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The Benefits of GRP Enclosures - Ensuring Protection For Your Components

To keep everything running smoothly, it’s important that your electrical components are kept safe from the harsh surroundings of an industrial environment. Heat and corrosion are just two of the effects that can cause a problem, and with plenty of other risk factors, it’s important to keep components covered by an enclosure.

BRES range of GRP enclosures from Uriarte Safybox

There’s a wide range of enclosures available to meet different needs, from those made of metal or plastic, to the more high-end GRP types. GRP stands for glass-reinforced plastic, which has become one of the most reliable types of enclosure material in terms of safety and longevity.

GRP Enclosures have a large number of benefits over alternative options such as metallic and plastic enclosures, as is detailed below on a number of features:

 

Metallic Enclosure

 

Plastic Enclosure

 

GRP Enclosure

 

Total degree of protection against water & dust

 

IP-65

 

IP-65

 

IP-66

 

High impact resistance

 

Breaks

 

IK-10 20KJ

 

IK-10 20KJ

 

Electrically non-conductive

 

1000 Vdc

 

1000 Vdc

 

1500 Vdc

 

Self-extinguishing

 

No

 

No

 

Up to 920°

 

Aggressive environment resistant

 

Rusts

 

Breaks

 

-30° to +85°

 

Maximum Durability Up to 5 years Up to 5 years At least 10 years

 

Choosing a GRP Enclosure is important, as it will help you to keep your components fully functioning, saving over time money and increasing efficiency. Although usually slightly cheaper options, plastic enclosures can expand and shrink depending on the temperature, and melts easily in a fire, while a metal enclosure can easily corrode, and conducts electricity. A GRP enclosure is highly resistant to extreme temperatures, is self-extinguishing, and non-corrosive.

Safybox BRES Range of GRP Enclosures

LED Controls stocks thermoset polyester GRP enclosures, reinforced with fiberglass, from Uriarte Safybox, who have over 45 years of experience in the industry. To find out more about the product, contact us on 08450 756230, email sales@ledcontrols.co.uk, or click here to send us a message.

View the BRES range of GRP enclosures here