Code Updates by Code Department


Posted on March 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM



Door and Gate Monitor

Effective: January 2015
Deadline for Compliance: January 2020
ASME A17.3-2002 Appendix K, Chapter K3, Section 3.10.12: System to monitor and prevent automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators with faulty door contact circuits

Nouveau Elevator installs, services and maintains code compliant door and gate monitoring systems which provide better elevator passenger safety. These systems will monitor door and gate contacts and if the device is malfuctioning, prevent the automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators by holding the elevator at the nearest landing thereby safely preventing the public from using the broken elevator. Nouveau Elevator utilizes its expertise in non-proprietary and proprietary systems which is compliant with NYC Building Code requirements. Nouveau Elevator uses monitoring devices which are universal and can be used on both processor and relay logic systems. These monitoring systems are designed with redundancy checking so no relay failure will go unnoticed and monitoring systems at each landing reevaluate door and gate switch conditions to maximize the elevator's safety.

Rope Grippers: Elevator Brakes

Effective: January 2015
Deadline for Compliance: January 2027
ASME A17.3-2002 Appendix K, Chapter K3, Section 3.8.4.1 Single plunger brakes. (a) All existing traction elevator with single plunger brakes must comply with either of the following by January 1st, 2027: (1) Alteration of single plunger assemblies to dual-plunger type, or (2) Compliance with Unintended Car Movement Protection as specified by Section 2.19.2 of ASME A17.1

Nouveau Elevator installs and services non-proprietary and proprietary Rope Gripper Elevator Brakes to augment elevator systems with a code compliant unintended car movement system. Rope Grippers were developed for the purpose of gripping elevator suspension ropes to prevent an elevator from unintentionally moving in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure. It is a critical safety device in the event an elevator overspeeds or leaves a floor unintentionally with the doors still open.