ASTM E2484 - 08

    Standard Specification for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Controlled Descent Devices

    Active Standard ASTM E2484 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.77

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Abstract

    This specification defines the material requirements, performance, design, marking instructions, test methods, ancillary components, requirements for the installation, periodic maintenance when installed, and instructions for the use of multi-story building external evacuation controlled descent device (CDD) systems for emergency escape of persons who cannot use the standard exit facilities in multi-story buildings. This specification does not apply to personal escape parachutes, ropes, chain ladders or rappelling devices. This specification does not apply as well to ancillary components used with and included in CDD systems, harnesses, connecting hardware, signage, special evacuation openings, personal protection equipment or devices and other components used on CDD systems which may be installed, purchased or used in accordance with the requirements specified herein.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements, performance, design, marking instructions, test methods and ancillary components of Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Controlled Descent Device (CDD) systems for emergency escape of persons who cannot use the standard exit facilities in multi-story buildings, defines requirements for their installation, periodic maintenance when installed and instructions for their use.

    1.2 This specification does not apply to personal escape parachutes, rope, chain ladders or rappelling devices.

    1.3 This specification does not apply to ancillary components used with and included in CDD systems, harnesses, connecting hardware, signage, special evacuation openings, personal protection equipment or devices and other components used on CDD systems which may be installed, purchased or used in accordance with the requirements specified herein.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    E488 Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E894 Test Method for Anchorage of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings

    E1512 Test Methods for Testing Bond Performance of Bonded Anchors

    E2265 Terminology for Anchors and Fasteners in Concrete and Masonry

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI/AWSD,14.4 Specification for Welded Joints in machinery and Equipment

    ASCE Standard

    ASCE1-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures Available from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Reston, VA 20191, http://www.asce.org.

    ASME Standard

    ASMEA120 Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.60 (Protection against falling and slipping); 91.140.99 (Other installations in buildings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2484-08

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