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©2016 by DPI Safety srl - EQUIAIRBAG®

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HOW IT WORKS

 
 

EQUIAIRBAG®  

It is a wearable airbag system for equestrian use.

In case of fall it automatically inflates to protect the most important body areas

PROTECTION

 

HOW PROTECT

MECHANICAL SYSTEM

The mechanical triggering system is a physical length calibrated cable which always detects the distance between the rider and horse.

The simple mechanical solutions works always and they are very friendly use.

The “uncertain accident conditions” are detected as potential dangerous situations and the airbag system is automatically activated.

It’s very important that the airbag system is activated in all situations, because the trauma are independents from the falling way but from the obstacle which the rider hurts.

If no impact occurs, the riders can recharge his airbag system without special assistance (after simple check list).

The operation is cheap and mistake free

 

ACTIVATION TIME

The accident is not an instantaneous event but it is a sequence of several events measured in milliseconds

EQUIAIRBAG®

- It is inflated in 80/85 milliseconds and it is completely open before the impact

- It remains inflated for 30 second at least to protect the rider during the incoming impact or later impacts.

- Than it automatically deflates

PROTECTION LEVEL

CERTIFICATION

EQUAIRBAG has the double CERTIFICATION

PROTECTIVE AIRBAG SYSTEM (EN1621/4)

APPROVAL FOR EQUESTRIAN USE

Airbag system are divided in 2 categories: EN1621/4 certificated (and protective) and not certificated.

Since 2013, the only European Standard to test airbag system is EN1621/4:2013 (for motorcyclist use). EN1621/4 certificated airbag system shall be labelled with the relevant pictogram which grant the safety features to the customers. In case of Equestrian use the APPROVED FOR EQUESTRIAN USE shall be indicated

In order to avoid that each airbag system manufacturers test in independent way, there is a new unique European standard called EN1621/4:2013 “Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact-Part 4: Inflatable Motorcyclists' protectors-Requirements and test methods”. In the European Standard are described very severe tests to be performed in order to verify that the airbag is a Personal Protective Equipment for motorcyclists. Example of some of the test to be performed:

innocuousness of the airbag

inflation time

test of mechanical triggering system which shall recognize all different accident configuration

tests on the airbag system reliability: it shall be always ready to work in every impact condition

impact test

duration of airbag protection

test of the airbag system deflating

ergonomic test in activated and not activated status

test of the restraint system airbags to the body

EQUIAIRBAG® fulfils all the tests and it is Certified EN1621/4:2013 as airbag for motorcyclists Level 2 The results of impact tests on EQUIAIRBAG® show that the transmitted force for the back airbag system is only 1,4 kN and 0,8 kN for the frontal airbag.

THESE TESTS ARE PERFORMED WITHOUT ADDITIONAL RIGID PROTECTORS

 
 
 

IMPACT TEST

The aim of the test is to evaluate the impact attenuation. An iron kerbstone  falling mass hits the protector with a 50J of energy.

Under the protector a loading cell measures the residual force transmitted through the protector, measured in kN.

Protectors with a very low transmitted force are the best