1. NON-PROPRIETARY CONTROLS
    1. Elevator controls and equipment must be non-proprietary.  All site specific service tools (aka interface/machine room monitoring tools) shall be provided upon completion and turnover of elevator. The service tool shall be readily accessible to the OSU elevator shop if future purchase and replacement is necessary. The service tool shall allow full access to fault codes and maintenance related parameters, and shall allow complete and thorough maintenance service and testing to be performed by the OSU elevator shop. The service tool shall have no restrictions and must come with a user’s manual that effectively communicates to a qualified mechanic how to use the controller and/or tool, and also defined and explains all respective error codes, including required fixes. This Tool shall allow OSU to check on and change parameters and program the elevator. The service tool shall remain property of Oregon State University.
    2. The elevator must be able to be fully maintained by the OSU elevator shop and replacement parts shall be readily available for purchase.
    3. Complete and ALL documentation pertaining to the elevator shall be included upon completion and turnover of elevator. This documentation shall be readily available to the OSU elevator shop if future replacement is needed.

  2. ENGINEERED ELEVATORS
    1. Work included: Installation of a new engineered HYDRAULIC elevator complete as described in this standard.
    2. Code Compliance
      1. Completed elevator shall comply with current applicable national, state, local municipal, safety and ADA code (ASME A17.1).
    3. Submittals
      1. Submit two (2) bound operation and maintenance manuals for the new equipment  with operating and maintenance instructions, parts listing, recommended parts inventory listing, purchase source, listing for critical component, emergency instructions, complete “as built” wiring and block diagrams including input signals, adjusters manual, and diagnostic and/or trouble-shooting guide shall be furnished to Oregon State University.
      2. Submit a complete list of all items to be furnished and installed under this section. Included manufacturer’s specifications, catalog cuts, and other data to demonstrate compliance with the specified requirements.
      3. Submit complete shop drawings for all work in this section, showing dimensions and locations of all items including supporting structure and clearances required.
      4. Manufacturer’s recommended installation procedures which, when approved by the Owner, shall be the basis for inspecting and accepting or rejecting actual installation procedures used on the work.
      5. Submit one (1) complete clean set of drawing prints and specifications with “as-built” conditions marked in crisp red ink. Sign and attest to the documents as reflecting all conditions “as built”.
      6. Provide two (2) copies of Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Installation Manuals and Parts Manual necessary for full servicing of the elevator.
    4. Quality Assurance
      1. Elevator installer is responsible for quality assurance and insuring that all systems related to the elevator are complete and functioning properly.
    5. Use of Elevator
      1. The elevator shall not be used temporarily for building construction purposes unless specifically allowed by the Owner. General contractors shall be responsible for damage and repairs.
      2. If the contractor is allowed to use the elevator prior to substantial completion of the project, the warranty and service period shall not be compromised and shall begin when substantial completion is achieved after final inspection by the State of Oregon when Oregon State University takes possession of the entire building and is no longer used for construction purposes.
    6. Maintenance
      1. Starting at the time of substantial completion of the complete project, provide complete systematic inspection and maintenance of the elevator for a period of twelve (12) months. Furnish trained experts and equipment to check, adjust, lubricate, and otherwise maintain the elevator in operation without defects or deterioration. Replace or repair materials and parts which become defective or deteriorated for any reason except through abuse or misuse by OSU. This time frame will start with final inspection of the elevator by the State of Oregon.
    7. Acceptable elevator manufacturers are: (shown in alphabetical order, there is no campus standard, each job is based on job conditions)
      1. Elevator Controls
      2. Motion Control Engineering
      3. Smartrise
    8. Attributes
      1. Operation: Selective Collective
      2. Control: Microprocessor based
      3. Car Roller Guides (ELSCO or equivalent) No slide guides
      4. Door Operator: GAL MOVFR. All other must be preapproved by the OSU elevator shop.
      5. Fixtures: Innovation Industries
      6. Signals: Illuminated car and hall operating buttons, illuminated by light emitting diodes. Tamper proof. 
      7. Door detector shall be model Janus Pana-40 Plus, any others must meet approval of OSU elevator shop, and must have a separate control box not incorporated with any other device
      8. Car telephone shall be model no. Janus PSB phone, line powered
      9. Provide emergency access in all hoist way entrances
      10. Car enclosure-shall have a vandal resistant stainless steel (5WL) on all car doors and car operating panel
      11. Car fan and car lighting shall be on a timer to prolong the life these devices. This timer activated everytime a call is placed.
    9. Environmental Considerations
      1. Ambient temperature: 50° F to 90° F
      2. Humidity: not over 95% humidity
      3. Vent machine room to outside to remove hydraulic fluid odors from building
      4. Elevator pits shall have a sump pump, no exceptions.
    10. Operation, Equipment and Function
      1. Controller: Microprocessor base. Dedicated permanent status indicators shall be provided on the controller to indicate the following: when the safety circuit is open, when the door locks are open, when the elevator is operating at high speed, when the elevator is on independent service, when the elevator is on fireman’s service, when the elevator is out of service timer has elapsed or when the motor limit timer or valve timer has elapsed. In addition, provide means of displaying other special or error conditions that are detected by the microprocessor. The elevator shall not require the functioning or presence of the microprocessor to operate on car top inspection or hoistway access operation (if provided) in order to provide a reliable means to move the car if the microprocessor fails.
      2. The elevator controller shall utilize a microprocessor based logic system and shall comply with (ASME 17.1) safety code for elevators. The control equipment shall have all control parameters stored permanently on erasable programmable read-only memories (EPROM), and shall have permanent indicators to indicate important elevator status as an internal part of the controller. The system shall provide comprehensive means to access the computer memory for elevator diagnostic purposes without need for any external devises. Systems that require hook-up of external devices for trouble-shooting must include device, and any operating manuals required to effectively use said device
      3. The design of the controller must match the fixture design.
    11. Door Equipment
      1. GAL MOVFR Door Operator, GAL door rollers, door hanger tracks (car and hall) door pick-up assemblies, gate switch, and door locks. Any variation must be preapproved by the OSU elevator shop.
      2. All doors shall have 1-1/2 hour label or other identification acceptable to governing authorities.
      3. Provide adjustable nylon guide (by Nylube or Adams Elevator Equip. Co.)
      4. Heavy duty doors. Provide door skin on both sides of elevator doors. 
    12. Position Indicator
      1. Provide tamper resistant CE position indicators on all floors mounted in the floor station and in the COP.
    13. Smoke Detectors
      1. Smoke and heat detectors shall be compatible and tie into building fire system.
    14. Car Operating Panel (COP) & Fixtures.
      1. Flush mounted Car operating panel shall be mounted in the car return panel and shall contain the devices required for the specified operation. The buttons and devices shall be of the easy readability type and the floor designation buttons shall become illuminated when pressed and shall stay illuminated until the floor call is answered. Provide continuous hinge on panel for easy access to internal components. Locate hinges on side of panel nearest wall of the elevator. The car operating shall contain the floor designations, and all the controls and features indicated below.
        1. Car position indicator, illuminated with light emitting diodes
        2. Fan key switch
        3. Emergency stop key switch
        4. Independent service key switch
        5. Firefighter service key switch
        6. Light key switch
        7. Hoistway access
        8. All switches shall be keyed with EX 511-514 and FEO-K1 for fire service
        9. Alarm bell pushbutton type
        10. Door Hold (DH) pushbutton type
        11. Engraved capacity plate and elevator designation
        12. Emergency light
        13. Emergency phone shall be Janus PSB line powered phone only
        14. Elevator shall be equipped with a hands free intercom with base station in the lobby and additional station in any remote machine room when required by code.
        15. Duplex GFCI Outlet
    15. Adjust and Balance
      1. Make necessary adjustments of equipment to ensure elevator operates smoothly and accurately
    16. Protection
      1. Locate and protect movable equipment and controls in such a way that they can only be operated by authorized persons
    17. Inspections
      1. Obtain and pay for inspections and permits and make sure test is as required by regulations of authorities. Conduct all tests and inspections in the presence of the OSU elevator mechanics.
      2. Final inspection shall be after all new equipment is installed and operating correctly.
      3. Inspect installation in accordance with ASME-A17.2
      4. Deliver test certificates and permits to owner
    18. Operation and Maintenance
      1. Instruct Owner’s personnel in proper use, operations and daily maintenance of elevators, including all manuals i.e. adjusters manuals needed to work on the system.
      2. Training shall be provided on new elevator include operation of service tool and servicing of elevator.
        1. Make final check of each elevator operation, with OSU elevator mechanics present and just prior to date of substantial completion. Determine that control systems and operating devices are functioning properly.
    19. Cleaning
      1. Remove all trash and debris from site during elevator installation
      2. Clean and all elevator surfaces, removing all dirt, dust, spots, and scratches. Any damage shall be repaired or replaced as directed by owner, at no cost to owner.
      3. Prior to substantial completion, remove protection from finished or ornamental surfaces and clean and polish surfaces with due regard to type of material.
      4. Remove tools, equipment and surplus materials from site.
      5. Paint car frame and hoistway equipment, pit floor and machine room floor.

