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ASTM F3054-23

Standard Practice for Operations of Amusement Railway Rides, Devices, and Facilities

Standard Practice for Operations of Amusement Railway Rides, Devices, and Facilities F3054-23 ASTM|F3054-23|en-US Standard Practice for Operations of Amusement Railway Rides, Devices, and Facilities Standard new BOS Vol. 15.07 Committee F24
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Significance and Use

4.1 The purpose of this practice is to delineate information and to establish procedures for the operation of an amusement railway ride.

4.2 The user of this standard shall be required to review and comply with the referenced “core” ASTM Committee F24 standards in Subsection 2.1 of this standard. Modified or alternate requirements to those standards may be required in this standard.


1.1 This practice applies to operations of amusement railway ride(s) that have a track gauge greater than or equal to 12 in. (305 mm) measured between the heads of the rails. This excludes patron powered ride vehicles specifically designed for children.

1.2 This standard does not apply to the operation of rides, such as roller coasters, that resemble railways, but fall within the scope of Practice F2291-22a or Practice F1159-16ε1. This standard also does not apply to funiculars as defined in ANSI B77.2-20 or BS EN 1907-17.

1.3 This standard does not apply to amusement railway rides operation that are intended for use as a portable amusement ride or attraction.

1.4 This standard does not apply to permanently installed amusement railway rides and tourist railways, and their associated track, devices and facilities that are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in whole or part or national equivalent.

1.5 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.

1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
Developed by Subcommittee: F24.60
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/F3054-23
ICS Code: 97.200.99