IP Testing: Ingress Protection – Solids/Dust & Fluids

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IP Testing: Ingress Protection – Solids/Dust & Fluids 2017-10-26T13:09:10+00:00

Our capabilities for IP testing include:

  • IP1x to IP6x from BS EN 60529:1992 + A2: 2013 and DIN 40 050 part 9
  • IPx1 to IPx8 from BS EN 60529:1992 + A2: 2013
  • IPx1 to IPx9K from DIN 40 050 part 9.

The table below indicates the IP code severities and covers:

  • Protection against solid object entry (tools, wire or finger) for live parts, moving machinery, through to dust tightness
  • Protection against dripping water (rain & spray), through to high pressure steam cleaning
  • Dunk/Submersion waterproofing

IP Codes

The first digit in an IP code indicates the degree of protection from solid foreign objects.

The second digit indicates the degree of protection from liquids.

First digit Ingress limit Second digit Ingress limit
0 Not evaluated 0 Not evaluated
1 ≥50.0 mm Ø object 1 Dripping water: vertical
2  ≥12.5 mm Ø object 2  Dripping water: 15° tilt
 3  ≥2.5 mm Ø object  3  Spraying water
4 ≥1.0 mm Ø object 4 Splashing water
5 Dust-protected 5 Jetting water
6 Dust-tight 6 Powerful jetting water
7 Temporary immersion
8 Continuous immersion
9K DIN Standard – Hot high pressure jet/steam clean

Example

Some examples of the products that we have subjected to IPx9K testing are Engine management systems, exterior LED lights, display enclosures and HV connectors.

This test chamber is ideal if your product has the need for enclosures to withstand industrial cleaning procedures. Contact us for more information.

The attached video presents the test chamber in action.

The unit under test is subjected to high pressure (80 – 100 bar), high temperature (+80°C) water jets at a flow rate of 14 – 16 L/min.

The test nozzle is held at a distance of 100 – 150 mm in each of four positions (0°, 30°, 60° & 90°) and the UUT is sprayed for 30 seconds in each position whilst rotating on a turntable at a speed of 5 rpm.

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