- Feb 14, 2019
Right, but where did the state (or more accurately, the commonwealth) come up with that number?State law. Every state has different testing requirements.
I assume there's a mix of legislators and engineers coming up with it, but if it's 500 cycles, why could it not be 250 or 1,000 without major fault? What makes a cycle count significant over any other sort of tests and inspections?
IMO 500 cycles seems low to me, a ride could hit that count in a single day if the park had the staff to sustain it and there weren't any faults. The 100 hours makes more sense to me because it inherently forces parks to cycle the ride over multiple days which helps ensure the ride can run consistently without fault.