ASTM International’s committee on amusement rides and devices (F24) has developed the first standard specifically for conveyors used in water parks. The new standard is soon to be published as F3158, Practice for Water Slide Conveyors for Rafts, Tubes, and Guests.
The focus of the new standard is on the safety of conveyors used for transportation used for water-related amusement rides.
“This practice was written to provide guidance to manufacturers and regulators on the design, manufacture, and construction of conveyors,” says ASTM member Harlan Bryant, district engineer, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. “The practice will also help owners understand the expected operation and maintenance requirements of conveyors used in water parks,” notes Bryant, the task group chair and technical lead for the development of F3158.
Find out more about the work of the amusement rides and devices committee by watching this brief video.
ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.
ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Next Meeting: Feb. 1-4, 2017, New Orleans, La.
Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; email@example.com
Technical Contact: Harlan Bryant, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, Federal Heights, Colo., tel +1.303.589.5389; firstname.lastname@example.org
ASTM Staff Contact: Katerina Koperna, tel +1.610.832.9728; email@example.com
December 6, 2016