Intertec’s new range of small GRP cabinets provides increased flexibility for protecting outdoor equipment. The new MINICAB housings combine a relatively high containment capacity with convenient pipe stand or wall mounting, and feature a flat full-size hinged door for quick and easy access. MINICABs are especially suitable for protecting smaller-scale field-based installations such as electrical, analytical or safety equipment against the effects of weather and unauthorized access. Their GRP (glass reinforced polyester) construction also makes them ideal for long-life applications in harsh conditions.
Intertec is initially launching the MINICAB 44 model, which has a capacity of approximately 44 liters and measures 506 x 356 x 245 mm (19.9 x 14 x 9.6 in.); larger versions will follow. This is the smallest cabinet-style housing that Intertec has produced to date; other products in this size range comprise two-part enclosures that split open for access. All hinges and mounting fixtures are manufactured from corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel and the door can be fitted with a lockable handle or security-key mechanism. As standard, the cabinet carries an IP54 rating, but IP65 versions are available to order for applications that require higher protection against water ingression. A durable EPDM rubber compression seal is incorporated in the molded retaining groove that runs the full length of the joint between the cabinet and the door. The cabinet is also impact resistant.
To help simplify installation and ensure optimum thermal performance, equipment can be attached to a separate mounting plate, which is then secured inside the cabinet. For applications where it is necessary for personnel to be able to see annunciator devices such as equipment status indicators or meters without having to open the cabinet, the door can be fitted with an acrylic or safety glass window.