Validity: Approval valid for five years.
Scope: Racing seat plus fixed or flexible sidemounts.
Type of tests: Exclusively dynamic tests.
1. Rear impact 20 g with dummy 50% (75 kg):
Test with dummy, backward 20 g over 50 ms.
2. Side impact 15 g with dummy 50% (75 kg):
Test with dummy, forward and backward 15 g over 50 ms.
3. Rear impact 10 g with dummy 50% (75 kg):
Test with dummy, backward 10 g over 50 ms.
Validity: Homologation valid for 10 years.
Scope: Seat substructures including fixed or flexible sidemounts are homologated as part of the entire seating system.
Testing regime: Quasi-static testing for accurately measured loads, replicable test conditions and precise results. Damage or even strong deformation results in a test fail.
Significantly higher test requirements compared to 8855-1999:
Three consecutive tests with forces of between 32 kN (approx. 3.3 metric tons) and 60 kN (approx. 6.1 metric tons):
1. Lateral load test: 1 x 32 kN
(Around 300% increase in overall loading compared with FIA 8855 in the pelvic, shoulder and head areas of the racing shell).
2. Rearward load test (against direction of travel): 1 x 35 kN
(around 200% increase in load)
3. Crush test: 2 x 30 kN
The seat must absorb 1 kJ of energy – the lateral load at the shoulder area must not exceed 30 kN and the seat shell must not deform any more than 200 mm inwardly.
Fire protection improved to 75 mm/min under ISO 3795.
All RECARO racing seats are homologated as complete systems (seats plus fixed or flexible sidemounts) to the FIA’s high standards. FIA Standard 8862-2009 tests systems to an acceleration force equivalent to 70 g.
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