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Ride Functional Testing

The following list is some of the tests which are required in an amusement ride functional test; please note however that this is not an exhaustive list; these tests are dependent on the type of devices, and other ride-specific test methods exist

 
 
     

 

  • Testing of all emergency systems
  • Block testing of braking systems
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • Out of balance testing
  • Stress testing
  • Capacity testing
  • Recovery testing
  • Test of all safety features
  • Measurement of accelerations (G-force)
  • Overspeed testing
  • Safety envelope assessment
 
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The functional test is carried out at regular intervals throughout the service life for an amusement device. Every annual thorough examination should include a functional test.
 
For a full description of functional testing please refer to Fairground and  Amusement Parks - Guidance on Safe Practice (2nd edition), paragraphs 146-148
 
With over twenty years' experience in all types of amusement device, LTC inspection engineers can provide the necessary functional testing for you amusement devices as part of an annual inspection, or at shorter intervals, for example when there has been a safety-critical modification. For more details, please contact us

 

       
           
                     
   
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