Validation

SAFE IS SAFE: ENDURANCE TESTS LEADING TO MARKET MATURITY

WHEN IFE PRODUCTS SEE A TRAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME, they have already overcome the hardest experience. The IFE testing and validation phase equals an alpine tour with a snow storm and temperatures far below freezing as well as a thunderstorm in a tropical summer.


1 In the in-house differential climate chamber, varying inside and outside temperatures are applied simultaneously | 2 Icing of the sliding step to test extreme winter conditions | 3 Tightness of the systems in the sprinkler system | 4 Soft body test: impact by pendulum of a 50 kg sand bag on a glass panel | 5 Verification of the functional capability of sliding steps that are soiled with pebbles of different sizes

Furthermore, during the validation phase our entrance systems already meet situations which they may probably never encounter in real operations.

During the time our entrance systems spend on the IFE test site, the highest importance is given to the validation of all parameters related to technical standards. The set values are clearly exceeded during tests, in order to start into real life with a sufficient safety margin.

To cover the whole spectrum efficiently and individually in an optimal way, all necessary equipment is available in-house. This includes a two-chamber climatic plant which is able to produce different ambient temperatures between -50 and +80 degrees Celsius between the inner and outer side of an entrance system as well as snow- and icemaking devices and an acoustic chamber. Our hydro-pulse machine applies real load levels of many tons as they occur in operation.

Moreover, certain components and complete entrance systems undergo intensive endurance tests, simulating a multiple of the whole product life in just a few months. The results are directly and immediately integrated into our products.

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1 In the in-house differential climate chamber, varying inside and outside temperatures are applied simultaneously | 2 Icing of the sliding step to test extreme winter conditions | 3 Tightness of the systems in the sprinkler system | 4 Soft body test: impact by pendulum of a 50 kg sand bag on a glass panel | 5 Verification of the functional capability of sliding steps that are soiled with pebbles of different sizes