ASTM International’s committee on amusement rides and devices has developed the first standard specifically for conveyors used in waterparks.

The new standard is soon to be published as F3158, Practice for Water Slide Conveyors for Rafts, Tubes, and Guests.

The focus of the new standard is on the safety of conveyors used for transportation used for water-related amusement rides.

“This practice was written to provide guidance to manufacturers and regulators on the design, manufacture, and construction of conveyors,” said Harlan Bryant, ASTM the task group chair and technical lead for the development of F3158.

“The practice will also help owners understand the expected operation and maintenance requirements of conveyors used in waterparks.”

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