Corrosion, Dust & Moisture Proof Enclosures
nVent HOFFMAN enclosures protect your valuable equipment from many adverse conditions because they are manufactured from hot compression molded Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP).
FRP is a complex composite material consisting of a polyester resin base with organic fillers to facilitate flow and to obtain special physical characteristics such as UV resistance, halogen-free and self-extinguishing properties. Additional additives are used to provide for proper consistency and pigmentation of the resin base.
Glass fibers, which make up 25 percent of the overall compound, are sandwiched between two layers of the polyester resin and are impregnated into the resin base by an elaborate roller system. This process produces a very uniform, high strength material.
nVent HOFFMAN utilizes the most advanced process for molding its enclosures. Our hot compression molding process provides a better flow of material into tight corner areas than cold molding process. This produces a stronger end product, allowing the glass fibers to run in every direction. Injection molding only allows the glass fibers to run in a single direction.
nVent HOFFMAN enclosures are lightweight, durable, watertight and non-corroding. They are a superior alternative to metal enclosures. Our track record for producing these quality products spans more than 40 years.
Whatever the conditions; wash down, rain, condensation or windblown dust, nVent HOFFMAN has the enclosure to fit your application.
With Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP) enclosures from nVent HOFFMAN, field modification is a snap.
For cost-effective corrosion control there's no better solution than a non-metallic enclosure from nVent HOFFMAN.
Consistent Quality: Because of machine hot compression molding
Corrosion Resistance: Acid rain, salt spray or acid
Impact Resistance: Up to 1Pxx-11
Halogen Free: Self-extinguishing, fire retardant, limits fire propagation, protects equipment and no toxic gas released by fire
High IP Rating: Continuously poured tongue/groove polyurethane gasket
Temperature Resistant: Resistant to wide temperature variations without modification of properties - Constant: -59°F to 302°F (-50°C to 150°C) / Momentary: 392°F (200°C)
Lightweight: Easy to handle at 1/4 the weight of steel
Installer Friendly: Easily worked with standard tools, easy to install and easy to maintain (cleaned with petroleum distillate, scratches removed with vaseline)
Aesthetic: Suitable for indoor and outdoor designs
Total Insulation: Provides protection against indirect electrical contact
Economical: Less costly than stainless steel and savings on modifications, installation, maintenance and shipping costs
Condensation Limiting: Polyester enclosures ease temperature variation of the outside environment and are FDA Approved