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 The in-house IFE hydro-pulse plant tests full-scale dynamic and static loads applied to a complete entrance system | 2 Tightness test of systems in the sprinkler plant | 3 The in-house differential climatic chamber is able to simultaneously produce different ambient temperatures between -50 and +80 degrees Celsius | 4 Full-scale verification of the acoustic insulation performance of an entrance system

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 The in-house IFE hydro-pulse plant tests full-scale dynamic and static loads applied to a complete entrance system | 2 Tightness test of systems in the sprinkler plant | 3 The in-house differential climatic chamber is able to simultaneously produce different ambient temperatures between -50 and +80 degrees Celsius | 4 Full-scale verification of the acoustic insulation performance of an entrance system