ASTM F3133 - 16

    Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Stationary Wave Systems

    Active Standard ASTM F3133 | Developed by Subcommittee: F24.70

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice applies to the classification, design, manufacture, construction, operation, maintenance, and inspection of stationary waves.

    1.2 Stationary wave systems shall be defined as a system that delivers a constantly flowing sheet of water nominally up to 24 in. thick travelling over a form allowing for patron interaction with a perpetual wave.

    1.3 Significance and Use: 

    1.3.1 For the purposes of this practice, a wave system could include:

    1.3.1.1 The ride surface,

    1.3.1.2 The ride feature pump(s),

    1.3.1.3 The water filtration and disinfection system,

    1.3.1.4 The runout areas,

    1.3.1.5 The structural supports,

    1.3.1.6 Vehicles or other aquatic accessories that are part of the water ride as defined by the designer/engineer, and

    1.3.1.7 Control systems.

    1.3.2 This practice shall not apply to:

    1.3.2.1 Amusement rides and devices whose design criterion is specifically addressed in other ASTM standards;

    1.3.2.2 Preexisting designs manufactured before the effective date of publication of this practice if the design is service proven as defined in Practice F2291; and

    1.3.2.3 Deep water wave pools, Action Rivers, lazy rivers or waterslides.

    1.3.3 The terms stationary wave systems, standing wave systems, sheet wave systems, and wave systems shall be considered equivalent when used in this practice.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    F747 Terminology Relating to Amusement Rides and Devices

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

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

    F2291 Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

    F2376 Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Water Slide Systems

    Other Standard

    ASME/ANSI APSP-16 Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.99 (Other sports equipment and facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49141600(Surf and swim equipment and accessories)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3133-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3133-16, Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Stationary Wave Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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