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    ASTM F2291 - 14

    Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

    Active Standard ASTM F2291 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The purpose of this practice is to provide designers, engineers, manufacturers, owners, and operators with criteria and references for use in designing amusement rides and devices or a major modification for amusement rides or devices.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes criteria for the design of amusement rides, devices and major modifications to amusement rides and devices manufactured after the effective date of publication except as noted in 1.2.

    1.2 This practice shall not apply to:

    1.2.1 Patron directed amusement rides or devices (for example, go karts, bumper cars, bumper boats),

    1.2.2 Artificial climbing walls,

    1.2.3 Air-supported structures,

    1.2.4 dry slides,

    1.2.5 coin operated rides,

    1.2.6 Amusement rides or devices that involve the purposeful immersion of the patron's body partially or totally in the water and involves more than incidental patron water contact (for example, pools, water slides, lazy rivers, interactive aquatic play devices),

    1.2.7 Amusement rides and devices whose design criteria are specifically addressed in another ASTM standard,

    1.2.8 Portions of an amusement ride or device unaffected by a major modification,

    1.2.9 Upgrades to electrical wiring, electrical motors and electrical components of amusement rides and devices provided the original design and safety criteria are maintained or enhanced, and

    1.2.10 Pre-existing designs manufactured after the effective date of publication of this practice if the design is service proven or previously compliant and the manufacturer provides:

    1.2.10.1 A historical summary of the amusement ride, device or major modification, and

    1.2.10.2 A statement that the design is service proven or previously compliant as specified by Section 3.

    1.2.10.3 Amusement rides and devices, and major modifications to amusement rides and devices may qualify as “previously compliant” for five years following the date of publication of this practice. Thereafter, amusement rides and devices, and major modifications to amusement rides and devices must qualify as “service proven” or meet the requirements of this practice.

    1.3 This practice includes an annex (mandatory), which provides additional information (for example, rationale, background, interpretations, drawings, commentary, and so forth) to improve the user's understanding and application of the criteria presented in this practice. The annex information shall be interpreted as mandatory design criteria.

    1.4 This practice includes an appendix (non-mandatory), which provides additional information (for example, rationale, background, interpretations, drawings, commentary, and so forth.) to improve the user's understanding and application of the criteria presented in this practice. The appendix information shall not be interpreted as mandatory design criteria.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F770 Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F1159 Practice for Design and Manufacture of Patron Directed, Artificial Climbing Walls, Dry Slide, Coin Operated and Purposeful Water Immersion Amusement Rides and Devices and Air-Supported Structures

    F1193 Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F2137 Practice for Measuring the Dynamic Characteristics of Amusement Rides and Devices

    ACI Standards

    ACI-301 Specifications for Structural Concrete

    ACI-318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI-318) and Commentary (318R)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.200.50 (Toys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 90151700(Amusement parks)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2291-14

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2291-14, Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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