List of Alterations: ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2016

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Purpose: This list is an Appendix to Directive D-L4 110803 5 Rev.5 “Major and Minor Alterations.” It outlines situations where an alteration permit is required (“major” or “minor”) based on the scope of work, and indicates when an inspection is required (“x”). Shaded areas are not applicable and do not require an alteration permit or inspection. Note: For minor alterations where an inspection is indicated, the safety officer may use their discretion to perform the inspection or accept the declaration and not perform an inspection.

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ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRIC ELEVATORS
Code Reference Inspection Scope of Alteration Type of Alteration
  Alteration Replacement
  Modification Addition Same Different make/model
8.7.2.1 x Hoistway Enclosure major major    
8.7.2.1.1   Hoistway Enclosure Walls minor      
8.7.2.1.2   Addition of Elevator to Existing Hoistway   new    
8.7.2.1.3 x Construction at Top of Hoistway minor      
8.7.2.1.4 x Construction at Bottom of Hoistway minor      
8.7.2.1.5   Control of Smoke and Hot Gases minor minor    
8.7.2.2.1 x Pits major major    
8.7.2.2.1   Pit Drains (requires engineer letter for conformance to 2.2.2.5) minor minor    
8.7.2.2.1   Pit Guards minor minor    
8.7.2.2.1 x Pit Access (including ladders and access doors)   minor    
8.7.2.2.1   Pit Illumination   minor    
8.7.2.2.1   Pit Stop Switches   minor    
8.7.2.2.1 x Pit Depth minor      
8.7.2.2.1   Access to Underside of Car minor minor    
8.7.2.2.2   Addition of Pit Sump   minor    
8.7.2.3   Location and Guarding of Counterweights minor minor    
8.7.2.4 x Vertical Car and Counterweight Clearances and Runbys minor      
8.7.2.5 x Horizontal car and counterweight clearances minor      
8.7.2.7   Machinery and sheave beams, supports and foundations        
8.7.2.7.1 x Enclosure (new construction) major      
8.7.2.7.2   Means of access minor minor    
8.7.2.7.3   Access and door openings minor minor    
8.7.2.7.4   headroom minor minor    
8.7.2.7.5   Window and skylights minor minor    
8.7.2.7.6   lighting minor minor    
8.7.2.7.7   ventilation minor minor    
8.7.2.8   Electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in H/W and machine rooms
8.7.2.8   Installation of new or altered electrical equipment, wiring, raceways, cables, pipes, ducts. (Includes HVAC and monitoring/video equipment) minor minor    
8.7.2.9 x Machinery and sheave beams, supports and foundations major major    
8.7.2.10   Entrance and hoistway openings
8.7.2.10.1(a) x General requirements (new entrances) major major    
8.7.2.10.1 (b)  x New entrances with existing entrances major major    
8.7.2.10.1(c) x Alteration H/W entrance major major   minor
8.7.2.10.1 (d) x Emergency doors minor major   minor
8.7.2.10.1 (e) x Access openings for cleaning major major   minor
8.7.2.10.2 x Horizontal slide-type entrance major major   minor
8.7.2.10.3 x Vertical slide-type entrance major major   minor
8.7.2.10.4 x Swing-type entrances major major   minor
8.7.2.11   Hoistway door locking devices, access switches, and parking devices
8.7.2.11.1 x Interlocks minor major   minor
8.7.2.11.2 x Mechanical lock and contacts minor major   Minor
8.7.2.11.3   Parking devices minor minor   minor
8.7.2.11.4   Access switches and unlocking devices
8.7.2.11.4 (a)   Unlocking devices minor minor    
8.7.2.11.4 (b) x Access switches   minor    
8.7.2.11.5   Restricted opening of hoistway doors or car doors of passenger elevators (restrictors) minor minor   minor
8.7.2.12 x Power operation of hoistway doors minor minor   minor
8.7.2.12 x Replacement of door operator minor     minor
8.7.2.13 x Door reopening device (requires inspection when alteration includes alteration to door operator) minor major   minor
8.7.2.14   Car enclosures, car doors and gates and car illumination
8.7.2.14.1 x New car enclosure major      
8.7.2.14.2   Alteration to existing car enclosure minor minor    
8.7.2.14.2(b)   Top emergency exit minor minor   minor
8.7.2.14.2(c)   Installation of glass   minor    
8.7.2.14.2(d)   Equipment added to car   minor    
8.7.2.14.2.(h) x Addition of partitions to car enclosure major major    
8.7.2.14.2(i) x Addition of car door or gate to existing elevator car   major    
8.7.2.14.4   Other car enclosure alterations not specified in 8.7.2.14.2   minor    
8.7.2.14.5.1   Addition of car top railing   minor    
8.7.2.14.5.2 x Addition of car top railing   major    
8.7.2.15.1 x Car frames and platforms major major    
8.7.2.15.2   Increase or decrease in deadweight of car <5% minor minor    
8.7.2.15.2 x Increase or decrease the sum of deadweight and rated load by 5% major      
8.7.2.16   Capacity, loading, and classification
8.7.2.16.1 x Change in type of service major      
8.7.2.16.2 x Change in class of loading major      
8.7.2.16.3 x Carrying of passengers on freight elevators major      
8.7.2.16.4 x Increase in rated load major      
8.7.2.17   Change in rise or rated speed
8.7.2.17.1 x Increase or decrease in rise major      
8.7.2.17.2 x Increase in rated speed major      
8.7.2.17.2 (a) x Increase in rated speed of winding drum as specified in 8.7.2.17.2(c) major      
8.7.2.17.2 (b) x Increase in rated speed major      
8.7.2.17.2.(c)   Increase in speed not exceeding 10% and .20 m/s as specified in 8.7.2.17.2(c) minor      
8.7.2.17.3 x Decrease in rated speed major      
8.7.2.18   Car and counterweight safeties
8.7.2.18.1 x New car safeties   major   major
8.7.2.18.2 x New counterweight safeties   major   major
8.7.2.18.3 x Existing car safeties major     major
8.7.2.18.4 x Existing counterweight safeties major     major
8.7.2.19   Speed governors and governor ropes
8.7.2.19 x New or altered speed governor major major   major
8.7.2.19   Governor rope (different material or construction) minor     minor
8.7.2.20 x Ascending car overspeed and unintended car movement protection major major   major
8.7.2.21   Suspension ropes and their connections
8.7.2.21.1 x Change in suspension members major major    
8.7.2.21.2   Addition of suspension member equalizers minor minor    
8.7.2.21.3   Addition of auxiliary rope suspension member-fastening devices   minor    
8.7.2.21.4 x Suspension means monitoring and protection minor minor    
8.7.2.22 x Counterweights major major    
8.7.2.23   Car and counterweight buffers and bumpers major     major
8.7.2.24 x Guide rails, supports and fastenings

