IP Ratings Ingress Protection

Sealing Devices' GORE® Membrane Vents provide Ingress Protection

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are normally two numbers (i.e. IP67).

  • The first number relates to protection against solid objects.
  • The second number denotes protection against liquids.

First Number Indicators

0 No special protection.
1 Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand from solid objects greater than 50 mm. in diameter (no protection from deliberate access).
2 Protection against fingers and other objects not greater than 80 mm in length and 12 mm. in diameter.
3 Protection from entry by tools, wires, etc. with a thickness of more than 2.5 mm. in diameter.
4 Protection from entry by solid objects with a thickness diameter or thickness greater than 1.0 mm.
5 Protection from dust (no harmful deposit) that would interfere with the equipment operation.
6 Totally protected against dust. 

Second Number Definitions

0 No special protection.
1 Protection from vertically falling water drops or condensation.
2 Protection from water sprayed at an angle up to 15 degrees from vertical (light rain in wind).
3 Protection from sprayed water at an angle up to 60 degrees from vertical (heavy rainstorm).
4 Protection from sprayed water in all directions.
5 Low pressure water projected from a nozzle (residential hose).
6 High pressure, powerful jets of water.
7 Temporary immersion protection (15 cm. to 1 m.)
8 Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water (submarine).