Appendix D: Sample Visual Inspection and Performance Test Sheets

The sample visual inspection sheet and performance test sheet included in this section are meant for guidance purposes only. The information contained within is not meant to be exhaustive, but only to provide assistance for those recipients whom are developing the sheets.


Sample Visual Inspection Sheet

Guide for Inspection: Vehicle Manufacturer________________________
The Following Items Should Be Inspected on Every Vehicle of Each Order Vehicle Number____________________________
Test Location_____________________________

Item Requirement Inspection
Instruction
Result Inspector/
Date
Remarks/Notes

Weight

Maximum weight of __________lb. Measure on certified scale

Weight

 

 

Length over coupler faces

Maximum length of __________ft. Measure

Length

 

 

Finish and Color

Smooth body surfaces and paint Visually inspect all surfaces for flaws

Pass/Fail

 

 

Interior Panel Fastening

Absence of rough edges or surfaces Visually inspect for proper installation

Pass/Fail

 

 

Interior Hardware

Attached with recessed screws Verify inspect for proper installation

Pass/Fail

 

 

Door Operation

Opening time of sec. Verify door opening time frame

Pass/Fail

 

 

Interior Lighting

Shall be florescent type Visually inspect

Pass/Fail

 

 

Exterior Lighting

All vehicle lights to operate from LVPS Visually inspect

Pass/Fail

 

 

Air Exhausts/ Underfloor Equipment

Directed in a vertical downward direction Visually inspect

Pass/Fail

 

 

Metal Joining

Welds, brazes, soldering Shall comply with ANSI, ASME, AWS, and contract specs.

Pass/Fail

 

 

Electrical

Wiring and junction boxes Inspect for loose or stretched wires

Pass/Fail

 

 

Batteries

Assembled on pallet-type grating, removable from side Visually inspect

Pass/Fail

 

 

HVAC

Capacity and performance Operate AC, check compressor, condenser, flow, and temperature

Pass/Fail

 

 

Wheelchair Access

Clear lift or ramp access, and securement area Operate lift or ramp, inspect operation, measure areas

Pass/Fail

 

 

Trucks

Mounting and arrangement Check that under floor wheel truing machines can be used without removal of trucks

Pass/Fail

 

 


Sample Performance Test Sheet

Guide for Inspection: Vehicle Manufacturer________________________
The Following Items Should Be Inspected on Every Vehicle of Each Order Vehicle Number____________________________
Test Location______________________________

Item Requirement Inspection Instruction Result Inspector/Date Remarks/Notes

Primary Power Supply

Capable of performance btwn. 450 and 900 V dc

Pass/Fail

 

 

Electric Braking

Stopping distance Verify function

Pass/Fail

 

 

Friction Braking

Stopping distance

Verify function

Pass/Fail

 

 

Jerk Limiting

_____mph/sec2+ 10 percent during normal accel./decel. Verify function

Pass/Fail

 

 

Wheel Spin/Side

Correctable within ______ sec. Verify function

Pass/Fail

 

 

Acceleration

____rate from 0 to
____mph
Verify acceleration

Pass/Fail

 

 

Resonance

Absence of audible, visible vibrations Operate vehicle, check for vibrations and rattles

Pass/Fail

 

 

Overspeed Alarm

Pulsating tone signal, silenced when manual controller placed in brake zone. Operate vehicle until overspeed reached

Pass/Fail

 

 

Body Roll

Shall not exceed 4 degrees from track plane Operate vehicle, check body roll

Pass/Fail

 

 

HVAC

Interior temperature Operate system, check internal and ambient temp. Int._____

Amb.___

 

 

Door Interlock

BRK signal and P-signal interlocks Verify interlocks with door open

Pass/Fail

 

 

Leveling

Shall stabilize floor height and compensate for weight change rates of less than 600 lb. per sec. per truck Verify operation during loading and unloading

Pass/Fail

 

 

General

N/A

During testing, observe any abnormalities in ride and vibration of vehicle

Pass/Fail