Machine Room Layout

  • A fused disconnect switch must be provided by others in the machine room, located adjacent to and visible from the elevator machinery.
  • Machine room height to be 7′-0″ minimum.
  • Others to provide light and switch in the machine room.
  • Means must be provided to maintain machine room temperature between 55 F and 90 F. with a maximum relative humidity of 85%. Proper ventilation is essential.
  • When using an air exchange oil cooler in the machine room, it is essential that the air temperature be held below 90 F.
  • Only elevator related equipment allowed in machine room.
  • Car speeds and various other circumstances may require larger or smaller machine room sizes. Please consult your MEI representative for specific situation.


Freight Car or High Capacity Passenger
Minimum Requested Machine Room Sizes
4,000 – 7,999 cap. 6′-0″ x 10′-0″ *
8,000 – 14,999 cap. 8′-0″ x 10′-0″ *
15,000 – 25,000 cap 10′-0″ x 12′-0″ *


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