AVX – IRIS certification for high-power film capacitor rangeFeb 27 2009 - Passives [More Passives Articles]
Covering the design, development and manufacturing of power capacitors – AVX has announced that its metallised film power capacitor plant, AVX TPC SA based in Saint Apollinaire, France has received certification in accordance with the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS).
Developed by UNIFE, the Independent Association of European Railway Industries, and supported by system integrators, equipment manufacturers and operators, IRIS is an internationally recognised standard for the evaluation of railway industry management systems. The award covers AVX’s entire high-power film capacitor range, says the company.
Comments Gilles Terzulli, global marketing manager for power film, said: “We are honoured to receive this prestigious recognition by the leading international rail quality management approval body. Mass transport is an important business sector for AVX, and our metallised film technology provides significant size and performance benefits. For example, recently, our Trafim high energy power film capacitor family played a role in breaking the world speed record for conventional trains. We use a proprietary, high-reliability, controlled self-healing technology in our Trafim, Disfim(tm) and Filfim(tm) families of environmentally-safe, oil-filled capacitors. Under certain conditions this technology can achieve a specific energy density of 2200 joules per litre.”More news from AVX