Zip Line Inspection Services
We are an Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Accredited Vendor and provide comprehensive hands on inspection by our National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officers (NAARSO) Certified Inspectors.
Zip lines come in all shapes and forms, from 200' long to over 2 miles in length. Zip lines can move riders from 3 mph to over 40 mph. They can traverse flat ground, span a gorge or valley or follow the terrain of a ski slope as zippers move from one end of the cable to the next.
The requirements and fees will vary based on the number and type of zip lines you have installed. These variations include:
- their length
- height above the ground
- type and size of cable
- installation location (indoors or in a salt water environment)
- presence of state oversight or regulation, etc.
In order to provide you a service quote we will need to gather information from you and talk on the phone about your organization, type of installation, access systems, equipment and operating systems and the style of braking employed to stop riders or patrons.
Our NAARSO Certified inspectors have seen it all and can accommodate the minor maintenance including:
· tightening cable clamps or fist grips
· properly torqueing all nuts and bolts
· Setting screws or nails that have protruded past wood surfaces
In addition to minor maintenance with ADVANCE NOTICE our inspectors can plan and complete major service repairs, including:
· platform redesign and installation
· replacement or installation of a braking system
· Re-tensioning the wire rope to change rider speed (faster or slower)
· Replacement of wire rope with new cable *(we use only American or Korean wire rope)
· Lanyard construction *(we manufacture custom lanyards from both rope and webbing)
· System Testing - our staff can perform proof testing, tension tests, torque tests, wire rope diameter testing as well as durometer testing of all foam and plastic materials.
· Welding Service - our staff can accommodate the needs of steel structures and components as well as wood structures.
· Install, repair or replace rope bridge, suspension bridges, cargo climbing nets and other spliced rope products.
· Trim trees and branches near, above or within the zippers path.
· Site and design new lines or rides.
Our inspectors don't just use their eyes and hands to inspect your zip lines and support structures, platforms and towers. Our organization is ACCT accredited and utilize a variety of tools to ensure that our review is thorough and meets and/or exceeds the current written standards of ACCT, ASTM, PRCA and/or EN.
These inspection tools include:
· Torque Wrenches to ensure bolts and clamps are properly tightened to manufacturer or ASME specifications.
· Wire Rope Wear Gauges to accurately measure wire rope loss from peening or the flattening of the top of the wire from repeatedly running zip pulleys over the cable.
· Tension Meters are used to measure the tension on not just zip lines but guy cables and tension cables. The tension reading is one of the most important measurements we can gather as it tells us the tightness of the cable that provides the best performance of the wire rope for the specified weight ranges your tour operates within.
· Portable Proof Testers are used to check bolt strength, cable terminations, rope terminations and other applications that might need to be tested to 2x the maximum anticipated loading as required by industry standards.
· Accelerometers are used to tell us the speed that your zip line is performing at and allows us to be sure that the maximum ASTM G-Force loads are not being exceeded and transferred to your guests or a structural component of your zip line cable.
· Duromometers are used to check the durability of foam and plastic products that might be used as padding on trees or poles, utilized in braking systems, cover wire rope, serve as padding on harnesses or plastics used in brake products.
If during your next review or safety audit - your inspector does not have any of the above tools, you may want to think twice about bringing them back. Just an physical review with a set of eyes, socket wrenches and vice grips does not meet the industry standard or requirements of most states via regulation. A qualified inspector has the above tools and experience and training or certification to use them.
In addition to the above, we also provide:
· Design and Engineering Services for Ropes Courses, Zip Lines and Aerial Adventure Courses
· Turnkey Installation of Zip Lines, Ropes Courses and Aerial Adventure Courses
· Staff Training for Zip Lines, Ropes Courses and Aerial Adventure Courses
· Equipment Sales
· Tool Sales and Rental
· Program Reviews
· Accident Analysis
· Additional Consultation Services as Needed