Meaning Purpose and Standards of Electrical Enclosures

by:APTEK     2020-07-22
A lot of people have heard of electric cabinets but they have never really understood what they are about. These enclosures are where electronic equipment used for various processes are kept. It ensures that the individual who reaches out to take this equipment does not experience any electrical shock. It also ensures that all the contents of the cabinet are protected from the outside environment. Electrical equipment are useful for various purposes, and in steel metal fabrication, these equipment are used in processes such as welding. However, electronic equipment should always be used with a lot of caution. This is because it is very easy to get electrocuted in case one does not handle the equipment properly. Furthermore, parts of the machine are made of metal and it is also quite easy for the equipment to rust. There are various standards that have been set throughout the world and that outline how electrical enclosure should perform. The requirements demand that the enclosure should ensure that its contents are free from corrosion. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that water or rain does not get to them and that there is no risk of submersion. This is because water and electricity do not go together well and it is possible to get electrocuted. Electrical cabinet are mostly made from plastics and processed or natural wood. However, there are some enclosures that are made from metals such as aluminum and steel. They are usually made to suit a particular purpose and they are often made to suit particular equipment. These enclosures are made with certain designs in mind depending on what type of equipment they will be keeping. There are some that have opening that are punched and that make it possible for conduits, cables and connectors to get through. Such enclosures are very convenient as the user does not have to worry about where wires and cables will get through. In the end, the enclosure appears quite neat as there are no wires hanging at the front. The main purpose of these enclosures it to conceal electrical equipment so that they are not tampered with. The purpose is also to ensure that this equipment is protected from thieves and other elements such as water. They should therefore be made to fit this role perfectly and that is why the materials used should be considered carefully. There are other names giving to these enclosures, including junction boxes and street cabinets.
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