ATEX Enclosures | Hazardous Area Junction Boxes for Zone 1 & Zone 2
Abtech BPGA GRP assembled electrical enclosures and junction boxes are ATEX certified and suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.
Abtech BPGA enclosures comprise of three types of BPG enclosure in two different size – are ATEX and IECEx certified Ex‘e’ and are suitable for use in Category 2/Zone 1 & 21 and Category 3/Zone 2 & 22 areas according to EN 60079-14.
The Abtech BPGA GRP range of hazardous area enclosures intended for explosive atmospheres are manufactured in impact resistant glass-reinforced polyester which has an ingress protection rating of IP66/67.
The BPGA enclosures are ideal for a range of uses such as lighting, power and instrument junction boxes.
atex Enclosures & Junction Boxes
Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous area
Abtech BPGA Features
- Ingress protected to IP66/67
- Shell/ERA deluge tested
- Measuring between 50 and 100mm in diameter
- Fitted with a brass M6 internal/external earth stud
- ATEX & IECEx compliant Ex‘e’ for use in Zone 1, 21,2 & 22 areas
- Pre-drilled with four M20 tapped cable entries
- Supplied with certified blanking plugs
- -50°C to +40°C at T6
- -50°C to +55°C at T5
A hazardous area zone 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.
A hazardous area zone 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.
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.
Electrical Enclosure Junction Box
Hazardous Area Certification
Abtech BPGA enclosures are certified according to leading hazardous area classifications including:
- ATEX & IECEx (Zone 1 & 2; Zone 21 & 22)
- TR CU
- NEMA 4X (CSA, UL & FM) Class 1 Division 2
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.
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Abtech BPGA stainless steel enclosures are certified according to international hazardous area classifications including UL, CSA, IEC Ex, ATEX, FM, InMetro and TR CU.
- Exp Enclosures | Pressurized Enclosures | Ex px Class I Div 1 | Zone 1 & 21 ATEX Hazardous Areas
- Exp Enclosures | Pressurized Enclosures Ex pz Class I Div 2 Zone 2 Zone 22 ATEX Hazardous Areas
- Dust Protected Enclosures Ex tb Ex tc Class II Zone 21 Zone 22 ATEX Hazardous Areas
- Increased Safety Enclosures Ex e Ex tc Class II Zone 2 Zone 22 ATEX Hazardous Areas
- Restricted Breathing Enclosure EEx nR Class II Zone 2 ATEX Hazardous Areas
Abtech BPGA 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)||Weight (g)||Cable Entries||Blanking Plugs||Terminals||Earth Continuity Plate||Earth Stud|
|BPGA120||122||120||90||1140||4 x M20 (2 x Side A, 2 x Side C)||4 off (Ex‘e’ rated)||6 x SAK 2.5 (linked in pairs)||Yes (Copper)||Yes (Brass, M6)|
|BPGA125||122||120||90||1062||4 x M20 (2 x Side A, 2 x Side C)||4 off (Ex‘e’ rated)||6 x WDU6 (linked in pairs)||Yes (Copper)||Yes (Brass, M6)|
|BPGA160||160||160||90||1740||4 x M20 (2 x Side A, 2 x Side C)||4 off (Ex‘e’ rated)||13 x SAK 2.5||Yes (Copper)||Yes (Brass, M6)|
GRP Assembled Enclosures
Abtech BPGA enclosures come equipped with terminals (SAK 2.5 or WDU 6), rail, copper earth continuity plate and are also fitted with a brass M6 internal/external earth stud. Each enclosure has four M20 tapped cable entries (two side A & two side C) and is supplied with certified blanking plugs.