Wooden Rollercoaster, PNE

Using ASTM Standards to Acquire and Analyze Acceleration Data

Presenter’s Name

Brian D. King

Instructor Bio Brian D. King is the president of Recreation Engineering, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and Professional Engineer’s Licenses in
Illinois, Nevada and Florida. His consulting and research interests include instrumentation, electronics,
mechanical design, amusement rides, recreation equipment and general machine safety. He came to
REI with experience in operation and maintenance of amusement rides and devices. Mr. King has
testified to various states’ amusement ride safety boards and is an active member in the ASTM
International Committee which is responsible for writing and maintaining the nationally recognized
amusement ride standards. Mr. King served as chairman of the ASTM International F-24 committee for
Amusement Rides and Devices. He served on the ISO technical committee TC254 for amusement rides.
He also served on the board of directors of Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers
International. He is the past chairman of the AIMS Certification Committee. Mr. King has written
standard operating and maintenance procedures for the amusement ride industry. He has participated in
on-site amusement ride safety and maintenance inspections for both private organizations and
governmental agencies.
Mr. King is listed by Clark County, Nevada and the City of Las Vegas as an Amusement Ride Quality
Assurance Inspector. His Professional Mechanical Engineering license allows Recreation Engineering,
Inc. to be an approved amusement ride quality assurance inspection agency for both Clark County and
the City of Las Vegas. He is a Level III (Senior) Certified Amusement Ride Safety Inspector by the
National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials. He is an AIMS International Certified
Maintenance Technician (Level II) and an AIMS Certified Operations Technician (Level II). Mr. King is a
Missouri State Authorized Amusement Ride Inspector and is a Florida State Authorized Amusement
Devices and Amusement Attractions Inspector. He is recognized by the State of California as a
Permanent Amusement Ride Quality Safety Inspector. He has prepared and presented curriculum at
annual AIMS International amusement ride safety seminars and was presented the 2000 AIMS Safety
Seminar Harold Chance Award for best presentation and the 2007 John Allen Award for the Most
Outstanding Contribution to Amusement Ride Safety in the Park Industry. In 2007, he was presented the
Dr. Richard H. Brown Memorial Exceptional Service Award from the ASTM International F-24 Committee
for Amusement Rides and Devices. In 2016 he accepted the Award of Merit from ASTM International and
was granted the honorary title of Fellow.
Mr. King has been consulted to render opinions in amusement ride and recreational equipment litigation
as well as on general mechanical engineering issues. Mr. King has been a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, International Association of
Amusement Parks and Attractions, the American Society for Testing and Materials International and
Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International.
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Presentation synopsis Using ASTM Standards to Acquire and Analyze Acceleration Data
This presentation is a hands-on demonstration of the use of accelerometers to measure the forces generated on an amusement ride. It closely follows the SARC test procedure outlined in ASTM F2137. Once data is acquired, a real-time analysis is explained step-by-step and conducted to demonstrate the application of the design limits contained in ASTM F2291.