 

(Alteration or increase of stress >5%)

major major    
8.7.2.25   Driving machines and sheaves
8.7.2.25.1(a) x Alterations to driving machines and sheaves (part of an alteration) major major major major
8.7.2.25.1(b) x Alteration to driving machines and sheaves (components) major major   minor
8.7.2.25.1(c)   Alteration to driving machines and sheaves (change in driving machine sheave)     minor minor
8.7.2.25.2 x Change in location of driving machine major      
8.7.2.26   Terminal stopping devices minor minor    
8.7.2.27   Operating devices and control equipment
8.7.2.27.1 x Inspection operation minor minor   minor
8.7.2.27.1 x Inspection operation with open door circuits minor minor    
8.7.2.27.2   Car leveling or truck zoning device minor minor    
8.7.2.27.3 x Change in power supply major      
8.7.2.27.4 x Controllers major   major major
8.7.2.27.4(d) x Door controller (installation or alteration) minor     minor
8.7.2.27.4(e) x Controller for emergency or standby power or FEO minor major   minor
8.7.2.27.5 x Change in type of motion control (see directive D-L4-100311 2) major      
8.7.2.27.6 x Change in type of operational control (see directive D-L4-100311 2) major      
8.7.2.27.7   In-car stop switch minor      
8.7.2.27.8 x Electrical protective devices major major   minor
8.7.2.27.9   Door monitoring system minor minor    
8.7.2.28(a) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (emergency signaling devices) minor minor    
8.7.2.28(b) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (emergency or standby power) minor minor   minor
8.7.2.28(c) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (FEO) minor minor    
8.7.2.28(d) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (addition of elevator to group) minor minor    
ALTERATION TO HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS
Code Reference Inspection Scope of Alteration Type of Alteration
  Alteration Replacement
  Modification Addition Same Different make/model
8.7.3.1

