IP protection class testing
acc. to EN 60529
PIV also carries out protection class testing. The requirements for ingress protection tests (IP code) are defined in the EN 60529 standard. This standard provides a system for classifying degrees of protection for electrical equipment enclosures. Determination and specification of the IP code for electrical equipment (e.g. an electromechanical locking system) is expedient and customary.
The IP code primarily consists of two digits. The first indicator denotes protection against ingress of solid foreign objects (e.g. dust); the second describes protection against ingress of water with harmful effects.
Example: “IP 54” means:
“5”, the first digit = dust protection
“4”, the second digit = protection against spray water from all sides