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TruSeal Ingress Protection

Ingress protection (IP) ratings show the level at which a product is protected from the environment e.g. whether outdoor equipment is adequately protected from adverse weather conditions, or if it is suitable to
be submersed or pressure cleaned.

The level of protection is signified by a recognised IP code, e.g. IP68 where the first digit [6] indicates the ingress protection against solid bodies such as dust; and the second digit [8] indicates the level of protection against liquids.

Ingress protection tests are conducted in accordance with IEC 60529 (or other equivalent national standards) and ensure that the cable gland is effective at sealing against the cable, therefore preventing dust or liquid entering the equipment enclosure.

ON-SITE TEST FACILITIES

CMP Products houses an on-site test facility, including a wide range of ingress testing conditions, to ensure that all cable glands are fully tested before they are subjected to 3rd party certification. This investment in research & development means that products can be rigorously tested beyond the normal limits; leading to the design of products that are capable of outperforming even the safest of international standards.

PRODUCTS APPROVED TO IP66, 67, 68, 69, 69K

All products within the TruSeal range are tested to IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69 and IP69K (as defined in the tables opposite). To ensure that these ratings are achieved, CMP products provides O-ring interface seals for metallic products and entry thread polymer sealing washers for the polymer cable
glands as standard. These features ensure that the required environmental protection will be achieved irrespective of the enclosure material or surface
finish.

IP68 TESTED FOR 16 HOURS AT 300 kPa

The TruSeal range has endured the most onerous of tests, including a 300 kPa (3 bar) 16-hour pressure test, achieving an IP68 rating equivalent to 30
metres’ depth of water. Often competitors will test their products to a lower pressure or a shorter exposure time making the test easier test to pass.

CMP can also conduct bespoke, customer-specific ingress protection tests for alternative depths and durations upon request. Ideally IP68 testing should be carried out using a specified cable, depth and time agreed with the customer.

EXPLANATION OF INGRESS PROTECTION CODES ACCORDING TO IEC 60529
First Digit PROTECTION AGAINST SOLID FOREIGN OBJECTS
& ACCESS TO HAZARDOUS PARTS
Second Digit PROTECTION AGAINST LIQUIDS
Illustration Method Explanation Illustration Method Explanation
6 Dust-tight Protected against
access to hazardous
parts with a wire
6 Protected against
strong jets of water
of similar force to
heavy seas
Water that is sprayed
as a strong jet from all
directions must not cause
damage through penetration
of the enclosure or product.
7Protected
against the effects
of temporary
immersion
Water must not penetrate in
sufficient quantity that can
cause damage if the enclosure
or product is temporarily
submerged in water under
standard pressure and time
conditions.
8 Protected against
prolonged effects
of immersion under
pressure to a
specified depth
Water must not penetrate in
sufficient quantity that can
cause damage if the enclosure
or product is submerged under
water for prolonged periods
at a specified depth agreed
between the manufacturer and
the end user. (The conditions
shall be more stringent than
those applied to IPX7).
9Protected
against high
temperature and
water jets
Water projected at
high pressure and high
temperature against the
enclosure from any direction
shall not have harmful effects
EXPLANATION OF INGRESS PROTECTION CODES ACCORDING TO DIN 40050
First Digit PROTECTION AGAINST SOLID FOREIGN OBJECTS
& ACCESS TO HAZARDOUS PARTS
Second Digit PROTECTION AGAINST LIQUIDS
Illustration Method Explanation Illustration Method Explanation
6 Dust-tight Protected against
access to hazardous
parts with a wire
9K Protected against
close-range high
pressure, steam,
spray, high
temperature wash
down/steam cleaning
Water that is sprayed from
all directions at very high
pressure must not cause
damage through penetration
of the enclosure or product

Transit Disc IP Plug TruSeal TRANSIT DISCS AND IP PLUGS

CMP TruSeal transit discs are used as a means of protecting equipment and enclosures from dust and moisture in all CMP TruSeal cable glands whilst in transit. Transit discs provide a resilient, weatherproof, temporary seal and should be removed before equipment is commissioned.

CMP TruSeal Ingress Protection (IP) Plugs are used as a means of protecting equipment and enclosures from dust and moisture. These IP plugs are for use in explosive atmospheres or industrial environments and are rated IP66 – IP69K, equaling the ingress protection rating of the host TruSeal cable gland.

These sealing plugs provide enhanced protection, forming a resilient temporary or permanent seal. They are certified to equal the rating of the CMP TruSeal cable gland they are installed with; for example a plug used with a TSPe will be certified for Ex e and Ex ta equipment.