 

See 8.7.2.1

x Hoistway enclosure major      
8.7.3.2

 

See 8.7.2.2

x pits major      
 8.7.2.2   Pit drains ( requires engineer letter confirming compliance to 2.2.2.5) minor minor    
 8.7.2.2   Pit guards   minor    
 8.7.2.2 x Pit access (including ladder or access door) minor minor    
 8.7.2.2   Pit illumination minor minor    
 8.7.2.2   Pit stop switches minor minor    
 8.7.2.2   Pit depth minor      
 8.7.2.2   Access to underside of car minor minor    
8.7.3.2.2   Addition of pit sump pump   minor    
8.7.3.3   Location and guarding of counterweights minor minor    
8.7.3.4 x Vertical car and counterweight clearances and runbys minor      
8.7.3.5 x Horizontal car and counterweight clearances minor      
8.7.3.6 x Protection of spaces below hoistway minor      
8.7.3.7
See 8.7.2.7
Machine rooms, machinery spaces, control spaces and control rooms
8.7.2.7.1 x enclosure major      
8.7.2.7.2   Means of access minor minor    
8.7.2.7.3   Access and door openings minor minor    
8.7.2.7.4   headroom minor minor    
8.7.2.7.5   Window and skylights minor minor    
8.7.2.7.6   lighting minor minor    
8.7.2.7.7   ventilation minor minor    
8.7.3.8   Electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in H/W and machine rooms
8.7.3.8   Installation of new or altered electrical equipment, wiring, raceways, cables, pipes, ducts. (Includes HVAC and monitoring/video equipment) minor minor    
8.7.3.9 x Machinery and sheave beams, supports and foundations major major    
8.7.3.10
See 8.7.2.10
  Hoistway and entrance openings
8.7.2.10.1(a) x General requirements (new) major major    
8.7.2.10.1 (b)  x New entrances with existing entrances major     major
8.7.2.10.1(c)   Alteration H/W entrance major      
8.7.2.10.1 (d) x Emergency doors major major   minor
8.7.2.10.1 (e)   Access openings major major    
8.7.2.10.2 x Horizontal slide-type entrance major      
8.7.2.10.3 x Vertical slide-type entrance major major    
8.7.2.10.4 x Swing-type entrances major major    
8.7.3.11
See 8.7.2.11
  Hoistway door locking devices
8.7.2.11.1 x Interlocks minor major   minor
8.7.2.11.2 x Mechanical lock and contacts minor major   minor
8.7.2.11.3   Parking devices minor minor   minor
8.7.2.11.4   Access switches and unlocking devices
8.7.2.11.4 (a)   Unlocking devices minor minor    
8.7.2.11.4 (b) x Access switches minor minor    
8.7.2.11.5   Restricted opening of hoistway doors or car doors of passenger elevators (restrictors) minor minor    
8.7.3.12 x Power operation of hoistway doors minor minor    
8.7.3.12 x Replacement of door operator minor minor   minor
8.7.3.13
See 8.2.7.14

 

