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Abtech’s ABJB high voltage enclosure is now available with IECEx certification up to 15kV for use in Zone 1 hazardous areas. Under the IECEx scheme 11kV is the maximum allowable voltage for Ex e (increased Safety) protected equipment. Abtech has achieved a 'world first' in successfully certifying an electrical enclosure for 15kV under the IECEx scheme.

Ex-rated 15kV High Voltage Enclosure

The ABJB utilises the Ex 's', special protection concept and carries dual ATEX and IECEx certification for use in hazardous areas classified as Zone 1 (gas) or Zone 21 (dust) environments.

Manufactured from 316L stainless steel and with a high level of ingress protection (IP66), the rugged construction means the ABJB is ideally suited for offshore applications such as the termination of sub-sea cables as they reach the platform. The enclosure has also been DTS-01 deluge tested. The 15kV enclosure accepts up to 4 phase connections and up to three connectors per phase. It is fault rated 45kA for 0.2 seconds.

An optional additional side terminal compartment may be provided for connection of control cables, either copper conductors or optical fibres. Where optical fibres are used a variety of connection facilities are available depending on the protection concept, Ex op is, Ex op pr or Ex op sh. The enclosure can also be extended using a separate break-out box to facilitate the management of large cable bending radii.