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The Board office has produced a Submission Booklet that includes all of the required documentation for installation of a new or relocated tramway and modification to existing installations. Each chapter is complete in that the chapter contains all of the information required for submission to the Board office for the intended modification. This information includes:
Each of the sections below have all the documents in a format for direct downloads or printing from the website. Please check each section for the forms and directions you may need.
The following are the required documents for the installation of New Tramways and the Relocation of existing tramways. The timetable, checklist and definitions are in standard MS Word format while the forms are in a protected format. The protected format will allow you to complete the form using a computer while not changing the form. The forms can also be printed for completion by hand or typewriter.
The following are the required documents for Major Modifications of existing tramways. The timetable, checklist and definitions are in standard MS Word format while the forms are in a protected format. The protected format will allow you to complete the form using a computer while not changing the form. The forms can also be printed for completion by hand or typewriter.
The following are the required documents for Minor Modifications of existing tramways. The timetable, checklist and definitions are in standard MS Word format while the forms are in a protected format. The protected format will allow you to complete the form using a computer while not changing the form. The forms can also be printed for completion by hand or typewriter.
21.1.4 Minor alteration: "Minor Alteration" means any other addition or deletion to a passenger tramway which does not meet the criteria of a major or minor modification or one for one replacement, and which does not materially affect the tramway's integrity, operation or control. No design or construction verification is required. A minor alteration may be considered a minor modification or a major modification at the discretion of the Board.
21.5 Documentation of minor alterations: The area operator shall keep a log documenting all minor alterations made to each of its passenger tramways. Such log shall be readily available for inspection by the Board or designated representatives of the Board and shall contain at a minimum the following information:
Each area operator's log of minor alterations shall be readily available to the Board's inspectors during every inspection.
Clarifications of Minor Alterations: A minor alteration is defined as any other addition or deletion to a passenger tramway that does not meet the criteria of a major or minor modification or one for one replacement, and that does not materially affect the tramway's integrity, operation or control (see rule 21.1.4). The following list is intended to provide guidance in determining those changes to the tramway that are properly classified as minor alterations, however, this list is not all inclusive and it must be recognized that the circumstances pertaining to a particular alteration may justify reclassification to another category. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the area operator to exercise sound judgment and to consult the Board if further clarification is needed.
21.1.5: One for one replacement. "One for One Replacement" means the replacement of a component with an equal component. A one for one replacement shall be considered as normal maintenance and not as a modification. No design or construction verification is required.
Clarification of One for One Replacement: A one for one replacement is defined as a replacement of a component with an equivalent component (see rule 21.1.5). The following list is intended to provide guidance in determining those changes to the tramway that are properly classified as one for one replacement, however, this list is not all inclusive and it must be recognized that the circumstances pertaining to a particular replacement may justify reclassification to another category. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the area operator to exercise sound judgment and to consult the Board if further clarification is needed.
Pursuant to Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board's Rule 21.2.5 and 21.3.5, the following guidelines shall be used for the submission of designs, plans, and specifications prior to the construction of new or relocated lifts.
All drawing and calculations shall be signed and sealed by a Colorado Licensed Professional Engineer. For questions concerning drawing or calculation format, please see the "Submission Guidelines for Final "AS BUILT" Drawings and Calculations located in Chapter 7.
Below are the descriptions and classifications used by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board. This information is provided for use in completing application forms for New and Relocated lifts, as well as Major and Minor Modifications.
Lift Code and Descriptions:
230 Reversible Tram
311 Double/Triple Chairlift
313 Triple Chairlift
314 Quad Chairlift
316 Six Passenger Chairlift
324 4 Passenger Gondola
326 6 Passenger Gondola
328 8 Passenger Gondola
329 Quad Chair / 4 Pass. Gondola.
330 12 Passenger Gondola
411 Single Chairlift
412 Double Chairlift
413 Triple Chairlift
414 Quad Chairlift
425 4 Passenger Fixed Grip Gondola
426 6 Passenger Fixed Grip Gondola
427 6 Place Fixed Grip Pulse Gondola
540 Detachable T-Bar
541 Detachable Platter
542 Fixed Grip T-Bar
543 Fixed Grip Platter
544 Fixed Grip J-Bar
651 Wire Rope
652 Fiber Rope
700 Private Residence
961 Inclined Elevator
If you are installing a modification and you have questions regarding modification paperwork or the classification of a modification, please call the Board office and we will be happy to assist you.
Pursuant to Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board's Rule 21.2.9 and 21.3.9, the following guidelines shall be used for the submission of designs, plans, and specifications for new, relocated, or modified lifts.
A. Drawing Standards
5.1 – Sealing Requirements for Professional Engineers
5.1.1 – Seal Specifications. Pursuant to Section 12-25-117(1), C.R.S., the seal authorized by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors for licensees is of the crimp type, rubber stamp type, and/or computer generated type. The seal shall be of a design and size shown below. The diameter of the outer circle shall be nominally 1 5/8 inches (41 mm) and the diameter of the inner circle shall be nominally 15/16 inches (24 mm). The license number assigned shall be centered in the inner area of the seal in the space occupied by the word "NUMBER" and the size of the numbers shall be the same size of the letters in the word "NUMBER". The word "NUMBER" should not appear on the seal. Seals obtained prior to July 1, 2005 shall be deemed acceptable.
