Outdoor enclosures are designed to keep equipment safe and dry no matter what the conditions. Most enclosures come with an IP rating which tells you roughly what conditions they are designed for.
Typical B&R enclosures IP ratings are: –
IP42 – Commonly referred to as ‘weatherproof’. This rating actually means that a probe of 1mm diameter cannot enter the enclosure and it is protected against vertically falling drops. Typically this rating refers to meter boxes and domestic outdoor enclosures.
IP55 – Allows the limited ingress of dust (no harmful deposit) and protection against jets of water. Typically this rating is an industrial or wet area enclosure.
IP65 – Total protection from the ingress of dust and protected against jets of water. Typically this is an industrial outdoor enclosure.
IP66 – Total protection from the ingress of dust and protected against strong jets of water. Typically this is an industrial outdoor enclosure for use on a plant.
For a full list see our page on IP ratings. All these ratings are the maximum that particular product can be applied to and are therefore all ‘weatherproof’.
The options below show you the range of enclosures available: –
Ex e rated, explosion protected, fixed lid pushbutton control station, is rated to IP66/67 and is pre-configured or custom built. Suitable for use within petrochemical dust and grain applications and Zones 1 & 2, 21 & 22.
The flat roof screwed terminal box is made from 316 stainless steel and is suitable for hazardous Zones 1&2, 21&22 applications where flammable liquids, gases & vapours or combustible dusts are frequently present.
The B&R Forte FR IP65 enclosure range is a general purpose enclosure often used to house switchgear or components in a variety of applications. It is made from powdercoat painted steel and is available off the shelf.
The Incline SR is a stainless steel IP66 enclosure for the mining and mineral processing industries. It features an innovative 30 degree sloping roof that reduces the build up of debris and waste material.
The Polynova PD series is a range of IP65 general purpose enclosures with a hinged door, available in 6 sizes. Manufactured from a non-metallic material (GRP) the PD is available with a wide variety of accessories.
The Polynova PS range, is an IP66 high performance enclosure system that is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications including use in full sunlight. There are 24 different sizes with the choice of opaque or transparent lids.