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oback.GIF (302 bytes) Technical recommendations:

LIST OF O.I.T.A.F. RECOMMENDATIONS

A) List of recommendations in effect

O.I.T.A.F. is committed to developing recommendations for manufacturers, operators and public authorities in various expert committees and working groups in those fields in which national regulations differ or do not exist; this relates in particular to the operation of ropeways and the application of technical regulations in practical areas especially in those countries which do not have any or only insufficient regulations.

The recommandations are available only for members of the O.I.T.A.F.

Book No.

Title

Available in the following languages

Book-3-1

Survey of magnetic rope testing of steel wire ropes
(Edition 2015)
Replace book 3

de., en., fr., es, it.

Book-6

Studies on electric and electronic apparatus:
(Edition 1976)

de., fr., it.

Book-7

Studies and experiments on rescue equipment for rescuing passengers on ropeways:
(Edition 1975)

de., fr., it.

Book-8-2

Recommendations for the construction and operation of material handling unidirectional and reversible ropeway installations, cable cranes and material handling funiculars
(Edition 2010)
Replaces books 8 and 8-1

de., fr., it., en.

Book-9

Transport conditions on ropeways
(Edition 1989)

de., fr., it., en., es.

Book-9-1

Provisions for special transport cases
(Edition 2014)
Art. 3 of the book 9-1 replace book 9bis

de., fr., it., en.

Book-9-2

Operation in exceptional circumstances
(Edition 2016)

de., fr., it.

Book-11-1

International recommendations for the construction and operation of non-public ropeways for transportation of people and goods. Reversible aerial ropeways
(Edition 2012)
Replace book 11

de., fr., it.

Book-12

International technical recommendations for the construction and operation of ropeways for transportation of goods with payloads up to 2000 kg
(Edition 1998)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-13

International technical recommendations for brakes on the winch of ropeways installations
(Edition 1991)

de., fr., it.

Book-16

Recommendations for the design and construction of conveyors intended as a boarding help for chairlifts
(Edition 2000)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-17

Report about the state of investigation in the field of steel ropes
Part 1: Achievements in wire rope production
Part 2: Achievements in the operation of wires ropes
prepared in 1978/79 by Prof. Z. Kawecki and Prof. J. Stachurski
(must be ordered at the secretariat of the O.I.T.A.F. in Bolzano (I)

en.

Book-18

Recommendations for the design and construction of double monocable aerial rope-ways with regard to their specific features
(Edition 2001)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-19

Legal glossary
(Edition 2003)

de., fr., it., en.,
es., si, ca.

Book-20

Recommendation relating to fire prevention and control requirements to be met in operation and during maintenance of ropeways installations
(Edition 2005)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-22-1

Recommendation for the definition and identification of essential safety aspects of unidirectional ropeway installations
(Edition 2007)

de., fr.

Book-22-2

Safety aspects which ought to be given due consideration in a safety analysis of component of a unidirectional ropeway installation
(Edition 2007)

de., fr.

Book-23

Environmental protection responsibilities of transportation by rope
(Edition 2008)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-24

Recommendation relating to relocation of existing ropeway installations designed to carry persons (high rope ski tows, fixed grip and detachable grip unidirectional ropeway installations).
(Edition 2008)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-25-1

Recommendations for the definition and identification of fundamental safety aspects of bi-cable reversible aerial ropeways
(Edition 2009)

de., fr., en.

Book-25-2

Recommendation relating to safety aspects which ought to be given due consideration in a safety analysis of components of bicable reversible aerial ropeways
(Edition 2009)

de., fr., en.

Book-26

Guideline for the evacuation from ropeways
(Edition 2010)

de., fr., it.en.

Book-26-1

Calculation method for rescue team determination
(Edition 2015)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-27

Hazardous scenarios which ought to be given due consideration in a safety analysis of electro technical components of a unidirectional aerial ropeways (Edition 2010)

de., fr.

Book-28

General recommendations for the manufacturers lubrication of steel wire ropes used in ropeway installations for passengers
(Edition 2014)

replaces books n. 4 and 21

de., fr., it., en., es

Book-29

Recommendation on Planning and Construction of ropeway installations designed to carry persons
(Edition 2013)

de., fr., it., en.


Historical list of recommendations withdrawn or replaced by O.I.T.A.F.

