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Entrance Module

Entrance: The framework for the opening is called the entrance and is set into the hoistway wall. The entrance provides safe access to the elevator car. It protects the passenger from entering the hoistway unless an elevator has arrived at the landing. It also protects the passenger who is riding in the car, in conjunction with the car door, by preventing the passenger from disembarking until the elevator has arrived safely at a landing.
The entrance assembly must be fire rated as a function of the hoistway construction type. There are typically three types of hoistway construction types that require specific entrance designs: block, drywall & steel stud, drywall & wood stud. The entrances are “labeled” with a fire rating and this label is inspected at installation completion to be sure that the correct entrance type was installed.

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