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

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

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

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

Abtech BPG enclosures are available in 16 sizes manufactured from glass reinforced polyester (GRP) – suitable for use in hazardous areas, specifically ATEX and IECEx Ex ‘e’ (Zone 1 & 2), EEx ‘nA’ (Zone 2) and CSA, UL & FM (Class 1, Div 2).

GRP enclosures are highly resistant to contamination from oils, fats, aliphatic and aromatic carbohydrates, bacteria and enzymes. It is also suitable for LSOH (low smoke zero halogen) application.

The Abtech BPG GRP Enclosures & Junction Boxes of hazardous area enclosures feature a high level of ingress protection (IP66/67) specifically designed to meet the demands of onshore and offshore environments with Zone 1 and Zone 2 locations. All BPG enclosures have successfully passed the Shell/ERA deluge test ensuring safe use when subjected to ship conditions of fire deluge systems.

BPG enclosures can be supplied fitted with any component approved terminal to apparatus level or can be supplied empty as component approved.

Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous area

GRP Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Abtech BPG Features

Zone 1 Zone 2 Hazardous Area Junction Box Enclosures

Junction Boxes & Enclosures

  • Wide Operating Temperature (-60°C to + 130°C) (-76°F to +266°F)
  • Ingress Protection up to IP67 • Fire Resistant to IEC331
  • Impact Resistant > 7Nm
  • UV Resistant
  • Can be drilled and tapped to accommodate most thread forms (NPT for example)
  • UL, CSA, IEC Ex, ATEX, InMetro and TR CU Approvals
  • Ideal for Petrochemical and Marine applications

Temperature Rating

  • Hazardous Area: -65°C to + 130°C
  • Non Hazardous: -60°C to + 130°C

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.

Electrical Enclosure Junction Box Accessories

Copper earth continuity plate (must also be fitted with earth stud)

Copper earth continuity plate
(must also be fitted with earth stud)

Earth Stud (either brass or stainless steel)

Earth Stud (either brass or stainless steel)

Allen Head fixing screws (grade 316)

Allen Head fixing screws (grade 316)

Tamper-proof screws

Tamper-proof screws

External hinges

External hinges

Component mounting plate (tufnol as standard, steel an option)

Component mounting plate (tufnol as standard, steel an option)

External mounting feet (stainless steel 316)

External mounting feet
(stainless steel 316)

Internal Earthing bar (can be fitted with clamps)

Internal Earthing bar (can be fitted with clamps)

DIN standard mounting rail (TS15, TS32 or TS35)

DIN standard mounting rail (TS15, TS32 or TS35)

Hazardous Area Certification

Hazardous Area Enclosures Intrinsically Safe Junction Boxes

Hazardous Area Enclosures: Intrinsically Safe Junction Boxes

Abtech BPG 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

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)

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 BPG 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

Abtech BPG 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)C – Carbon LoadedEX – Ex CertifiedEC – Earth Continuity PlateES – Earth StudAS – Allen Head Fixing Screws TP – Tamper Proof Screws EH – External Hinges MP – Component Mounting Plate MF – External Mounting FeetEB – Internal Earthing BarMR – DIN Standard Mounting Rail RF – RFI Protection
BPG1807555 ♦
BPG21107555
BPG31607555
BPG41907555
BPG4.52307575
BPG512212055
BPG622012090
BPG816016090
BPG926016090
BPG1036016090
BPG1156016090
BPG12255250120
BPG13400250120
BPG13.5400250160
BPG14600250120
BPG15400405120

Fire Resistant Enclosures

BS 6387:2013

Abtech BPG enclosures and junction boxes are suitable for fire resistance and fire protection applications and when fitted with ceramic terminals meet the requirements of IEC 331 (750°C for 3 hours) and also BS6387/1983 (950°C for 3 hours).

  • BS6387: test method for resistance to fire of cables, enclosures and junction boxes required to maintain circuit integrity under fire conditions.

Stainless Steel Enclosures

Abtech BPG enclosures are manufactured from type 316 stainless steel – excellent corrosion resistance including pitting and crevice corrosion in the oil, gas and petrochem industries and offshore high-saline installations.

Earthing

Abtech BPG enclosures are effectively earthed using an internal/external earth stud fitted as standard which can be connected to the terminal mounting rail or component mounting rail. Earth studs can be fitted to the door and gland plates and rail mounted earth terminals or proprietary earth bars can be installed within the electrical enclosures.

Hazardous Area Zone 1 Zone 2 Enclosure Junction Box

With international hazardous area classifications, including ATEX, Abtech BPG 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.