  Car enclosures and door reopening device
8.7.2.14.1 x New car enclosure major major    
8.7.2.14.2   Alteration to existing car enclosure minor minor    
8.7.2.14.2.(h) x Addition of partitions to car enclosure major major    
8.7.3.13.2 (see 8.7.2.13) x Door reopening device (altered, added or replaced) requires inspection only when replaced with door operator minor minor   minor
8.7.3.14 x Car frames and platforms major major    
8.7.3.15   Safeties
8.7.3.15.1 x Installation of car safeties   major   minor
8.7.3.15.2 x Installation of counterweight safeties   major   minor
8.7.3.15.3 x Alteration of existing car or counterweight safeties major      
8.7.3.16
See 8.7.2.19
  Governor and governor ropes
8.7.2.19 x New or altered speed governor major major   major
8.7.2.19 x Governor rope (different material or construction) minor     minor
8.7.3.17 x Change in type of service major      
8.7.3.18 x Change in class of loading major      
8.7.3.19 x Carrying of passengers of freight elevators major      
8.7.3.20 x Increase in rated load major      
8.7.3.21 x Increase in deadweight of car major      
8.7.3.22   Change in rise or rated speed
8.7.3.22.1 x Increase or decrease in rise major      
8.7.3.22.2 x Increase in rated speed major      
8.7.3.22.3 x Decrease in rated speed major      
8.7.3.23   Hydraulic equipment
8.7.3.23.1 x Hydraulic jack major major major major
8.7.3.23.2 x plungers major major minor major
8.7.3.23.3 x Cylinders major major minor major
8.7.3.23.4 x Increase in working pressure > 5% major      
8.7.3.23.5 x Change in location of hydraulic jack major      
8.7.3.23.6 x Relocation of hydraulic machine (power unit) within existing machine room. minor      
8.7.3.23.6 x Relocation of hydraulic machine (power unit) to new machine room major      
8.7.3.23.7 x Plunger gripper (addition to or alteration of) major major minor minor
8.7.3.24   Valves, pressure piping and fittings
8.7.3.24 x Control valves (altered or replaced) minor     minor
8.7.3.24 x Overspeed valve (addition of)   minor   minor
8.7.3.24   Relief valves (alteration or replacement)   minor   minor
8.7.3.24   Check valve (alteration or replacement)   minor   minor
8.7.3.24   Pressure piping or fittings (alteration or replacement) minor minor    
8.7.3.25   Suspension ropes and their connections
8.7.3.25.1 x Change in the number of ropes or diameter of ropes major major    
8.7.3.25.1   Change in material or grade minor      
8.7.3.25.2   Addition of rope equalizers minor minor    
8.7.3.26
See 8.7.2.22
x Counterweights (addition to or alteration) major major   minor
8.7.3.27 x Car buffers and bumpers major major   minor
8.7.3.28 x Guide rails, supports and fastenings

 

Alteration or increase of stress > 5%

major      
8.7.3.29   Tanks minor minor   minor
8.7.3.30   Terminal stopping devices minor minor    
8.7.3.31   Operating devices and control equipment
8.7.3.31.1 x Top of car operating devices minor minor   minor
8.7.3.31.2   Car levelling or truck zoning device minor minor    
8.7.3.31.3   Anticreep levelling device minor minor    
8.7.3.31.4   Change in power supply major      
8.7.3.31.4   Addition of soft start   minor   minor
8.7.3.31.5 x Change in controller major   major major
8.7.3.31.5.(d) x Door controller minor     minor
8.7.3.31.5(e) x Controller for emergency or standby power or fire fighters emergency operation minor major   minor
8.7.3.31.6 x Change in type of motion control (see directive D-L4-100311 2) major      
8.7.3.31.7 x Change in type of operation control (see directive D-L4-100311 2) major      
8.7.3.31.8(a)   Emergency operation and signaling devices (emergency signaling devices) minor minor    
8.7.3.31.8(b) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (emergency or standby power) minor minor    
8.7.3.31.8(c) x Emergency operation and signaling devices (FEO) minor minor    
8.7.3.31.9 x Auxiliary power lowering operation   minor    
8.7.3.31.10   In-car stop switch minor      
8.7.3.31.11 x Electrical protective devices major major   major
8.7.3.31.12   Change of hydraulic pump motor starter minor     minor
ALTERATION TO ESCALATORS
Code Reference Inspection Scope of Alteration Type of Alteration
  Alteration Replacement
  Modification Addition Same Different make/model
8.7.6.1.1   General Requirements (replacement of component parts is not considered an alteration
8.7.6.1.2 x Relocation of escalator (within the same premises) major      
8.7.6.1.3   Protection of floor openings minor      
8.7.6.1.4   Protection of trusses and machinery spaces against fire minor      
8.7.6.1.5   Construction requirements
8.7.6.1.5(a) x Construction requirements:

