ASTM E2513 - 07(2012)

    Standard Specification for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Platform Rescue Systems

    Active Standard ASTM E2513 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.77

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    ASTM E2513

    Abstract

    This specification covers the specifications, safety requirements, performance, design, practices, marking instructions and test methods for multi-story building external evacuation platform rescue systems (PRS) for emergency escape of persons who cannot use the normal means of egress to a safe area and for vertical transport of emergency responders. This specification is applicable only to PRSs that are permanently installed, designed for multi-cycle and repetitive use, and where descent is controlled to limit speed before arrival at a floor or landing zone. Conversely, this specification does not cover platform devices that are used primarily for purposes other than emergency evacuation and/or access, helicopters or other flying platforms, a PRS utilizing platforms that can be transported to or between buildings during operations, and a PRS using driving methods other than positive drive as drum and ropes.

    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 specifications, safety requirements, performance, design, practices, marking instructions and test methods for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Platform Rescue Systems (PRS) for emergency escape of persons who cannot use the normal means of egress to a safe area and for transport of emergency responders vertically.

    1.2 This standard is applicable only to PRS's:

    1.2.1 Permanently installed;

    1.2.2 Designed for multi-cycle and repetitive use; and

    1.2.3 Where descent is controlled to limit speed before arrival at a floor or landing zone.

    1.3 This standard does not cover:

    1.3.1 Platform devices that are used primarily for purposes other than emergency evacuation and/or access;

    1.3.2 Helicopters or other flying platforms;

    1.3.3 Any other devices covered under/within ASME A17.1;

    1.3.4 A PRS utilizing platform(s) that can be transported to or between buildings during operations; and

    1.3.5 A PRS using driving methods other than positive drive as drum and ropes.

    1.4 Operation of a PRS is limited to trained and authorized operators.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 Table of Contents:

    Section

    Scope

    1

    Referenced Documents

    2

    Terminology

    3

    Building Interface Requirements and Installation

    4

    Environmental Conditions

    5

    Fire and Smoke Protection

    6

    Material Requirements

    7

    Structural, Mechanical and Stability Calculations

    8

    Mechanical and Physical Properties

    9

    Buffers and Guides

    10

    Suspension Wire Rope and Wire Rope Connections

    11

    Hoisting Machines and Pulleys

    12

    Means to Prevent Falling of the Platform(s)

    13

    Electrical Power Requirements

    14

    Operation, Control and Communication

    15

    Accompanying Documents

    16

    Markings, Warnings and Operating Instructions

    17

    Verification of Safety Requirements

    18

    Quality Assurance

    19

    Maintenance

    20

    Keywords

    21

    Type Tests

    Annex A1

    Tests and Verifications Before First Use

    Annex A2

    Periodic Verifications

    Annex A3

    PRS Utilization Procedures

    Annex A4

    Rationale Statement

    Appendix X1


    1.7 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.

    ASME Standards

    A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

    ANSI Standards

    ANSIZ535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels

    NFPA Standards

    NFPA1976 Standard on Protective Clothing for Proximity Fire Fighting

    UL Standards

    UL1523 Controlled Descent Devices for Marine Use

    ASTM Standards

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

    ASCE Standards

    ASCE7–05 Minimum Design Loads for Building and Other Structures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.220.10 (Fire-fighting); 53.020.99 (Other lifting equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

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


    DOI: 10.1520/E2513-07R12

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