ASTM-E2484 Standard Specification for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Controlled Descent Devices

ASTM-E2484 - 2008 R15 EDITION - CURRENT
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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.

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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 standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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.

Keywords

building evacuation; controlled descent device; emergency evacuation; external evacuation; high-rise; high-rise fires; multi-story building fire and rescue; multi-story buildings; rescue;; ICS Number Code 13.340.60 (Protection against falling and slipping); 91.140.99 (Other installations in buildings)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.12 (Building Constructions (II): E2112 - latest; Sustainability; Property Management Systems; Technology and Underground Utilities)

To find similar documents by classification:

13.340.60 (Protection against falling and slipping Including safety ropes, harnesses and fall arrestors Mountaineering equipment, see 97.220.40)

91.140.99 (Other installations in buildings)

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Document Number

ASTM-E2484-08(2015)

Revision Level

2008 R15 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Reapproval

Publication Date

June 1, 2015

Document Type

Specification

Page Count

16 pages

Committee Number

E06.77