Glass Reinforced Hazardous Area Approved Junction Boxes

The GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) junction box enclosures from cable specialist Kabex are IECEx certified (increased Safety for non-sparking application - terminal enclosures) meaning they are suitable for use in petrochemical, oil gas, shipbuilding, chemical, fertiliser, paint and solvent, sugar, LNG, power and mining industries along with anywhere else where non-sparking applications are mandatory.

These GRP junction box enclosures are lower in cost, lighter in weight whilst also being extremely strong and are available in 5 different sizes.

Their Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester (GRP) bodies means they are not only extremely strong with a long life expectancy but are also highly resistant to contamination from industrial chemical such as oils, fats, aliphatic solvents whilst also being suitable for use in LSOH (low smoke zero halogen) applications.

According to James Smith, Manager of Kabex, “These GRP junction boxes are not only high in strength and long in life expectancy but as they are hazardous areas products, the high costs required for gaining certification -at least $50k per product series - and the time to achieve certification - at least 12 months per product series- along with the ongoing quality scrutiny process means they are quite unique to what is currently available in Australia”.

These enclosures are suitable for use within hazardous areas and can be supplied with certificates such as ATEX and IECEx.

The main technical features of the GRP junction boxes include:
• Material: Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester (GRP)
• Area Classification: Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22
• Ingress Protection: IP66, IP67 -EN/IEC 60529
• Wide Operating Temperature: -70 C~ +130 C
• Certificate: ATEX Eex e, IECEx e
• Impact Resistance: 7Nm (EN50014)
• Colour: RAL9005 Black
• Toxicity: Low Smoke Halogen-Free
• V-0 Self-Extinguishing, UL94
• Gasket: Silicon rubber
• Mounting: Integral 4.5mm clearance holes moulded into the body
• Earthing: Optional M6 internal/external earth stud, brass or stainless steel
• Surface Insulation Resistance: 106Ohm

About Kabex Australia
Kabex Australia is a leading company specialising in the supply of cables, hazardous area equipment and associated goods.

By bringing together the best of relationships with both overseas factories and local suppliers Kabex offers a complete range of cables with particular emphasis on flexible power cables, instrumentation cables, low and medium voltage cables.

Kabex Australia is also the sole Australian importer of both Petrel Ltd's entire range of Hazardous Area Lighting and Control Equipment along with OSCG Co Ltd Cable Glands and Accessories for both Hazardous Industrial Area.

Our extensive experience includes exporting to major projects throughout the Asia, Pacific and Middle East regions. We also offer nationwide coverage with particular strengths in servicing the entire Eastern Seaboard of Australia and remote areas.

All products supplied by Kabex meet our strict quality criteria and are made to the highest standard in ISO9001 certified factories.

For more information, please contact James Smith, Kabex Australia,, 02 9675 7616,

Call: 0413-869-589

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