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Significance and Use
4.1 This practice is intended for use whenever the dynamic characteristics of an amusement ride or device are to be determined. The existence of this practice is not intended to imply that there is a requirement to perform specific testing on amusement rides or devices.
4.2 The general provisions of this practice provide instrumentation specifications, data acquisition and testing procedures, and documentation requirements that when applied will improve the repeatability, reliability, and utility of the test results.
4.3 Based on the general provisions of this practice, the SARC Test specifications, when followed, will yield standardized test results regarding the patron-related, dynamic motion of amusement rides or devices. The SARC Test will facilitate both the meaningful comparison of the dynamic motion of different amusement rides or devices and the tracking of changes, if any, in the dynamic characteristics of a given ride or device.
1.2 This practice also defines the specific requirements of a Standardized Amusement Ride Characterization Test (SARC Test) for use in characterizing the dynamic motion of an amusement ride or device.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3.1 Exception—The values are reversed in Section 13 since EN standards primarily use SI units.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
SAE StandardSAE J211 Instrumentation for Impact Tests
EN StandardEN13814 Fairground and amusement park machinery and structures - Safety
ICS Number Code 97.200.99 (Other equipment for entertainment)
ASTM F2137-13, Standard Practice for Measuring the Dynamic Characteristics of Amusement Rides and Devices, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top