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Amusement Park Inspection Services

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MISTRAS has advanced inspection, monitoring, and access services to ensure that amusement park rides, buildings, and structures remain operating safely and securely.

Regularly inspecting and monitoring amusement park rides for safety and structural integrity is critical in protecting the well-being of all riders and facility personnel. In order to gear up for and throughout peak season, your amusement park should be thoroughly inspected to ensure that every ride is well-equipped to handle a large volume of guests.

Beginning with visual inspection, MISTRAS technicians can complete comprehensive, in-depth inspections of these intricate structures. With traditional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT/ANDT) capabilities, our technicians will select the technique best-suited to analyze the component in question.

We offer these inspection and monitoring services for amusement park structures and components such as:
  • Tracks
  • Rails
  • Bolts
  • Fasteners and connectors
  • Lap bar parts
  • Axles
  • Foundational structures
  • Train cars
  • Welds

Roller Coaster Inspection Services

MISTRAS has the capability to inspect roller coasters of any material or configuration, including those with either wooden or steel frames. As large, outdoors structures that handle intense forces during daily operation, roller coasters and other amusement park rides are subject to weather and stress-related defects, including:

  • Corrosion
  • Cracks and Splits
  • Debris Buildup
  • Misalignment
  • Structural Fatigue

Based on the componentry being examined, MISTRAS technicians will select the best NDT inspection method from a large portfolio of techniques and capabilities, which can be performed both on the ground and at-height. We most commonly offer visual (VT), ultrasonic (UT) and acoustic emission (AE) testing to inspect roller coaster’s structural integrity, but MISTRAS offers a robust variety of NDT techniques, and will select the one best-suited for your assets.

With our (NDT inspection services, MISTRAS makes it possible to assess the condition of roller coasters and other amusement park structures without disassembly, structural interference, or even paint removal. Our technicians work to limit downtime so your guests can enjoy park rides safely without waiting long periods for rides to undergo traditional maintenance and inspection procedures.

Rope Access for Amusement Parks

With advanced rope access capabilities, MISTRAS technicians can perform NDT inspection and maintenance services at even the tallest peak within your amusement park.

Roller coasters and large rides rarely have much surface area for large equipment, machinery, or platforms. MISTRAS rope access experts can perform advanced NDT inspections at-height, working within the existing structure of rides to ensure safety and stability. By bypassing the need to dismantle rides for inspection and maintenance, rope access inspection and maintenance saves your amusement park time and money.

Roller Coaster Monitoring for Structural Integrity

Using our industry-proven structural health monitoring (SHM) systems, MISTRAS has been able to locate cracking in real-time even in the presence of background noise from cars. This provides real-time safety and reduces inspection costs and ensures that visual or ultrasonic inspection is carefully performed.

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