Amusement parks and attractions
Corrosion resources for the amusement parks and attractions industry
While the amusement parks and attractions industry has grown over recent years, largely driven by an increase in international and domestic visitor numbers and rising consumer spending, so too have concerns over safety, due unfortunately to fatal accidents.
These rising concerns have led to stringent new safety standards with government regulators, parks, and ride manufacturers looking to successfully control corrosion on rides and make corrosion inspection a critical and fundamental part of a park’s maintenance operation.
Park rides and attractions see a combination of stresses and elements unlike any other comparable structures of their size and shape; any or all of the following can contribute to park ride and attraction corrosion:
- type of metal used in their manufacture
- type of coatings used and their application
- outside weather factor
- water salt/acidity levels
- motion, a factor in speeding up corrosion
- corrosion under insulation (CUI) due to moisture buildup on the external surface of insulated equipment
This industry depends on technological expertise as well as a wide variety of applications, including protective coatings. For decades, many industries have looked to NACE for its respected and globally recognized Coating Inspector Program. It stands ready to partner with the amusement parks and attractions industry as it acknowledges the importance of visual inspection for catching, repairing, and preventing corrosion.