  3. HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES
    1. Solid State Motor Starter
      1. Provide a Siemens soft start w/ fault contactor to limit current inrush during starting and to provide gradual acceleration of the motor. Motor starting shall not be initiated by mechanical contacts.
    2. Hydraulic Jack
      1. All hydraulic elevators shall not be of the roped hydro type
      2. All holeless jacks shall not be inverted
      3. Install plunger-cylinder units plumb and accurate
      4. Install schedule 40 PVC auxiliary casing with bottom completely sealed. Size casing for minimum 1.5” clearance to all jack assembly components
      5. Install piping without routing underground. Where not possible, route piping through schedule 40 PVC before back filing
      6. Hydraulic hose for sound deadening is not permitted
      7. All underground pipe is to be installed with PVC sleeve
    3. Hydraulic Power Unit
      1. A Maxton valve shall be installed. All other must be preapproved by the OSU elevator shop.
      2. Power unit shall be submersible. Installing dry units must be preapproved by the OSU elevator shop.
      3. The power unit shall have a shut off valve which will isolate the oil reservoir to enable servicing of the power unit. A shut off valves shall be located in the machine room and in pit.
      4. A suitable muffler designated to withstand the high pressures shall be installed in the power unit in a blowout proof housing.
    4. Elevator Pit Hydraulic Oil Return Pump
      1. Drip Pan Return Pump: 120V fractional h.p. pump suitable for pumping of hydraulic fluid. Furnish pump with float activated on/off switch.
      2. Provide self-contained pump and reservoir to return oil to machine room tank. 

  4. TRACTION ELEVATORS SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES
    1. Traditional machine room set up at top of hoistway (No MRL)
    2. Hoist ropes shall be of high grade and not be smaller than ½” or metric equivalent.
    3. No greater than 2:1 rope configuration, preferably 1:1 (No 4:1).
    4. Speed shall not exceed 200 fpm. Speed over 200 fpm must be preapproved by the OSU elevator shop.
    5. Emergency rescue operation shall not require the use of a UPS to drift the car.  A Mechanical brake pick shall be provided (in the event of an open brake coil).
    6. Traction machine shall be gearless by Hollister Whitney.
Last Updated: 
07/23/2018