 

Angle of inclination

major      
8.7.6.1.5(b) x Construction requirements:

 

Geometry

major      
8.7.6.1.5(c) x Construction requirements:

 

Balustrades

major      
8.7.6.1.5(d) x Construction requirements:

 

Skirt deflector devices

minor      
8.7.6.1.6 x Handrails minor     minor
8.7.6.1.7 x Step system major     major
8.7.6.1.8   combplates minor      
8.7.6.1.9 x Trusses and girders major major    
8.7.6.1.9 x Trusses and girders:

 

New escalator into existing trusses

major      
8.7.6.1.10 x Step wheel tracks major     major
8.7.6.1.11 x Rated load and speed major      
8.7.6.1.12   Driving machine, motor, and brake
8.7.6.1.12(a) x Driving machine major   major major
8.7.6.1.12(b) x Driving motor major     major
8.7.6.1.12(c) x Machine brake major major   major
8.7.6.1.13 x Operating and safety devices major major   minor
8.7.6.1.14   Lighting, access and electrical work minor minor    
8.7.6.1.15   Entrance and egress minor      
8.7.6.1.16 x controller major     major
8.7.6.1.17 x Variable frequency drive motor minor major   minor
8.7.6.1.18 x Addition of escalator speed variation   minor    

ALTERATIONS TO MOVING WALKS

Code Reference

Inspection

Scope of Alteration

Type of Alteration

 

Alteration

Replacement

 

Modification

Addition

Same

Different make/model

8.7.6.2.1   General Requirements (replacement of component parts is not considered an alteration        
8.7.6.2.2 x Relocation of moving walk (within the same premises) major      
8.7.6.2.3   Protection of floor openings minor      
8.7.6.2.4   Protection of trusses and machinery spaces against fire minor      
8.7.6.2.5   Construction requirements        
8.7.6.2.5(a) x Construction requirements:

 

Angle of inclination

major      
8.7.6.2.5(b) x Construction requirements:

 

Geometry

major      
8.7.6.2.5(c) x Construction requirements:

 

Balustrades

major      
8.7.6.2.6   Handrails minor      
8.7.6.2.7 x Treadway system major     major
8.7.6.2.8   Comb plates minor     minor
8.7.6.2.9 x Trusses and girders major major    
8.7.6.2.9 x Trusses and girders: New moving walk into existing trusses major      
8.7.6.2.10 x Track system major     major
8.7.6.2.11 x Rated load and speed major      
8.7.6.2.12   Driving machine, motor, and brake
8.7.6.2.12(a) x Driving machine major   major major
8.7.6.2.12(b) x Driving motor major     major
8.7.6.2.12(c) x Machine brake major major   major
8.7.6.2.13 x Operating and safety devices major major   minor
8.7.6.2.14   Lighting, access and electrical work minor minor    
8.7.6.2.15 x controller major     major
8.7.6.2.16 x Variable frequency drive motor minor major   minor
8.7.6.2.17 x Addition of moving walk speed variation   minor    
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