CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER POLICY DENVER FIRE DEPARTMENT SUBMITTAL OF CONVEYANCE INSTALLATION/ALTERATION PLANS

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1 Subject: SUBMITTAL OF CONVEYANCE INSTALLATION/ALTERATION PLANS Reference: Denver Fire Code Section Approved: Joseph L. Gonzales, Division Chief, Fire Prevention Division Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 1 of 6 GENERAL INFORMATION This policy outlines the requirements for shop/layout drawing submittal for any conveyance installation or alteration in the City and County of Denver. Prior to commencing work, a licensed elevator contractor is required to submit plans for approval and shall obtain an Installation or Alteration Permit from the Denver Fire Department (DFD). WHAT TO SUBMIT New Conveyance Installations The following items must be included in the plan review submittal to the DFD: 1. A completed Application for Plan Review. (See the following pages for specific requirements on different types of applications) 2. Two Complete Sets of Layout Drawing(s). Drawings must be submitted in one (1) hard-copy format and one (1) electronically in PDF format. All drawings must bear the signature and seal of the architect and/or engineer responsible for the conveyance design. Layout drawings shall be dimensional and indicate that the conveyance meets the requirements set out in ASME A or ASME A Any drawings not indicating the proper code edition will be returned immediately to the contractor. Approved layout drawings are the property of the building owner and shall remain on site at all times. The elevator contractor shall provide documentation that the current fire alarm panel is capable of fire recall or that a #3A permit to alter-install a new fire alarm panel has been issued. Documentation stating that material for the car enclosure, enclosure linings and floor coverings (other than metal or glass) conform to the following: a) ASTM E 84, ANSI/UL 723, NFPA 252 for car enclosure and the enclosure lining with a flame spread rating of 0 to 75, and smoke development of 0 to 450. b) ASTM E 648 with a critical radiant flux of not less than 0.45 W/cm 2 for floor covering and underlayment.

2 Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 2 of 6 If, at the time of application, the interior car material is unknown, DFD may issue an Initial Installation Permit to install the conveyance. An Alteration Permit must be obtained before the car interior is installed. Layout drawings shall also include the following: (The following code references are to ASME A17.1 current adopted edition): All Elevators (including LU/LA s, dumbwaiters/material lifts): a) Building name, address and conveyance State registration number b) Required clearances and basic dimensions c) Indicate whether a Fire Command Center is present d) Layout of the elevator annunciator panel (if Fire Command Center is present) e) Indicate whether elevator(s) are operational on emergency power (generator); also indicate the sequence of operation and how many elevators can be operated simultaneously f) Primary and alternate floor locations (as determined by DFD) g) Indicate that the Flashing Fire Hat signal conforms to Denver Fire Code amendments h) Indicate that the Fire Emergency Operation conforms to Denver Building Code amendments for pressurized shafts i) Maximum bracket spacing (see 2.23 or 3.23) j) Estimated maximum vertical forces on the guide rails on application of the safety or other retarding device (see 2.23 and or 3.23) k) In the case of freight elevators for Class B or C loading (see ), the horizontal forces on the guiderail faces during loading and unloading, and the estimated maximum horizontal forces in a post-wise direction on the guiderail faces on the application of the safety device (see 2.23 or 3.23) l) Size and linear weight kg/m (lb/ft) of any rail reinforcement, where provided (see 2.23 or 3.23) m) Total static and impact loads imposed on machinery and sheave beams, supports, and floors or foundations (see 2.9) n) Impact load on buffer supports due to buffer engagement at the maximum permissible speed and load (see 8.2.3) o) Total static and dynamic loads from the governor, ropes, and tension system p) Horizontal forces on the building structure stipulated by and

3 Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 3 of 6 q) Rated speed and operating speed in the down direction r) Identification of welding in conjunction with work. Hot work permit is required (other than for tack welds) or include in elevator permit scope s) Identification if hoistway is pressurized Electric Elevators (including LU/LA s, dumbwaiters/material lifts): a) Where compensation tie-down is applied (see ), the load on the compensation tie-down supports b) Maximum upward movement (see 2.4.6) Hydraulic Elevators (including LU/LA s, Dumbwaiters/Material Lifts): a) Net vertical load from the elevator system, which includes the total car weight and rated load; plunger, cylinder, and oil; and any structural supports b) Outside diameter and wall thickness of the cylinder, plunger and piping, and the working pressure c) Minimum grade of pipe (ASTM or recognized standard) required to fulfill the installation requirements for pressure piping, or in lieu of a specific grade of pipe, the minimum tensile strength of pipe to be used for the installation (see 3.19) d) Length of the plunger and cylinder e) Clearance between the bottom of the plunger and the bottom head of the cylinder as required by Escalators/Moving Walks Layout drawings shall, in addition to other data, indicate the following: (All references are to ASME A17.1 current adopted edition) a) Building name, address and State registration number b) Whether escalator to be installed indoors or outdoors c) Maximum speed (escalators 100 fpm; moving walks up to 180 fpm depending on angle of inclination) d) Angle of inclination (escalators not to exceed 30 o ; moving walks not to exceed 12 o ) e) Rise and length

