The stainless steel range (SSX) is manufactured in 316 grade stainless steel to give the maximum environmental protection. The main body is manufactured from 2mm thick sheet and the mounting straps and gland plates from 3mm thick plate. Cable entries can be drilled in the enclosure door or sides or through the gland plates, if fitted. Entries may also be drilled through the rear face of the enclosure (EEx’e’ versions also.)
Another important feature of the SX range is the hinged, lift-off door, which is held to the enclosure by at least 4 captive stainless steel screws, which also maintain the correct compression on the gasket. The hinges are solid block, machined oversize to enable the screws to control the closing of the door, not the hinge, its only function being to support the door when opened.
The hinges allow easy removal of the door with only minimal opening required before removal (less than 10°). The SX range of enclosures are suitable for use in hazardous areas and can be supplied with a number of certificates. ATEX EEx‘e’ to BS EN 50019 (Zone 1 & 2) EEx‘nA’ to BS EN50021 (Zone 2), NEMA 4X (CSA, UL & FM class 1, div 2), IEC Ex and GOST. The range can be supplied fitted with any component approved terminal to apparatus level or can be supplied empty as component approved for the clients own certification requirements.
The SX range was specifically designed to meet the rigours of the North Sea environment and is capable of achieving IP66 and IP67. It has also undergone and passed the Shell/ERA deluge test which was devised to adequately test enclosures and electrical equipment which is routinely subjected to ships deckconditions or fire deluge systems.
BPG Range Features
- Wide Operating Temperature (-60°C to + 130°C) (-76°F to +266°F).
- Ingress Protection up to IP67.
- Fire Resistant to IEC331.
- Impact Resistant > 7Nm.
- UV Resistant.
- Can be drilled and tapped to accommodate most thread forms (NPT for example).
- UL, CSA, IEC Ex, ATEX, InMetro and TR CU Approvals.
- Ideal for Petroc.