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Background Information Specific To The Water Leisure Industry:
ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices was formed in 1978. F24 meets twice a year, usually in February and October, with approximately 250 members from around the world attending two or three days of technical meetings.
The F24 Committee, with current membership of approximately 925+ members representing 26 countries, currently has jurisdiction of 19 standards, published in the “Annual Book of ASTM Standards,” Volume 15.07. The latest edition of the standards managed by the F24 Committee was released in November 2018 and is available to purchase. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to amusement rides and devices.
Within ASTM Committee F24 are a dozen subcommittees, which address specific segments within the general subject area covered by the technical committee. ASTM F24.70 specifically focus on Water Related Amusement Rides and Devices.
There are four existing standards that were created under the F24.70 Subcommittee:
F2376-17a Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Water Slide Systems
F2461-20a Standard Practice for Manufacture, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Aquatic Play Equipment
F3133-19 Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Stationary Wave Systems
F3158-20 Standard Practice for Patron Transportation Conveyors Used with a Water Related Amusement Ride or Device
These standards are available to purchase from ASTM International for as little as $52. Click on each standard title to find more information about pricing and how to purchase an ASTM standard.
In addition to existing standards, there are three proposed new standards currently being reviewed by the Subcommittee:
WK47642 New Practice for Water Propelled Flying Devices for commercial use
WK75193 Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Wave Generation Equipment within Surf Venues
WK72594 Standard Practice for obtaining Acceleration Data on Water Slide Systems Using Human Test Subjects
Call To Action:
WWA encourages waterpark professionals to consider joining ASTM International and participating on a Technical Committee. For as little as $75, you can join as a Participating Member, which gives you a variety of benefits including the ability to vote on new standards and on revisions to existing standards and receive regular updates on new standards that can impact your business on a daily basis.
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