Assessment during Installation
are many key stages during the installation process when assessment
is necessary in order to determine the condition of all safety
critical components before they are fitted.
concerning aspects such as fastenings, lubrication, passenger containment and
structural analysis take place during this stage.
Resulting from these
examinations could be the necessity to carry out specific methods of
Non Destructive Examination (NDE).
Checks including adequacy of
safety distances between gondolas, tracks cars, and the ride
environment must be
verified at installation.
Adequate safety of
the hydraulic and pneumatic systems should demonstrated by means of
construction drawings, calculations, the relevant circuit diagrams
and functional descriptions and verification by the design
reviewers. Assessment of the
auxiliary systems (pipes, cylinders, fastenings, etc.) should
also take place prior to and/or at the time of installation.
takes place at every proposed site for installation of ride devices.
It must be proved by assessment that the ground is suitable for
the device to be built upon and used safely in accordance with the
As part of the
ground assessment, a civil engineers report is sought for
environment and strength of foundations. This report must ascertain
that the ground can bear the entire load of any device.
Methods of risk
assessment - for example, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
risk reduction - are considered and subsequently
carried out at this stage in order to provide the best environment
for the ride to operate within.
The preliminary assessment stage is the perfect time to invite authorities such as the
local fire department
to discuss evacuation, access and egress to and from
the device (including disabled access).
LTC engineers can assist
you with both the general installation and preliminary
assessments, using our previous experience. We can also
offer further sources of information to help guide your
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