IP Protection Grades

Codification of the Protection Grades


The protection grade is the protection standard guaranteed by a hull against the access to the dangerous parts, against solid bodies and/or against the penetration of water. This is verified by standard tested methods.

IP Code (International Protection) – a codification system for indicating the protection grades.
 

IP GRADE
Protection against DUST Protection against WATER
first digit Description Second digit Description
0 No protection. Without any special protection 0 No protection. Without any special protection
1 Protection against solid objects bigger than 50 mm 1 Protection against dripping water
2 Protection against solid objects bigger than 12 mm 2 Protection against dripping water when tilted at 15°
3 Protection against solid objects bigger than 2.5 mm 3 Protection against dripping water when tilted at 60°
4 Protection against solid objects bigger than 1 mm 4 Protection against dripping water from every single direction
5 Protection against dust. Cannot be considered a perfect protection. The protection against dust is not absolute. However, it is sufficiently enough to keep out the dust of the equipment. 5 Protection against water jets. The water goes through a nozzle but it does not affect the functionality of the equipment.
6 No dust. 6 Protection against powerful jets. The water does not affect the functionality of the equipment.
    7 Protection against immersion with an immersion of 30 min. of water.
    8 The equipment is entirely protected against continuous immersion of water.


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