Zone 1 & Zone 2 GRP Assembled Enclosures & Junction Boxes – ATEX Hazardous Area

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Zone 1 & Zone 2 GRP Assembled Enclosures & Junction Boxes - ATEX Hazardous Area

Zone 1 & Zone 2 GRP Assembled Enclosures & Junction Boxes – ATEX Hazardous Area

ATEX Enclosures & Junction Boxes

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

Zone 1 Zone 2 Hazardous Area Junction Box Enclosures

Junction Boxes & Enclosures

  • 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

Temperature Rating

  • -50°C to +40°C at T6
  • -50°C to +55°C at T5

Zone 1

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.

Zone 2

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.

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.

Electrical Enclosure Junction Box

Zone 1 & Zone 2 GRP Assembled Enclosures & Junction Boxes - ATEX Hazardous Area

Zone 1 & Zone 2 GRP Assembled Enclosures & Junction Boxes – ATEX Hazardous Area

Hazardous Area Certification

Hazardous Area Enclosures: Intrinsically Safe Junction Boxes

Hazardous Area Enclosures: Intrinsically Safe Junction Boxes

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.

Hazardous Area Coding & ZonesZone 0Zone 20Zone 1Zone 21Zone 2Zone 22
Ex e
Ex ai Intrinsic Safety
Ex ab
Ex op is
Ex nA
Ex nR

Abtech BPGA stainless steel enclosures are certified according to international hazardous area classifications including UL, CSA, IEC Ex, ATEX, FM, InMetro and TR CU.

Hazardous Area Electrical Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Hazardous Area Electrical Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Enclosures

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 NumberWidth (mm)Height (mm)Depth (mm)Weight (g)Cable EntriesBlanking PlugsTerminalsEarth Continuity PlateEarth Stud
BPGA1201221209011404 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)
BPGA1251221209010624 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)
BPGA1601601609017404 x M20 (2 x Side A, 2 x Side C)4 off (Ex‘e’ rated)13 x SAK 2.5Yes (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.

Hazardous Area Zone 1 Zone 2 Enclosure Junction Box

With international hazardous area classifications, including ATEX, Abtech BPGA GRP 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.