New Hawke hazardous environment enclosure promotes installation and inspection productivity

5656ha3h hawke ea enclosure rangeAvailable in a range of sizes, the EA enclosures provide up to 55 per cent more wiring space than some alternatives. (Image source: Ainsmag/Hawke International)

Safety and productivity are always top concerns for companies working in harsh and hazardous environments

The new Easy Access range of enclosures from Hawke International introduce a radical sloping design that makes installation safe and easy and simplifies inspection. The unit assures electrical safety in applications in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, energy, agriculture and other demanding industrial sectors where hazards are commonplace.

Working within a confined space is always time-consuming so increasing hand access is the key to ensuring faster installation. The EA enclosures have as much as 55 per cent more wiring space than some alternatives on the market. A turned-out sealing face also allows tools such as spanners easier parallel access to gland locknuts. Glands are fitted via the base as per industry best practice. A 3mm gland plate or sheet steel for on-site punching can be chosen if preferred.

For safety, frequent inspection is a necessity in harsh and hazardous environments. Faster inspection is made possible by the cut-a-way side walls not obstructing the good vision of all wiring. Retaining pins prevent the removable hinged lid from being dropped, giving greater confidence when working quickly – especially by avoiding drop hazards.

The sloping lid design has a further benefit in helping contaminants that may cause corrosion to naturally flow off without having time to adhere to the surface. A single piece gasket gives a superior sealing performance with multiple lid fixing points ensuring sealing compression is equal all round, further preventing any ingress of unwanted liquids.

With nine industry standard sizes to choose from, swap-out or retrofitting existing enclosures with EA enclosures is simple and quick. 

Made of high-grade stainless steel AISI 316L, the Hawke EA enclosures are certified for Exe Increased Safety for use in Zone 1/2, 21/22: ATEX / IECEX / EAC TC RU / INMETRO. The units comply with ISO9001 and are also designed to exceed the latest standards. Rigorous third party testing is integral to the design process at Hawke..

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