ATEX Enclosures & Junction Boxes – Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

ATEX Enclosures & Junction Boxes - Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

ATEX Enclosures & Junction Boxes – Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Abtech GRN polycarbonate electrical enclosures and junction boxes are ATEX certified and suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

The Abtech GRN enclosures have a number of terminals and entry configurations resulting in cost effective, highly versatile enclosures suitable for a wide variety of installations. Manufactured in a UL approved UV stabilised polycarbonate and available as a pre-assembled terminal box or as an empty enclosure for OEM applications.

As well as being UV stable, the GRN is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals. The use of silicone rubber lid gasket and 316 stainless steel lid fixings ensures that the chemical resistance of the GRN8 is not compromised.

The Abtech GRN is ATEX certified for use in Zone 1 hazardous areas Ex ‘e’ to BS EN 50019:2000 for Zone 1 and Zone 2 applications, BS EN 50281-1 for Zone 21 and Zone 22 applications and Ex‘nA’ to BS EN 50021 for Zone 2 applications.

Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Abtech GRN Features

  • Ambient temperature range of – 20°C to + 40°C
  • Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Certified By ATEX
  • Moulded Polycarbonate (Black)
  • IP65 rating
  • 10.0W power rating

Temperature Rating

Zone 1 Zone 2 Hazardous Area Junction Box Enclosures

Junction Boxes & Enclosures

  • Standard: -40ºC to 80ºC (-40ºF to 176ºF)
  • Option: -40ºC to 120ºC (-48ºF to 248ºF)
  • ATEX Certified Version -20º to 40ºC (-4°F to 104°F)

Zone 1

A hazardous area location according to ATEX in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

Zone 2

A hazardous area location according to ATEX in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, persists for a short  period only.

ATEX Explained

The ATEX Directive consists of two EU directives describing the type of equipment and hazardous area location within a potentially explosive atmosphere. ATEX originates its name from the French title of the 94/9/EC directive: Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles.

Cable entries can be drilled in the enclosure or junction box door, sides or via the cable gland plates – cable entries can also be drilled through the rear face of the stainless steel enclosure (EEx’e’ hazardous area versions).

The hazardous area enclosures include a hinged, lift-off door secured to the junction box using 4 captive stainless steel screws which also maintain the correct compression on the gasket.

Abtech GRN Terminal Options

GRN8-1

GRN8-1

Up to 8 post / mantle type EEx’e’ terminals (up to 2 x 4mm² conductors per terminal)
Star configuration

GRN8-2

GRN8-2

Up to 13 screw/clamp type EEx’e’ terminals (for conductors up to 2.5mm²)
Horizontal / Vertical configuration

GRN8-3

GRN8-3

Up to 17 screw/clamp type EEx’e’ terminals (for conductors up to 2.5mm²)
Diagonal configuration

Hazardous Area Certification

Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Abtech GRN8 enclosures are certified according to leading hazardous area classifications including:

  • ATEX certified Zone 1
  • Ex ‘e’ to BS EN 50019:2000 for Zone 1 & Zone 2
  • BS EN 50281-1 for Zone 21 & Zone 22
  • Ex‘nA’ to BS EN 50021 Zone 2

The range can be supplied with a number of certificates:

  • ATEX EEx e T6 (Zone 1 & Zone 2) to BS EN 50019
  • ATEX EEx e T85°C (Zone 1 & Zone 2) to BS EN 50281-1-1

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 GRN Junction Boxes Specifications

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

Abtech Part RefEnclosure MaterialWidth (mm) Length (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (g)
GRN8-1Moulded Polycarbonate16016090500
GRN8-2Moulded Polycarbonate16016090500
GRN8-3Moulded Polycarbonate16016090500

Abtech GRN

Note enclosure drawing is not to scale – blue dimensions are in mm, green dimensions are in decimal inches

Hazardous Area Electrical Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Hazardous Area Electrical Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Abtech GRN Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Abtech GRN Hazardous Area Polycarbonate Enclosures

Hazardous Area Zone 1 Zone 2 Enclosure Junction Box

With international hazardous area classifications, including ATEX, Abtech GRN polycarbonate junction boxes and enclosures are suitable for onshore and offshore installation in both Zone 1 & Zone 2 hazardous area locations. T&D provide pre-assembled terminal enclosures for use as hazardous area lighting, power, heat tracing and instrument junction boxes with increased safety, intrinsically safe and flameproof explosion protection methods – we can custom supply high voltage enclosures for 3.3kV, 6.6kV, 11kV and 33kV networks.