How SGS Frangible fully abides by the ICAO Compliant?
Driven by an
ulterior motive of ensuring peaceful and safe air transport, International
Civil Aviation Organization, often abbreviated as ICAO outlines some specific
guidelines for the associated entities of the domain like SGS Frangible, one of
the leading manufacturers so that all the products made for the industry completely
abide by the compliant. As a matter of fact, along with other prime factors
mentioned in the set of standards, frangibility stands out as a key determinant
for tagging a product as superior for air transport and aviation.
value for ICAO complaint, SGS Frangible has undertaken dynamic testing for
proving a high factor of frangibility in its products viz. approach light
towers and other structures. The test was held at a speed of 140 km/h where the
impactor was mounted on the vehicle in order to make it strike the structure at
a perfect point as laid out by ICAO which is either approximately 4 m above
ground level or 1 m below the top of the structure, whichever is higher. On the
top of the tower, a representative mass was mounted in addition to a well
secured wiring and cabling of the tower. As it is impossible to visually
monitor the impact sequence and the deformation along with post-impact
deformation so it was recorded by a high speed camera through a video. As per
ICAO, there should be no change in impact speed during impact and it should be
accurately recorded at the time of impact directly from the moving vehicle,
thus same has been done to accurately record the data.
any approach lighting structure that intends to be frangible should withstand the static and
operational/survival wind loads with a suitable factor of safety. However, when
subjected to the sudden collision forces of a 3000 kg aircraft airborne and
travelling in any direction at 140 km/h, it should break, distort or yield
readily. Same happened with the SGS Frangible tower. The structure broke
without imposing maximum force or energy. Moreover it didn’t entangle thereby
achieving another ICAO requirement. Also, the light fitting and the supporting
structure as a whole established frangibility with
regard to cabling as it ensured that there are points of disconnection
so that segmentation is not hindered thereby proving that the structure will
not prevent the aircraft from maneuvering safely either in flight or on the
ground. Thus, with SGS Frangible towers, the aircraft can achieve a successful landing, take-off or missed approach due to the passage provided.
As expertise comes with great efforts and commitment testing, so
does the recognition of ICAO Compliant for SGS Frangible. Therefore, with a
blinded assurance of quality products; safety and peace, SGS Frangible abides by
the ICAO Compliant completely and as a leading frangible towers manufacturer
inspires others to do the same.