4 Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 4 of 6 Vertical Platform Lift (VPL) and Inclined Platform Lift (IPL) Layout drawings shall, in addition to other data, indicate the following: (All references are to ASME A18.1 current adopted edition) a) Building name, address and State registration number b) Number for landings (stops). c) Whether the lift is to be installed indoors or outdoors d) Type of drive e) Total travel (not to exceed 14ft, VPL) f) Speed (not to exceed 30ft/min) g) Capacity (not to exceed 750lbs) h) Clear platform width and length (not to exceed 18ft 2 for VPL and 12ft 2 for IPL) i) Type of lift controls j) Power supply Altered Conveyances (all conveyances): A detailed list of the components that are to be altered. A scope of work shall be attached to the permit application form. If the scope of work includes altering of Fire Emergency Operation, the elevator contractor shall provide documentation that the current fire alarm panel is capable of fire recall or that a #3A permit to alter/install a new fire alarm panel has been issued. If the scope of work includes the interior of the car enclosure, documentation as stated above shall be provided. 3. Equipment Manufacturer s Specification Sheets showing that all equipment is listed and labeled for the intended application If any of the above items are missing or incomplete, the review of the plans will not begin until complete information is received. Repair Work Requiring a Permit The following repair work will require a permit and an inspection for the following: (Code references are to ASME A17.1, except item f ) a) Repair a of Speed Governor b) Repair of a Releasing Carrier

5 Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 5 of 6 c) Replacement of Suspension Rope(s) d) Replacement of a Speed Governor e) Shortening of Suspension Ropes f) ASME A Replacement of Steel Coated Belt(s) g) Replacement of Governor Rope h) Replacement of Listed/Certified Devices (Devices that may fall under this requirement are included but not limited to hoistway door locking devices and electric contacts, car door contacts and interlocks, hydraulic control valves, escalator steps, fire doors, and electrical equipment.) i) Replacement of a Door Reopening Device j) Repair/Replacement of Hydraulic Valves and Piping k) Replacement of car/counterweight safeties l) Replacement of Brake Components m) Hydraulic Flexible Hoses and Fittings n) Installation/Alteration of hall call fixtures (need to verify that the fire service key switch on the call station and COP match) o) Addition of a security system to control access to floors (need to verify that Fire Emergency Operation will bypass security) Temporary Certificate of Operation If a Temporary Certificate of Operation has been issued a Work Permit must be obtained before the following work can begin: a) Any work involving Fire Service components b) Failed/Witnessed Testing c) Past Due Safety Tests d) Electrical protective safety devices e) Repair/Replacement of 2-way communication system (phone, intercom etc.) f) Suspension Means monitoring device g) Repair/Installation of Door restrictors (where required) Repair permit Temporary Certificate of Operation plans required within 30 days

6 Number: Effective Date: July 1, 2013 Page 6 of 6 FEES New Installations/Replacements $300 per conveyance $350 per conveyance Alterations $150 per conveyance $175 per conveyance Re-Submittal Fees New Installations/Replacements $300 per conveyance $350 per conveyance Alterations $150 per conveyance $175 per conveyance 2nd and subsequent Re-Submittal Fees New Installations/Replacements Alterations Repair Permit Fees $450 per conveyance $250 per conveyance $175 per conveyance Fee for work without a permit Double permit fee All permit fees will be collected when plans are submitted no exceptions. Permit fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to Manager of Finance. Permit fees cover plan review, QCQA inspection, initial inspection for fire service operation and processing and issuance of certificate of operation. Re-inspection fees for failed fire service operation shall be determined by DFD Systems Acceptance Testing unit. All permit fees will be collected when plans are submitted no exceptions. Permit fees are non-refundable. Make payment to Manager of Finance. WHERE TO SUBMIT All plan documents shall be submitted to: Denver Fire Department Fire Prevention 2 nd Floor 745 W. Colfax Avenue Denver CO TURNAROUND TIME Denver Fire Department s goal for completion of the plan review process is no more than 20 working days; however, we reserve the option of a longer completion time depending upon the complexity and size of the project being reviewed. Remember, the review process does not begin until all components of the submittal are received and complete. END OF DOCUMENT

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