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Weatherproof Enclosures: What you need

Weatherproof enclosures perfect for indoor and outdoor areas. How well do they work, what can you expect from each IP rating?

GRP weather enclosures

GRP weather enclosures

When it comes to buying weatherproof enclosures, you’ll want to take two things into consideration:

  • the robustness of your enclosure
  • how well it keeps out dust, dirt, and water

Checking that your enclosure has all the necessary security, locking and safety features is the first step in ensuring that you are choosing an enclosure that will stand the test of time.These features will not only protect you against weather but also against theft and loss of equipment too.

Enclosures that come with or have the option of installing extra features are the ones to look out for. This is because they will have maximum adaptability, an advantage that is so often needed when working in industrial areas.

Enclosure Material

The material of an enclosure is another important element to consider for a robust casing if you are serious about keeping your equipment safe. 

Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) is one of the most popular materials used to make weatherproof enclosures and modular buildings.

This wonder material has many features that make it excellent for exposed and dangerous areas. It is tough against the elements, resistant to corrosion, lightweight and virtually maintenance free.;

All of these benefits make GRP the perfect material for both busy industrial working areas and remote weather exposed locations.

IP Rating

Next, you’ll want to look at your enclosures IP rating. This rating will tell you how weatherproof your enclosure is and whether it will work for you and your job.

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