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Development of requirements to address wind tower elevators. 
ASME A17.8 standard addresses the design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and inspection of wind turbine tower elevators.

ASME A17.8 is a new stand-alone standard that applies only to elevators and service lifts permanently installed in a wind turbine tower. These elevators provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools and equipment.

Wind turbine tower elevators, which are typically subjected to extreme temperatures, humidity variations, and substantial horizontal motions, have limited use and are placed in a unique type of tower structure. The new ASME standard was developed to provide uniform rules and guidelines to address these challenges and other challenges resulting from variations in wind turbine tower elevator design over the past 10 years.

Intended for anyone engaged in the safety of wind turbine elevators, including those responsible for: design, engineering and manufacture; installation, operation, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair; inspection; plans, contracts, administration, insurance and liability; property, facilities and plant management; and emergency response.

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VICE CHAIR John Koshak
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Additional Committees
A17 Elevators and Escalators
A17 Regulatory Advisory Council
US TAG to TC178 (A17 International Standards Committee)
A17 B44.1/A17.5 Committee On Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment
A17 Code Coordination Committee
A17 Elevators Used for Construction Committee
A17 Ad Hoc Committee on Door Protection
A17 Dumbwaiter and ATD Committee
A17 Earthquake Safety Committee
A17 Electrical Committee
A17 Emergency Operations Committee
A17 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee
A17 Existing Installations
A17 Guide for Emergency Personnel
A17 Hand and Sidewalk Elevator Committee
A17 Hoistway Committee
A17 Hydraulic Committee
A17 Inclined Elevator Committee
A17 Inspections Committee
A17 Limited-Use/Limited-Application Elevator Committee
A17 Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Committee
A17 Marine Elevator Committee
A17 Mechanical Design Committee
A17 Mine Elevator Committee
A17 New Technology Committee
A17 Outside Emergency Elevator Committee
A17 Qualification of Elevator Inspectors (QEI)
A17 Rack & Pinion and Special Purpose Personnel Elevator Committee
A17 Residence Elevator Committee
A17 Wind Turbine Tower Elevator
Other Links
ASME Product Catalog
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ANSI Press Release Regarding AECO Approvals
Free Webinar: A17.4 Guide for Emergency Personnel - Key Changes
Professional Development Short Courses
ASME A17.7.1/CSA B44.7.1 General Requirements for Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organizations

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