This list contains all the recommendations withdrawn or replaced by the Management Committee, inter alia, at its meeting held on April 13, 2016. These recommendations contain, in particular, safety requirements for the construction and, in part, for the operation of ropeways. They were withdrawn since they are not in line with the state of the art in all fields anymore because of their age (the oldest ones were issued in 1965) and have become obsolete because of new insights in the field of safety engineering. In particular, they have become superfluous due to the European CEN standards and other recent national technical safety regulations.

In addition, the list also includes all the recommendations replaced by new recommendations prepared by the expert committees.

To ensure traceability and to document the past development of these recommendations and especially the parameters contained in them (many ropeway installations were built and have been operated using these recommendations all over the world) we continue to provide. access to these documents.

Book No.

Title

Available in the following languages

Book-1

International technical recommendations for bicable ropeways
(2nd edition 1965)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-2-1

International technical recommendations for the construction and operation of continuously running monocable ropeways of the fixes clip type (revised edition 1989)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-2-2

International technical recommendations concerning the construction of endless monocable ropeways with temporary attachment of vehicles intended for the transportation of passengers (Edition 1968)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-3

The magnet inductive inspection of wire ropes (Edition 1965)
Is replaced by book 3-1

de., it.

Book-4

General considerations and recommendations for the lubrication of steel wire ropes for transportation by rope
(Edition 1970)
Is replaced by book 28

de., fr., it., en.

Book-5

International technical recommendations for the construction of unidirectional motion bi-cable ropeways with automatic coupling cabins intended for the transportation of passengers
(Edition 1975)

de., fr., it.

Book-8

Recommendations for the construction and operation of material handling ropeways and cableways
(Edition 1980)
Is replaced by book 8-1

de., fr., it., en.

Book-8-1

Recommendations for the construction and operation of material handling unidirectional and reversible ropeway installations, cable cranes and material handling funiculars (Edition 2006)
Is replaced by book 8-2

de., fr., it., en.

Book-9bis

Transportation of children less than 1.25 m heights with chairlifts
(Edition 2006)
Is replaced by art. 3 of book 9-1

de., fr., it., en.

Book-10

International technical recommendations for the construction and operation of ski-tow
(Edition 1992)

de., fr., it., en.

Book-11

International recommendations for the construction and operation of non-public rope-ways for transportation of people and goods. Reversible aerial ropeways
(Edition 1996)
Is replaced by Book 11-1

de., fr., it., en.

Book-14

International technical recommendations for the construction and the operation of passenger ropeways: Part 8: Operation
(Edition 1966)

fr., it.

Book-15

Uphill conveyance systems for winter sports
(Edition 2000)
Withdrawn by the Management Committee at the meeting on 02.10.2003

de., fr., it., en.

Book-21

Guide to re-lubrication of ropes for ropeway
(Edition 2007)
Is replaced by Book 28

de., fr., it., en.

Languages: de. = German; fr. = French; it. = Italian; en. = English; es. = Spanish; ca. = Catalan; si. = Slovene
 

oback.GIF (302 bytes) Technical studies of the work committee:

Work committee No IV: Legal, administrative, economic and statistical matters

Legal glossary of ropeways - book No. 19 of the O.I.T.A.F. 
The glossary giving the definitions of terms in German, French, Italian, English, Slovenian, Spanish and Catalan produced by Mrs. Helga Wagner, lawyer (VdS - Germany), and the committee no. 4

 

oback.GIF (302 bytes) Publication of statistics::

a) International ropeway statistic (as per December 31, 1986)
Countries:
Andorra, Germany, Finland, France, Hong-Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and USA.

b) International ropeway statistic (as per December 31, 1988)
Countries:
Andorra, Australia, Germany, Finland, France, Hong-Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and USA.

c) International ropeway statistic (as per December 31, 1991)
Countries: Andorra, Australia, Germany, Finland, France, Hong-Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and USA.

d) International ropeway statistic (as per December 31, 1994)
Countries: Andorra, Australia, Germany, Finland, France, Hong-Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and USA.

e) International ropeway statistic (as per January 1, 1998)
Countries:
Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Finland, France, Georgie, Italy, Japan, Norway, Austria, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and USA.
and with the Global statistik 1999 of 99 countries

f) International ropeway statistic (reference year from 2006 to 2008)
Countries:
Andorra, Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, France, Georgie, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway,  Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and USA.
This statistic with technical and operational data are available at:
ISR - Bohmann, Druck und Verlag Ges. m.b.H. und Co.KG, Leberstrasse 122, A -1110 Vienne.
Cost: 60,00 Euro + shipment expenses
Tel. ++43-1-740950; Fax ++43-1-74095537;
e-mail: isr.zv@bohmann.co.at