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Stainless Steel Junction Boxes - Abtech

 

Abtech SX stainless steel junction boxes includes 14 sizes manufactured in either 316 stainless steel or mild steel. Abtech SX hazardous area stainless steel junction boxes are available in standard depths of 140, 200 or 300mm and can be fitted with removable gland plates and client approved terminals.

Abtech SX stainless steel electrical enclosures and junction boxes are ATEX certified and suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Stainless steel junction boxes were specifically designed to meet the rigors of the North Sea and are capable of achieving IP66, IP67 and IP68 ingress protection - Abtech SX stainless steel junction boxes have passed the Shell/ERA deluge test, devised to test enclosures and electrical equipment that is routinely subjected to ships decks conditions or fire deluge systems.

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Stainless Steel Junction Boxes - Abtech


Abtech SX Stainless Steel Junction Boxes, Features

  • Wide operating temperature (-70 to +175 degrees Celsius),
  • Ingress protection to IP68 (submersible to 120ft)
  • Fire resistant to IEC331
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Hazardous area approved


Hazardous Area Certified Stainless Steel Junction Boxes : Abtech SX  junction boxes carry global hazardous area certifications - ATEX EEx'e' to BSEN50019 (Zone 1 & 2), EEX'nA' to BSEN50021 (Zone 2), NEMA 4X (CSA, UL & FM Class 1 Div 2) and GOST.

Fire Resistant Stainless Steel Junction Boxes : Abtech SX stainless steel junction boxes can be upgraded for fire resistance applications when fitted with ceramic terminals meeting the requirement of IEC331 (750 degrees Celsius for 3 hours) and BS6387/1983 (950 degrees Celsius for 3 hours).

Stainless Steel Junction Boxes - Details : Specification & Performance

The SX range comprises 14 sizes of junction box manufactured in either mild steel or stainless steel. Depending on the junction box size they are available in standard depths of 140, 200 or 300mm and can be fitted with removable cable gland plates on any or all of the four sides.

The mild steel junction box version (MSX) is available with a number of paint options (most RAL colours available) and anti corrosion finishes. The stainless steel junction box range (SSX) is manufactured in 316 grade stainless steel to give the maximum environmental protection.

The main junction box 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 sides or through the gland plates, if fitted, or through the junction box wall. Entries may also be drilled through the rear face of the enclosure.

The SX stainless steel junction box range was specifically designed to meet the rigours of the North Sea environment and is capable of achieving IP66 and IP67 and 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 decks conditions or fire deluge systems. IP68 electrical enclosures are also available for depths up to 120 ft to special order.

Another advantage of the SX stainless steel junction box range is that it is suitable for fire resistance applications and when fitted with ceramic terminals meets the requirements of IEC 331 (750°C for 3 hours) and also BS6387/1983 (950°C for 3 hours). Another important feature of the SX stainless steel junction box range is the 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 junction box range has many features which lend itself to many applications, not least of which is the ability to be constructed to almost any dimension due to its fabricated nature. This can also be applied to EEx junction boxes and enclosures where the certification allows oversize electrical enclosures to be manufactured whilst retaining the next smallest sized enclosures’ power rating. Other applications include junction boxes, both industrial and hazardous area, OEM applications, fire protection systems, tunnel wiring, IP68 applications, etc.

Earthing is accomplished by means of an external/internal earth stud fitted as standard which can be connected to the terminal mounting rail or component mounting plate and optionally earth studs can be fitted to the door and gland plates. Rail mounted earth terminals or proprietary earth bars can be fitted inside the junction box. When fitted with a standard neoprene gasket, the junction box is suitable for ambient temperatures of -40°C to 80°C. Alternatively when fitted with an optional silicone gasket the temperature range is increased to -70°C to 130°C.

The SX range of stainless steel junction boxes 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) and NEMA 4X (CSA, UL & FM class 1, div 2). The SX range of stainless steel junction boxes 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.

Hazadous Area Certification

Abtech SX enclosures are certified according to leading hazardous area classifications including:

  • ATEX & IECEx (Zone 0, 1 & 2; Zone 20, 21 & 22)
  • CSA Ex e (Class 1 Zone 1 & Zone 2)
  • FM AEx e(Class 1 Zone 1 & Zone 2)
  • TR CU Ex e (Zone 1 & Zone 2)
  • NEMA 4X (CSA, UL & FM)
  • Class 1 Division 2

The range 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
  • GOST

T&D, The Explosive Atmosphere Experts, provide a single-source capability for the most extensive range of Electrical, Mechanical, Process & Instrumentation Equipment suitable for hazardous area locations.

Abtech SX Junction Boxes Selection Table

If in doubt, please contact T&D for specification support and selection advice about hazardous area junction boxes and enclosures.

Abtech Part Number Width (mm) Height (mm) Depth (mm)
SX45 114 114 51
SX64 102 152 63
SX66 152 152 102
SX0 152 229  
SX0.5 184 274  
SX1 234 324  
SX1.5 306 306  
SX2 372 324  
SX3 372 448  
SX4 372 510  
SX5 510 510  
SX6 510 780  
SX7 650 950  
SX8 800 1250  

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