Pilbara SP

An IP66, sloping roof, heavy-duty enclosure, developed and tested for the harsh Australian environment.

AS/NZS 61439

Product Information

Applications

The Pilbara SP is a heavy-duty enclosure, developed and tested for the harsh Australian environment.

After consultation with on-site electrical engineers, contractors and designers the Pilbara SP range has been designed in sizes suitable for the most common mining, mineral processing and infrastructure projects. Typically used in local control stations, mini control consoles or motor isolation control stations.

Features

  • IP66 protection rating – more info on IP ratings
  • Pintle hinges
  • Fully enclosed 3-point locking system on most sizes
    (excluding SP040425)
  • Provision on door for additional mechanical fixings
  • Designed to withstand extreme temperatures -10°C to 60°C
  • Sunshade enclosure options available – Pilbara SP with Sunshades
  • 30° sloping roof to prevent build up of water and solids
  • LockSock protective lock cover (IP55)
  • Easy installation with top and bottom mounting flanges
  • 2mm thick mounting pan mounted on ‘C’ rails
  • Flexible equipment mounting options
  • Region D wind rated to AS1170.2-2002: Structural design actions – Wind actions

Construction

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Order Guide

Part NumberHeight (mm)Width (mm)Depth (mm)Weight (kg)CAD BlocksEnquiry
SP07052270050022029dwgEnquiry
SP100822100080022057.9dwgEnquiry
SP04042540040025016.3dwgEnquiry
SP07053570050035038dwgEnquiry
SP100840100080040075.1dwgEnquiry
SP070522/S70050022021.7dwgEnquiry
SP100822/S100080022039.8dwgEnquiry
SP040425/S40040025013.7dwgEnquiry
SP070535/S70050035028.5dwgEnquiry
SP100840/S100080040056.3dwgEnquiry
SP070522/SRO70050022029dwgEnquiry
SP100822/SRO100080022057.9dwgEnquiry
SP040425/SRO40040025016.3dwgEnquiry
SP070535/SRO70050035038dwgEnquiry
SP100840/SRO100080040075.1dwgEnquiry

Accessories

  • Escutcheons – hinged
  • Pintle hinges – stainless steel
  • Gland plates – brass or aluminium
  • Fans and filters
  • Lock options

Climate Control

For more information see our Climate Control page (opens in new tab)

Lock Options

Standard

Catalogue No.TypeMaterialCommentsLock Insert TypeKeyImage
SP/LCKSwing Handle - PadlockableChromed SteelStandardPadlockSwing Handle Padlockable - Chrome Steel SP
SP/LCK/SSwing Handle - PadlockableStainless SteelStandardPadlockSwing Handle Padlockable - Stainless Steel

Options

Catalogue No.TypeMaterialCommentsLock Insert TypeKeyImage
SP/LCK/DCLockSockPlasticOptionLockSock
Inserts for Turnbuckle Locks - Optional
Catalogue No.ProductMaterialLock Insert TypeKey

AS/NZS 61439 Compliance

AS/NZS 61439 is the new series of standards for low-voltage (LV) switchgear and control gear assemblies. For more information on whether you need to comply see our AS/NZS 61439 page.

Click the bar below the requirements and responsibilities for complaince with AS/NZS 61439 for this enclosure.

The following definitions apply to this table: -

  • Original Manufacturer* - Switchboard designer and manufacturer of the switchboard enclosure.
  • Assembly Manufacturer* - A switchboard builder.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer - The company who manufactured the switchgear used in final assembly.

*The original manufacturer and assembly manufacturer can be the same company or different companies.

If you are a SWITCHBOARD BUILDER this means you are the ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURER and you may be the ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER too. Any switchgear you order will need to be covered by the requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturer.

B&R has some (but not all) of the responsibilities of the ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER.

If you are an END USER of the equipment you can see who has responsibility from these definitions.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization.
AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. The Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided with lifting lugs. These have been tested to the Standard and also comply with AS4991 for lifting devices.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE99/0034.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the StandardÂ’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creapages
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.