# Building Construction (Conveying Systems - Escalators)

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### Dumbwaiter size of car

• A.

2 ft x 3 ft

• B.

3ft x 3ft

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2 ft x 2.4ft

• D.

2 ft x 2.6ft

D. 2 ft x 2.6ft
Explanation
The correct answer is 2 ft x 2.6 ft. This means that the size of the dumbwaiter car is 2 feet in width and 2.6 feet in height.

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### Power driven stairway consisting of steps attached to a continuously circulating belt, used for moving passengers up and down between floors.

escalator
Explanation
An escalator is a power-driven stairway consisting of steps attached to a continuously circulating belt. It is used for moving passengers up and down between floors.

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### Angle of inclination of an escalator is _________ degrees.

30
Explanation
The angle of inclination of an escalator is 30 degrees.

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### In cases of emergency this is pushed to stop the escalator.

emergency stop switch
Explanation
In cases of emergency, the escalator can be stopped by pushing the emergency stop switch. This switch is specifically designed to halt the escalator immediately in order to ensure the safety of individuals in emergency situations. It provides a quick and accessible solution to stop the escalator when needed, preventing any further potential harm or accidents.

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### When something is stuck between the step and the skirt panel, the escalator will stop.

skirt panel safety switch
skirt panel switch
skirt panel safety
Explanation
The correct answer is skirt panel safety switch, skirt panel switch, and skirt panel safety. These options refer to safety mechanisms in an escalator's skirt panel. When something gets stuck between the step and the skirt panel, these safety switches are designed to detect the obstruction and automatically stop the escalator to prevent any accidents or injuries.

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• 6.

step yellow frame
Explanation
The correct answer is "step yellow frame" because it is a sign indicating the safe location where the passenger should stand. This suggests that there is a yellow frame on the step that serves as a guide for passengers to stand on, ensuring their safety while boarding or exiting a vehicle.

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### Part of an escalator installation which is a welded steel frame supporting the moving stairway equipment

truss
Explanation
A truss is a structural framework made of welded steel that is used to support and strengthen various types of structures. In the context of an escalator installation, a truss would be the welded steel frame that supports and holds the moving stairway equipment in place. This frame provides stability and ensures that the escalator functions safely and efficiently.

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### Steel angles attached to the truss on which the step rollers are guided.

tracks
Explanation
The correct answer is "tracks." The explanation for this answer is that steel angles are attached to the truss, and these angles serve as guides for the step rollers. These guides are commonly referred to as tracks, as they provide a designated path for the step rollers to move along.

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### Provides the motive power.

driving machine
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### Horizontal section of railing at the upper and lower end of an escalator

newel
Explanation
A newel is a horizontal section of railing located at the upper and lower end of an escalator. It serves as a support and handrail for individuals using the escalator, providing stability and safety. The newel is typically made of a sturdy material such as metal or wood and is designed to withstand the weight and pressure exerted by people leaning on it while using the escalator. Its purpose is to ensure that users can safely ascend or descend the escalator without any risk of falling or losing balance.

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### Any of various forms of mass transit, as moving sidewalks or automated driverless vehicles, used for shuttling people across airports or in congested urban areas.

• A.

People mover

• B.

Inclined lift

• C.

Moving sidewalk

• D.

Escalator

A. People mover
Explanation
The correct answer is "people mover." A people mover refers to any form of mass transit used for shuttling people across airports or in congested urban areas. It can include various modes of transportation such as moving sidewalks or automated driverless vehicles.

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### Chair or platform mounted on a steel guide rail and driven by an electric motor, used for raising or lowering a person or goods along a stairway.

• A.

People mover

• B.

Moving sidewalk

• C.

Inclined lift

• D.

Escalator

C. Inclined lift
Explanation
An inclined lift is a chair or platform mounted on a steel guide rail and driven by an electric motor, used for raising or lowering a person or goods along a stairway. It is different from an escalator or a moving sidewalk as it specifically refers to a lift that moves along an inclined path.

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### A power driven, continuously moving surface, similar to a conveyor belt, used for carrying pedestrians horizontally or along low inclines.

• A.

Stair lift

• B.

Inclined lift

• C.

Escalator

• D.

Moving sidewalk

D. Moving sidewalk
Explanation
A moving sidewalk is a power-driven surface that is continuously moving, similar to a conveyor belt. It is used for carrying pedestrians horizontally or along low inclines. This is different from a stair lift, which is specifically designed to carry individuals up and down stairs. An inclined lift is also used for transporting people vertically, but it operates on an incline rather than a horizontal surface. An escalator is another type of continuously moving surface, but it is specifically designed for transporting people between different floors in a building. Therefore, the correct answer is moving sidewalk.

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### Also called a movator, travelator, moving ramp used in airports and supermarkets to move people to another floor

• A.

Inclined moving sidewalk

• B.

People mover

• C.

Inclined lift

• D.

None of the above

A. Inclined moving sidewalk
Explanation
The correct answer is inclined moving sidewalk. This is because an inclined moving sidewalk, also known as a travelator or movator, is a type of moving ramp that is commonly used in airports and supermarkets to transport people from one floor to another. It is a sloped conveyor belt that moves people along with it, allowing for easy and convenient transportation between different levels.

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