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Background Information Specific To Water Leisure Industry:
ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices was formed in 1978. F24 meets twice a year, usually in February and October, with approximately 250 members from around the world attending two or three days of technical meetings.
The F24 Committee, with current membership of approximately 925+ members representing 26 countries, currently has jurisdiction of 19 standards, published in the “Annual Book of ASTM Standards,” Volume 15.07. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to amusement rides and devices.
Within ASTM Committee F24 are a dozen subcommittees, which address specific segments within the general subject area covered by the technical committee. ASTM F24.70 specifically focus on Water Related Amusement Rides and Devices.
There are two existing standards that were created under the F24.70 Subcommittee:
F2376-13 Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Water Slide Systems
F2461-09 Standard Practice for Manufacture, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Aquatic Play Equipment
In addition to existing standards, there are three proposed new standards currently being reviewed by the Subcommittee:
WK31624 New Practice for the Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Standing Wave Systems
WK34920 New Practice for Water Slide Conveyors for rafts, tubes, and guests
WK47642 New Practice for Standard Practice for Water Propelled Jet Packs for commercial use
Call To Action:
WWA encourages waterpark professionals to consider joining ASTM International and participating on a Technical Committee. For as little as $75, you can join as a Participating Member, which gives you a variety of benefits including the ability to vote on new standards and on revisions to existing standards and receive regular updates on new standards that can impact your business on a daily basis.
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