Steelbird Hi-tech India (SBHT) introduces a brand new vary of Helmets specifically “Blauer BET”. The vary of Blauer BET helmets meets the brand new European Safety Standards-‘ECE 22.06’.
It can also be worthwhile to say that the brand new European Safety Standards-ECE 22.06 might be a mandate in India and the world with impact from January 2024.
With the launch of the Blauer BET collection, Steelbird will develop into amongst the primary manufacturers to launch these helmets with the brand new security requirements means earlier than they get applied in India.
To give a background, ECE 22.05 was changed with ECE 22.06 in June 2020; the .05 or .06 pertains to particular revisions and amendments to the No. 22 regulation.
The normal required a helmet to move a collection of checks, referred to as HIC (Head Injury Criterion). A dummy’s head wears a helmet that has accelerometers inside to research the utmost acceleration to calculate the injury suffered by the top within the occasion of an accident.
The take a look at entails shock absorption, retention programs and unseating of the helmet. The same state of affairs for the visor should guarantee safety and high quality of imaginative and prescient. The producer carries out the checks after which submits the stories for checks to an exterior licensed laboratory. The adjustments will have an effect on the affect take a look at and the way the affect happens.
Currently, the burden that impacts the helmet happens with a pre-set velocity and impacts the entrance, high, again, aspect & chin guard. With the brand new normal, different factors of affect might be added, not solely on the centerlines but additionally an additional level per pattern, totally different from one another.
With ECE 22.06, the affect velocity will even change, & along with that already established, will probably be slower. ECE 22.05 envisages affect in opposition to a flat anvil and ‘kerbstone’ within the form of the pavement, from a peak of seven.5meters for a velocity of seven.5m/s (28km/h), which turns into 5.5 meters. With the brand new ECE 22.06 norms, the affect might be at 5.5 and eight.5 meters.
Helmet equipment corresponding to built-in solar visors can have requirements that they might want to meet to move testing. The testing procedures themselves have been overhauled with the most recent science being utilized to the method.
The affect checks will see tougher and sooner impacts being created in addition to low-speed impacts too. There will even be a special approach rotation launched to the affect take a look at. The EPS can also be in a number of densities therefore offering way more safety at lesser weight.
The new rules will come into impact from January 2024, which provides producers time to supply helmets to satisfy the brand new requirements.
After January 2024, riders can nonetheless legally put on their ECE 22.05 helmet, however any new helmet equipped by a producer to a distributor or retailer must be licensed as ECE 22.06.