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Five Minute Handling Capacity

The number of people that can be transported from the lobby in a five minute period, expressed as a percentage of the population. Elevator systems with a handling capacity of 12% can handle incoming passenger traffic up to a rate of 12% before lobby crowding occurs. Although traffic handling capacity guidelines have been debated for years, typically this measurement is an estimate of how many people arrive to use the elevators during the heaviest five minutes of morning rush hour.

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