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Ingress Protection Rating

What is the standard?

The IP Rating, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60529, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion (body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. The equivalent British standard is EN 60529 and it is the common standard adhered to in the GCC region, United Kingdom and Europe.

How is it tested?

IP Rating Chart

IP ratings are represented by combining the first and second digits of the following columns. See the example below.

1st Digit- Solid

Degree of protection against solid objects

No Protection

Protected against a solid object greater
than 50mm, such as a hand

Protected against a solid object greater
than 12.5mm, such as a hand

Protected against a solid object greater
than 2.5mm, such as a wire

Protected against a solid object greater
than 1.0mm, such as a thin strap

Dust Protected

Prevents ingress of dust sufficient to cause harm

Dust tight

No ingress of dust

2nd Digit- Liquid

Degree of protection against water

No Protection

Protected against water drops

Protected against water drops at a 15 degree angle

Protected against water spray at 60 degree angle

Protected against water spalshing from any angle

Protected against water jets from any angle

Protected against powerful water jets and heavy seas

Protected against the effects of temporary submersion in water.

Protected against the effects of permanent submersion in water.

Where is it tested?

GRP Industries’ enclosures are type tested at renowned renowned independent international testing laboratories in the United Kingdom to validate the IP rating achieved by our products. Our products are independently tested every year for the last 20 years. Please contact us if you require a copy of one of the test certificates for any product in our range for your proposal.

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Relevant Links:

www.iec.ch
www.bsigroup.com