Product Certification

The FT7 Series are probably the most tested wind sensors in the world. They have passed over 28 independent tests including sand, dust, ice, vibration, corrosion, hail and lightning protection. During design the FT7 series has passed the FT Highly Accelerated Life Cycle test in which the sensor is temperature cycled from +125°C to -90°C whilst being vibrated at 30g rms.

In addition, all our wind sensors are 100% wind tunnel checked before despatch to ensure that they will give many years of reliable service, even in the harshest conditions. The wind tunnel is calibrated annually and sensors are regularly selected from production and their calibration cross-checked in a MEASNET wind tunnel. This ensures the accuracy of FT wind sensors.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

ISO 9227 (2006)
Corrosion Resistant: Tested to category C5-M High of BS EN ISO 12944 (1998) in a neutral salt spray atmosphere for 1440 hours.
DEF STAN 00-35 CL25
Wind Blown Sand & Dust Test: Sand particles for three hours and then dust particles for three hours, at 29m/s air velocity, concentration 1.1g/m³.
EN 60068-2-13 (1999)
Low Air Pressure Test M: Four hours at a constant low pressure typical to 4000 metres above sea level. Additional tests in a dedicated altitude wind tunnel have shown that the sensor measures accurately up to 4000 metres.
EN 60068-2-5 (2011)
Solar Heating Test: 24 hours of UV radiation with an ambient temperature of 55°C, irradiance of 1120 W/m².

Vibration & Shock

EN 60068-2-6/64 (2008)
Sinusoidal Vibration Test Fc: 5Hz to 500Hz, 1 octave/minute sweep rate, 5 sweep cycles, 3 axes. Random Vibration Test Fh: 5Hz to 500Hz, 90 minutes per axis, 0.0075g²/Hz severity over 3 axes.
EN 60068-2-27 (2009)
Mechanical Shock Test Ea and CAF2656. Peak acceleration: 50g. Duration: 11ms. Pulse shape: half-sine.
EN 60068-2-31 (2008)
Drop and Topple Test Ec: Dropped 9 times at different angles from at least one metre onto concrete.
EN IEC 61215 (2005)
Hail Impact Test 10.17: 10 hail stones, 7.5g each, shot at the sensor at 23m/s.

Waterproof & Sealing

EN 60068-2-78 (2013) EN 60068-2-38 (2009)
Stationary Temperature & Humidity Test Cab: Relative humidity +93% at +40°C for 240 hours.
Combined Temperature & Humidity Test Z/AD: Ten 24 hour cycles, upper temperature +65°C. Cold sub cycle: -10°C.
EN 60068-2-30 (2005)
Cyclic Temperature & Humidity Test Db: Six 24 hour cycles, upper temperature +55°C.
EN 60529 (1992+A2:2103)
Sealed to IP66 and IP67. Ingress Protection Test IPX6: Protected against powerful water jets at 100 litres per minute. IP6X: Dust tight - exposed to a dust chamber for 8 hours. IPX7: Submerged in one metre depth of water for 30 minutes. IP4X: Protected against access to hazardous parts and against solid foreign objects.
DEF STAN 00-35 CL26/7
Mist, Fog and Low Cloud Test CL26: Fog intensity of 1.66ml/80cm² for one hour.
Driving Rain Test CL27: Rain intensity of 200mm for one hour.

Temperature Extremes

EN 60068-2-1 (2007)
Cold Temperature Test Ad: 16 hours of cold air at -40°C.
EN 60068-2-2 (2007)
Dry Heat Test Bd: 16 hours dry heat
at +85°C.
EN 60068-2-14 (2009)
Thermal Cycling Test Nb:
16 temperature cycles from
-40°C to +85°C.
MIL-STD-810G
Icing/Freezing Rain Test:
Anti-Icing: With heater switched on, the sensor was exposed to freezing rain in airflow of 15m/s at -14°C. After 38 minutes ice had built up on the test bar to 37mm but the sensor itself remained ice-free. De-Icing: The sensor was ice-free in under 15 minutes.

EMC Tests

  • EN 61000-6-3 (2007) Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
  • EN 61000-6-2 (2005) Generic Standards - Immunity for Industrial Environments
  • EN 61000-4-2 (2009) Electrostatic discharge immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-3 (2006) Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-4 (2012) Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-5 (2006) Surge immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-6 (2009) Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by RF fields
  • EN 61000-4-8 (2010) Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-9 (2009) Pulse magnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-10 (2001) Damped oscillatory magnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-29 (2001) Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity tests

Download the EMC Test Certficate:    FT722/FT742 (Digital)    FT722/FT742 (Analogue)  FT742-D-SM  FT702 (Digital)   FT702 (Analogue)   FT702LM

Download the EU Declaration of Conformity:  FT702   FT722/FT742

ETL Certification

ETL Certified

Intertek Recognized Component to UL61010-1

 

The FT702LT-V22 sensor is a Recognized Component by Intertek authorized to:

UL 61010-1 Electrical equipment for measurement, control & laboratory use

CSA 22.2.61010-1-04 Electrical equipment for measurement, control & laboratory use

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