How To Seal Against Humidity & Moisture Ingress Into MV-HV Switchgear Cabinets

By Chris Dodds on 8th June, 2016

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How To Seal Against Humidity & Moisture Ingress Into MV-HV Switchgear Cabinets

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant is designed for use in LV-MV switchgear distribution cabinets, street lighting feeder pillars, cabinets for traffic control and outdoor transformer station installations.

Filoform casting resin prevents ingress of pests and weed growth or the penetration of the roots of plantsSubstations and has a solid floor which improves the climate within the stations ensuring there is less chance of interference, extending the life of the components.

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant

 

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant Features & Benefits

  • Highways & TFL approved
  • Packaged in set with 2 x 2.5 L
  • Resin contains no MDI
  • Prevents ingress of moisture, pests and the intrusion of weeds, roots and plants
  • Improves the climate inside the street cabinets and transformer stations
  • Decrease of the sensitivity to interference of the equipment
  • Extension of the life of the components
  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Good flow properties
  • Self leveling characteristics
  • Good adhesion
  • Smooth and non-tacky surface
  • Easy to remove for local input of additional cables and pipes; easy to finish after
  • Cabinet base sealant is also available in a "clear opaque" colour.

 

Pictured : Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant

 

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant Specifications

Properties Unit Value
Potlife (Process Time) 5ºC Minutes 90
Potlife (Process Time) 23ºC Minutes 75
Potlife (Process Time) 35ºC Minutes 60
Viscosity (Mixture) 25ºC Pa.s 1
Gel-Time Minutes 120
Density g / cm³ 1.3
Hardness Shore D 18
Water Absorption (30d/23ºC) % < 1.0
Weight Loss 28d/120ºC % 0.8

 

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant Installation Illustration

Filoform Cabinet Base Sealant Installation Illustration

 

Video: Cabinet Base Sealant Enexis FS

 

Further Reading:

White Paper : Humidity Effects, Partial Discharge & Loss Of Substation Power By EA Technology

Video : Roxtec UG - Sealing Substation Cables & Underground Ducts v. Constant Water Pressure

 

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