Plates provided by us will not have blanks for field added information. We require the Elevator Contractor (or customer) provide complete information before we fabricate the plate. This assures the inspector that qualified personnel have reviewed the information before the plate is fabricated.
Codedataplate.com has made public an archive of presentation slide used in educational sessions held throughout the country. Listed below are the presentations, in chronological order.
Acceptance Test Tags: 188.8.131.52.4 in 2013 and later editions are required for Alterations as well as New Installations. The 2019 edition provides cross references to the alteration acceptance tests. Code Data Plate offers to certified inspectors a pocket guide showing the various requirement numbers.
Auxiliary Power Lowering Operation: The rule came into the code with the 2000 edition. For Emergency Lowering installed under A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions we show this alteration as 1200.2(Emerg. Lowering). For this alteration under A17.1-2000 and later editions it is 184.108.40.206.9.
Cab Work: We often see a lack of information on Cab Alterations. Please be aware there are a number of different alterations invoking different parts of the code. Further information may be found on our Custom Plates page .
Controller Changes: We often see confusion in Controller Alterations. Please be aware these are 3 different alterations invoking different parts of the code. Further information may be found on our Custom Plates page . Very often the controller changes will include a change to or the addition of Fire Service Operation and if so an alteration to Emergency Service will need to be indicated.
Jacks, Cylinders and Plungers: We often see these terms used interchangeably. Please be aware these are 3 different alterations invoking different parts of the code. Jack replacement is the entire assembly and requires conformance with all of 3.18 (302 in d-2000 and earlier editions). When just the Cylinder is replaced conformance is only required with specific parts of 3.18. Likewise is the case with just the Plunger. Further information may be found through our links .
Main Line Disconnect: When the installation of a new Main Line Disconnect is part of an alteration it is covered under Wiring (1201.3, 1203.1c, 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168). The controller rule applies only when the kind of power is changed coming to the controller (type, frequency, number of phases or voltage).
Part XII Rules: Our custom alteration plates always use the rules from the 1996 edition for all alterations done under A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions. (Rule 1200.6 first appeared in the 1996 edition.) Generally rules will follow Table 1200 unless additional clarity is needed.
Periodic Test Tags: 22.214.171.124.2 (Requirement 126.96.36.199.6 in 2007 and earlier editions) requires a metal test tag with test data, person or firm performing the test and the application requirement to be installed. CodeDataPlate.com typically updates these tags after the effective date of the code, but retains all earlier requirements to allow for use where earlier editions are adopted.
Plunger Gripper: The rule came into the code with the 2002 edition. For Plunger Grippers installed under A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions we show this alteration as 1200.2(Plunger Gripper). For this alteration under A17.1a-2002 and later editions it is 188.8.131.52.7 [It can also be shown as 184.108.40.206(Plunger Gripper) for the A17.1-2000].
Pump Units: For the replacement of a Pump Unit we normally show an alteration to both Tank(220.127.116.11) and Valves(18.104.22.168), Pressure Piping, and Fittings. When a Pump Unit is relocated consideration must be given to its relative position to the top of the jack (1203.3f or 22.214.171.124.6).
Relocation of Power (pump) Unit: When pump units are relocated and the new location is below the top of the cylinder requirement 3.26.8 (sensor and check valve) must be considered.
Restricted Door Opening: The rule has been in the code since the early 1980's. In A17-2000 and later editions the requirement is 126.96.36.199.5. In A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions there is not a specific alteration rule, however 1201.11 rules reference 111.5. We show this alteration by indicating compliance with 1201.11 or 1203.1k for hydraulic elevators or by showing it in more detail as 1201.11(111.5).
Roller Guides: An alteration to the Roller Guides, or addition of Roller Guides can affect the operation of safeties. For these alterations are shown as alterations to car frames or counterweights.
Section 8.7 Requirements: Our custom alteration plates use the requirements from the Alteration Code edition for all alterations done under A17.1-2000 and later editions. Generally requirements will follow Appendix L unless additional clarity is needed. The level of detail on our plates is a direct reflection of the level of detail provided to us. For example if the permit says replace controller we will indicate the more general rule which covers many possibilities. If more details are included we will also show the greater detail. Items not Covered in Part XII or Section 8.7: When an Alteration is made that is not specifically covered in Alterations we show it by 1200.2(description or rule reference) or 188.8.131.52(description or requirement). This states that the alteration has not diminished the level of safety below that which existed before the alteration and identifies what has been done. The two below are typical.
Security Changes: These changes can affect many things, but are often permitted as a Security Change without further alteration information. We see these as an Item Not Covered [1200.2(Security Change) or 184.108.40.206 (Security Change)]. This change could affect the Fire Service Operation and if so an alteration to Emergency Service may need to be indicated.
Seismic Alterations: Certain Jurisdictions require Seismic Upgrades as part of modernizations. When these alterations are made we indicate it on our Code Data Plates as "220.127.116.11 (Seismic-8.4)"
Skirt Deflector Devises (Brushes): A separate requirement was added in the A17.1a-2005 [18.104.22.168.5(d)]. For this alteration under A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions we show it as 1207.5c (an alteration to the Construction of Balustrades) and as 22.214.171.124.5(c) for this alteration under A17.1-2000 through A17.1-2004.
Special Application Elevators: In the 2019 edition Section 126.96.36.199 was revised extensively. In earlier editions alterations of Special Application Elevators and other equipment where there are limited alterations listed, we typically refer back to the appropriate section in the main body of the code.
Toe Guard: The extended toe guard requirement maybe triggered by 188.8.131.52 when a rope brake is added.
Top of Car Railing: This addition of a top of a car rail (184.108.40.206.5) is shown as 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) for 2013 and earlier editions.