Recreation Engineering concentrates in three areas for testing. Amusement ride accelerometry (bio-dynamic testing) and acceptance
Accelerometry is used to measure the G-Forces imparted by the ride to the rider. These accelerations are studied
and compared to industry criteria to assure guest comfort and safety. REI collects acceleration, velocity and position data for all
types of rides. Our equipment and methods can pinpoint track imperfections for locating areas that require special attention.
data is also gathered on a periodic basis and subsequent data sets are compared to a "base line" data set. This comparison assists
in indicating maintenance related dynamic profile changes over time.
For over 20 years, REI's president and professional engineer was chairman of
the Biodynamic Task Group for the ASTM F24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices.
Acceptance Testing: REI has developed test programs
for new rides and new ride installations. Various jurisdictions, whether they are state, county or city, require that amusement rides
pass acceptance tests before operation permits are issued. REI produces acceptance testing programs and test protocols for rides to
meet these jurisdictional requirements.