Lift Shaft

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Lift Shafts are elevators used to carry personnel or goods between decks.[1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Lift Shaft: A shaft extends between decks, with pressure-tight doors preserving the integrity of each deck. A pressure tight lift car, sealed by an air-tight door, runs inside the shaft; the shaft is closed off by a simple sliding door when the lift is not present.[2]

Generally, a lift shaft will have only one lift car. On large ships (...in the 10,000-ton or greater range), there may be a system with several lift cars, branching shafts, and computer-controlled lift car control to show availability.[3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Lift Shaft, Manual Hatch, and Iris Valve on the vertical plane.
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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Versions of vertical access to lower or higher areas of a structure or ship have been around almost as long as technology has. As soon as sophonts learn how to use found tools to make better tools, stairs, escalators and lifts are sure to follow.

Expected Lift Development Sequence[edit]

MACRO LEVEL:

Foundational Period Technologies[edit]

Interstellar Period Technologies[edit]

Ultra Period Technologies[edit]

  • TL:19-27: No one is quite sure what will come in this period, however, many expect that psionic telekinetic and nanotechnological technologies will greatly affect domicile and starship construction.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Jordan Weisman. "Book 2." Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 (1982): 4.
  2. Jordan Weisman. "Book 2." Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 (1982): 4-5.
  3. Jordan Weisman. "Book 2." Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 (1982): 4-5.