RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
GUARANTORS OF OUR RELIABILITY
The E.S.E. air terminals IONIFLASH MACH® passed with success the complete sequence of tests and last requirements of the NF C 17-102 standard (ed. 2011).
Some tests have even been carried out more strictly and more restrictive, in order to ensure a higher reliability to our products.
THE TEST SEQUENCE ENABLES TO CHECK IONIFLASH MACH® THROUGH SEVERAL CLIMATICAL CONDITIONS
General Tests :
Engraving process on the sphere of the IONIFLASH MACH®, to answer the marking requirements. It is indelible in time.
Mechanical Tests :
The continuous axis of the ESE IONIFLASH MACH® through which the lightning current passes, presents a minimal section of 200 mm 2, according to the requirements of this tests.
Environmental Tests :
The IONIFLASH MACH® have passed the environmental tests: – Salt mist treatment with a severity of level 2 according to the EN 60068-2-52. – Humid sulphurous treatment with a 7 cycles sequence according to the EN ISO 6988.
Electrical tests :
The IONIFLASH MACH®, range has been tested in lightning attachment impact with a 10/350 μs waveform at 100 kA and passes the test requirements.
Indeed, the IONIFLASH MACH® has been impacted by 2 series of 7 impacts at 100kA (while the standard requires only 3 impacts), one in negative polarity and one in positive polarity. The air-terminals show no deterioration or performing, except the parts through which the current is flowing, where tracks of initiating and fusion appear.
Efficiency tests :
Le ESE IONIFLASH MACH® is design to reduce the average statistical time associated with the initiating of the upward streamer. This ESE presents an advanced time in comparison with a simple reference rod (PTS) tested in the same conditions. This gain is evaluated in high voltage laboratory
IN CONFORMITY WITH NATIONAL STANDARDS / INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS / HOMOLOGATED IN CNRS LABORATORY
IN SITU TESTS
IN SITU TEST / HIGH MOUNTAIN RESORT – ALT. 1804M – APRIL 2009
The target: to validate the performance of the material used, as well as the behaviour of the IONIFLASH MACH® in extreme climatic conditions. Winds > 150km/h and temperatures from -35°C to 40°C Installation on a telecommunication pylon (15m high). The mechanical resistance and in temperature of materials in extreme climatic conditions is perfect. The lightning strike counter I FLASH REPORT® records the events
IN SITU TEST / SATU MARE CHURCH (ROMANIA) – JUNE 2011
The target: to observe the target: to observe the early streamer emission of the IONIFLASH MACH® facing a simple rod both installed in the same conditions. The church has two spires: the IONIFLASH MACH® and the simple rod are installed in
identical conditions. The lightning strike counter IONICOUNT® records the events
IN SITU TEST FRANCE TELECOM / PUY BEAUBIER SITE – ALT. 879M – JUNE 1987 TO JUNE 1988
Hertzian pylon of 70m installed on very impacted site. The IONIFLASH IF1 and a simple rod were installed at both side of the pylon at the same high. The results were several impacts on the IONIFLASH and none on the Simple rod.