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The Launch Meeting of CIWG A17 was Held in Shanghai

Published:5/22/2018 13:4:24  Publisher:admin
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The launch meeting of ASME A17 China International Working Group (hereinafter referred to as CIWG A17) was held in Shanghai on May 6th . About 20 people including Mr. Zhang Hongwei, Deputy Director General of SESA, State Administration for Market Regulation, Mr. Xia Yong, Deputy Director of Elevator Division, SESA of State Administration for Market Regulation, Mr. Shen Gongtian, Vice President of China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI), Mr. James W. Coaker, Chair of A17 Elevators and Escalators Standards Committee and also Member of Board on Safety Codes & Standards, ASME, Ms. Geraldine Burdeshaw, Standards & Codes Project Engineering Advisor, Safety, ASME, and representatives from elevator manufacturers, inspection agencies, research institutions as well as officials of the Department of Buildings, New York City, members of A17 Elevators and Escalators Standards Committee joined the meeting.

CIWG A17 Charter & Working Guidelines was voted approved by the meeting. The members for CIWG A17, the Chair and Vice Chair candidates were announced in the meeting. Mr. Shen Gongtian was voted as the Chair of GIWG A17. Mr. James W. Coaker announced the establishment of CIWG A17 and Mr. Shen Gongtian put forward the specific requirements for the main tasks in future. Mr. Zhang Hongwei expressed his hope that the working group will strengthen the communication with ASME and drive the development and improvement of elevator safety standards.

The experts at the meeting discussed about the main work of CIWG A17 and how to participate ASME A17 Code Week in 2018-2019. Ms. Geraldine Burdeshaw introduced the A17 committee and A17 series standards, and explained how to use the C&S Connect. The experts from Shanghai Special Equipment Inspection Institute introduced the cautions and cases when using the C&S Connect.

Finally, Mr. Shen Gongtian said the foundation of A17 CIWG is of significant meaning, and the working group shall increase the research on A17 series standards, actively carry out the discussion and communication about China-US elevator standards, promote the technology progress and the improvement of product safety level in the field of safety elevators.


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