Rei Lux UK Limited provide non destructive (NDT) structural testing of lighting columns using static and dynamic load test procedures and equipment which have been developed over 30 years by Rei-Lux Germany.
The patented technology complies with BS EN 40, Eurocode 1 and Eurocode 3 and is licensed to Rei Lux UK Limited. Rei-Lux Germany is ISO 9001 certified and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited (for competence of testing and calibration laboratories) and operates worldwide in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Morocco, Australia and the UK.
The test procedure is capable of identifying issues caused by poor foundation conditions around the column, material failure due to corrosion or crack formation, incorrectly fitted or corroded bracket arms and swage joint or multi-step joint failure.
The test machine applies a static and dynamic load to accurately simulate the bending moments induced by wind and dead load forces. Software calculates the test load according to BS EN 40 standards and is capable of factoring in the effect of column attachments such as road signs, hanging baskets, banners, CCTV cameras, festive decorations, replacement LED luminaires, etc.
The test system can be used on columns manufactured from steel, aluminium and concrete.
The test machine is not motorised and is manually maneuvered into place which gives it a low carbon footprint. In addition the machine is relatively small (1.75m long by 1m wide) so it can be transported in a small van (such as a VW Transporter). These two factors mean that it has less of an environmental impact than some of the larger motorised machines used in other static and dynamic load testing methods.