5.1.2 – Seal Application. A seal must be applied to either the final reproducible or final reproduction of all of the following.
(a) Each sheet of engineering drawings.
(b) The cover, title page, and table of contents of specifications bound in book form.
(c) The title page of details bound in book form and prepared specifically to supplement project drawings.
(d) The title or signature page of engineering reports.
5.1.3 – Signature and Date Required. The signature (manual or electronic) of the licensee and date of signature shall be affixed to the document. If a manual signature is used, the signature of the licensee and date of signature shall appear through the seal.
188.8.131.52 – Signature May Be Required By Public Agencies. A public agency may require a signature (manual or electronic) of the licensee on reproductions.
5.1.4 – Sealing Documents That Are Not Final. When a licensee seals engineering documents that are not final, the status of the engineering documents must be identified as preliminary. Further qualifying descriptors may be added, e.g. “for review,” “ not for construction,” “for bid only.”
5.1.5 – Limiting Scope of Responsibility. When a licensee signs and seals a document, the licensee is responsible for the entire document unless the licensee limits the seal to one or more disciplines (e.g. civil, structural, mechanical, etc.) shown on the document. To limit the scope of responsibility for an engineering document to one or more disciplines, on the face of such document, the licensee must include a specific written statement adjacent to the seal that accurately reflects the scope of responsibility for the document.
All disciplines or aspects of the work shown on that document must be signed and sealed by the person(s) in responsible charge.
5.1.6 – Specifying Manufactured Components in Designs. Licensees may specify manufactured components that are exempted by statute as part of design documents. "Manufactured components" for the purposes of this rule shall consist of such items as a pump, motor, prefabricated truss, or other type of item that is manufactured in multiple units for selection and use in projects that must be designed by professional engineers. Systems of manufactured components that are specific to a particular use or application must also be designed by a professional engineer. The licensee may show the manufactured component on the drawing or document and is responsible for the correct selection and specification of the manufactured components, but is not responsible for the proper design and manufacture of the manufactured components selected.
5.1.7 – Retaining Engineering Documents. The sealed, signed, and dated reproducible, or a copy of all documents displaying the licensee’s seal, signature, and date, shall be retained by the licensee or the licensee’s employer for a minimum of three years from the beginning of beneficial use.
7. Pursuant to Rule 184.108.40.206 of the CPTSB Rules and Regulations, a relocated tramway is considered a new installation. Therefore, the current CPTSB submission requirements for new installations must be complied with if a tramway is relocated. This includes requirements for drawings submissions and certification. In those cases where the tramway is being relocated from another state, the licensee must be able to provide complete drawing submissions.
In instances where the tramway is being relocated from another site in Colorado, the CPTSB may have drawings on file, however, these drawings must be resubmitted to the CPTSB, properly titled, and with the appropriate certification. We also realize that there may be previous drawings for a tramway which are no longer accurate (i.e. profile and arrangement drawings, tower foundations drawings, etc.) and new drawings must be submitted as necessary.
B. Drawing Submittals
The Engineer should submit a drawing log of all pertinent drawings. One copy of each of the drawings listed on the drawing log should be submitted to the Board. The following drawings, as applicable, should be submitted:
a. Machinery arrangement drawings
b. Structural drawings:
(1) Drive Terminal;
(2) Return Terminal;
(3) Typical tower;
(4) Ramps, terminal housing, and related structures.
c. Foundation drawings and calculations:
(3) Major related structures.
d. Counterweight details:
e. Details of:
(1) Track cable saddles and supports (bi-cable only);
(2) Tower and terminal carrier guides.
2. Line sheaves and carriers
a. Line sheave detail: bearings, liner, rated capacity;
b. Line sheave assemblies;
c. Provision for sheave alignment;
d. Cable derailment guards;
e. Carrier details;
f. Grip details.
3. Design drawings or manufacturer's specification sheets for:
a. Drive and idler sheave, shaft and bearings;
b. Counterweight sheaves;
c. Prime mover;
d. Auxiliary engine;
e. Speed reducer;
f. Open gears, V-belts or drive system;
h. Clutch or torque converter;
i. Service and emergency brakes;
k. Overspeed control;
l. Speed control arrangement.
4. Electrical and communications
a. Schematic wiring diagram and a listing of manufacturers, model, size, and identification numbers of all electric systems used in the tramway.
b. Automatic safety stops:
(1) Tower derailment switches;
(2) Counterweight limit switches;
(3) Manual and automatic stops.
c. Provisions for grounding
d. Lightning protection (if provided)
Note: Detail calculations for structural and mechanical equipment selection may be requested.
II. Profile and Tabulations
A. Submit lift equipment data sheet.
C. Tabulate and submit:
III. Testing Certifications
Submit the following certifications:
A. Certification from manufacturer that each grip has been non-destructively tested;
B. Wire rope test reports as required by Rules A.2.2.1 and A.2.2.2;
C. Wire rope splice certification;
D. Certification for end connections as required by Rule A.3.2.4;
E. Concrete test results for foundations;
F. Certification for a "double loaded" chair as required by Rule 220.127.116.11.2.