Code Change Notification Effective January 01, 2021
Starting January 01, 2021 if your elevator does not meet the following code you will not pass inspection or receive your elevator certificate without upgrading your elevator. The new code reads as follows;
3.10.12 System to Monitor and Prevent Automatic Operation of the Elevator with Faulty Door Contact Circuits:
Means shall be provided to monitor the position of power-operated car doors that are mechanically coupled with the landing doors while the car is in the landing zone, in order
(a) to prevent automatic operation of the car if the car door is not closed (see 3.4.2 c), regardless of whether the portion of the circuits incorporating the car door contact or the interlock contact of the landing door coupled with the car door, or both, are closed or open, except as permitted in 3.10.7
(b) to prevent the power closing of the doors during automatic operation if the car door is fully open and any of the following conditions exist:
1. The car door contact is closed, or the portion of the circuit incorporating this contact is bypassed.
2. The interlock contact of the landing door that is coupled to the opened car door is closed, or the portion of the circuit incorporating this contact is bypassed.
3. The car door contact and the interlock contact of the door that is coupled to the opened car door are closed, or the portions of the circuits incorporating these contacts are bypassed.
As of the 1996 code all elevators that were installed were supposed to meet this code. If your unit was installed before 1996, there is a high probability that it does not meet this code. There were some units that did not meet the code until 2000 because the code was not enforced.2021 Code Change Notification