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Aiding asset management within the rail industry
Asset Management has become of paramount importance to the UK rail industry. No longer is a purchasing policy of buying cheap and replacing often, a viable option. The whole-life-cost of an asset must be at the forefront of decision making. This is where the ARCA enclosure range from Fibox comes in, as managing director Steve Gallon explains.
“The Fibox ARCA range of high rigidity and heat resistant glass reinforced polycarbonate housings offer a robust and weatherproof alternative to steel or GRP. Damage to equipment housing through impact or corrosion can impair the function or render inoperative installed equipment. ARCA is therefore tested to rigorous standards to ensure that the range meets the EN 62262 IK 10 classification whilst maintaining an impressive ingress protection value of IP 66.
“Installed outside, Ultraviolet Light and water absorption can quickly degrade many plastics and paint finishes; however achieving a UL 746 C – F1 rating provides confidence that the ARCA range of equipment housings will perform well for years to come. The Safety of personnel coming into contact with a housing into which electrical equipment is installed is vitally important. Being injection moulded in polycarbonate and having a much better than 5kV/mm dielectric strength, gives ARCA a distinct electrical insulation advantage over metal cabinets, it also eliminates the cost and labour of earthing the housing. The ARCA range is also fire resistant achieving a rating of 5VA in UL 94 testing. In short, the Fibox ARCA range of equipment housings, are a viable and cost effective option for many applications within the rail industry.
“The Fibox ARCA range is there for the long haul, ensuring that sensitive and important electrical equipment remains functional over time, thus making sure that the value of assets is maintained for everyone’s sake.”
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