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Kabex develops glass reinforced hazardous area approved junction boxes

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Cable specialist Kabex Australia introduces a new range of IECEx certified junction box enclosures suitable for use in hazardous environments.

Made from GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester), the junction boxes are designed for use in petrochemical, oil and gas, shipbuilding, chemical, fertiliser, paint and solvent, sugar, LNG, power and mining industries as well as any environment where non-sparking applications are mandatory.

Lower in cost, lighter in weight and extremely strong, the GRP junction box enclosures are available in five different sizes. The GRP construction not only ensures a long life expectancy but also offers high resistance to contamination from industrial chemicals such as oils, fats and aliphatic solvents while also being suitable for use in LSOH (low smoke zero halogen) applications.

James Smith, Manager at Kabex explains that the GRP junction boxes are hazardous area products with the high costs and time required to achieve certification along with the ongoing quality scrutiny process making these products very unique in the market. 

Kabex junction box enclosures can be supplied with certificates such as ATEX and IECEx.

Key technical features of the GRP junction boxes include Material: Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester (GRP); Area Classification: Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22; Ingress Protection: IP66, IP67 -EN/IEC 60529; Wide Operating Temperature: -70°C~ +130°C; Certificate: ATEX Eex e, IECEx e; Impact Resistance: 7Nm (EN50014); Colour: RAL9005 Black; Toxicity: Low Smoke Halogen-Free; V-0 Self-Extinguishing, UL94; Gasket: Silicon rubber; Mounting: Integral 4.5mm clearance holes moulded into the body; Earthing: Optional M6 internal/external earth stud, brass or stainless steel; Surface Insulation Resistance: 106Ohm ≤black≤109Ohm.

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