Escalator Energy Use

asked 2018-02-05 00:34:31 -0500

updated 2018-04-08 08:58:17 -0500

Does anyone have any resources for estimating escalator energy use, or for typical energy consumption for escalators?

All I have are resources for lift energy use from GreenStar and NABERS here in Australia. NABERS uses a default of 8 W/m2, and GreenStar has a detailed calculation methodology based on number of tryps, time of trip, speed, etc.

I would expect the escalator energy use to be more simple, since its typically always running during occupied hours, and runs at a constant speed. It would just have a fully loaded vs partially loaded vs unloaded energy use to consider, as well as run-time.

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I agree that Escalators/Travelators are simpler to estimate than Lifts. Estimating energy use from motor absorbed power and rune time is reasonable. I have come across suggestions of 'two speed' operation, although that doesn't fit with my experience as a shopper. Also see

TomB's avatar TomB  ( 2018-02-05 04:40:49 -0500 )edit

@TomB thanks for the resource, though the price for that standard is kind of steep! I'll probably just do a simple calculation as you suggested

Anna Osborne Brannon's avatar Anna Osborne Brannon  ( 2018-02-06 22:20:52 -0500 )edit

Looks like Part 3 of the ISO standard linked to by @TomB addresses escalators and moving walks.

Molly Curtz's avatar Molly Curtz  ( 2018-02-07 16:30:48 -0500 )edit