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Ingress Protection (IP) Testing in Rajkot

Ingress Protection (IP) Testing in Rajkot

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Ingress protection ratings or IP ratings, refer tothe level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids andliquids.In an environment where dust or water could damage electroniccomponents, a sealed enclosure is used to prevent such ingress and safe housethe electronics.They are commonly used for applications which may be exposed tothe elements, as well as dust or moisture. Typical industries include marine,offshore oil and gas platforms, security, lighting, leisure, food processingand more.IP Ratings Explained,The letters IP are always followed by twonumerals which indicate the degree of protection offered, according to theBritish Standard BS EN 60529 1992 (as listed below).E.g. IP67  The first digit (6) represents the protectionagainst solid objects and the second number (7), against water. So an IP67enclosure completely prevents ingress of dust (6) and protects againsttemporary immersion in water for up to 1 metre for 30 minutes (7).Protectionagainst solid objects,0, No protection, No test required.1, Protected againstobjects greater than 50mm diameter,2,Protected against objects greater than12.5mm diameter, such as a finger,3,Protected against objects greater than2.5mm,4, Protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire,5, Ingressof dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantitiesto interfere with the correct operation or impair safety,6, No ingress of dustpermitted.Protection against water,0, No protection , No test required,1, Protectedagainst falling drops of water,2, Protected against drops falling at 15 in 4fixed positions
3, Low pressure spray, similar to shower head at up to 60 from vertical testedusing an oscillating tube with an arc of 60 for ten minutes,4, Low pressurespray, similar to shower head, as per numeral 3 but 180 for 10 minutes
5, Medium pressure jet, 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose, from any anglefor 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5, 3 metres.6, High pressure jet,12.5mmdiameter, similar to fire hose, from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of2.5 3 meters.7, Immersion, for temporary immersion in water under set conditions,1metre for 30 minutes,8, Protected against the effects of continuous immersionin water, ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not bepossible. Conditions should be more severe than for numeral 7.9, Steam clean,high pressure, high temp jet wash to DIN40050 (German Std), extends BS EN 605291992,IP Enclosures at CDG,At CDG, we can offer 
IP54 enclosures,which are suited to light duty environments that may require some level ofprotection from dust.For more demanding applications, we also manufacture IP66 and IP68 enclosures.These are suited to industries mentioned previously in this article, where theapplications are located in tough environments and therefore ingress protectionis a priority.In addition, our IP66 and IP68 enclosuresare available in a heavy duty version for a durable enclosure. They are oftenused for deep water applications, or when the engineer requires resilientcasing for the electronic components.

 

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