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БДС EN 81-21:2022

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Lifts for the transport of persons and goods - Part 21: New passenger and goods passenger lifts in existing building

Aug 17, 2022

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60.60     Aug 17, 2022



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This document specifies the safety rules related to passenger and goods/passenger lifts installed in existing buildings where limitations enforced by certain building constraints mean that some requirements of EN 81-20:2020 cannot be met.
It addresses the following constraints and gives requirements for alternative solutions:
- existing perforate walls of the lift well;
- reduction in available well are leading to reduced distance between car, counterweight or balancing weight;
- counterweight or balancing weight in a separate existing well;
- reduced building dimensions and clearances leading to:
- reductions in available space for headroom and pit;
- reduced car roof balustrade dimensions;
- reduced height of sill apron;
- reduced height of machine and/or pulley room;
- reduced available area for access door/trap door;
- reduction in available height of landing doors.
This document is not applicable to lifts installed before the date of its publication.

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When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts (recast)

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БДС EN 81-21:2018


БДС EN 81-21:2022
60.60 Standard published
Aug 17, 2022

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Adopted from EN 81-21:2022