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Standards and Certifications

The innovative SkySaver technology is being continuously tested and certified to operate under extreme conditions. 

Formal Tests

  • Extreme temperature test: ASTM E 2484-08 according to test specifications X2.8 and with CSA Z259.2.3-99 Controlled Descent Devices section 5.2 and 5.4, as required by 14.4 of this CSA Z259.2.3-99 and in accordance with 16.4
    1. ASTM E 2484-08 16.9.1 Fixed CDD systems transient high temperature test: Exposure to 200ºC for the period of time equal to the longest descent time for the CDD system.
    2. Flame exposure test: ASTM E 2484-08 according to the specifications X2.10
  • NFPA Standard: NFPA I30 Appendix B 2.1.1 and B 2.1.2
  • Wet and humidity tested in accordance with requirements of sections 16.9.1, 16.9.2 and 16.9.3 using tests methods of UL 1523 section 16. Exposure temperatures and times as detailed by UL1523 sections 8.3-8.3.3
    1. Wet test: ASTM E 2484-08 according to test specifications X2.7=>UL 1523 Descent Control Device for marine use 9,15,6,17,18
    2. Wet and cold test with CSA Z259.2.3-99 Controlled Descent Devices – section 16.4 and of this specification within 5 min after completion of the cold conditioning. Temperatures are according to this standard
  • Salt resistance ASTM B 117 practice for operating salt spray (fog) apparatus
  • Controlled Descent Device
    1. ANSI Z359.I Fall-arrest system components
    2. CSA Z259.2.3-99 Controlled Descent Devices
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  • EC Type Certification by TUV SUD (Test Report 713051535).
  • EC Type Examination Certificate No: P5 17 03 98962 001

CDD standards

  • EN 341:2011 Class 1D (Fully by TUV up to 120 kg)
  • ASTM F1772-12
  • ASTM E2482-08
  • ANSI 359.4
  • EN 1497
  • EN 795


  •  7 years with possibility of re-certification

Testing Unit Reaction Force (TURF)

The machine used to test each SkySaver took hundreds of hours of research and development by three experts in the fields of engineering and quality assurance. One of the creators of this machine also helped create one of the most revolutionary military safety devices of the last decade, which has saved thousands of lives and continues to do so. The machine is used to test the reaction force of each SkySaver, making sure it will work properly in an emergency situation. The load cell used for the machine has a one-ton capacity and was developed by Zemic, a company with over 50 years of experience as a load cell supplier. It uses 7.5 Kilowatts of power to test the devices, ensuring their quality, and that they are in perfect working condition. Every test is essential, as all of them are recorded and documented.

Post-Production Test Procedure

Post-Production Test Procedure
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