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ip ratings ingress protection

Sealing Devices gore® membrane vents provide Ingress Protection.  

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

  1. The first number relates to protection against solid objects.
  2. 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 (no protection from deliberate access) from solid objects greater than 50 mm in diameter.
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 diameter greater than 2.5 mm.
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)