Air Filters for IP Rated Enclosures

Protect electronic enclosures from containment ingress

Custom UAF products are configurable to help meet a wide range of enclosure IP ratings:

  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Commercial Equipment 
  • Outdoor Cabinets
  • Industrial Control Equipment
  • Indoor Enclosures
  • Outside Plant Applications

IP Rated Air Filters from Universal Air Filter Company

Air filters protect electronic equipment and commercial enclosures from dust, debris, and water to help ensure reliable operation.  These enclosures are designed for multiple applications and deployed in a wide variety of harsh environments that require various levels of equipment protection.  The Ingress Protection (IP) scale, in accordance with IEC Standard 60529, defines the level of contaminant protection.  Designers use IP ratings to specify and test according to the environmental and operating conditions of the equipment.  Air filters are critical in helping ventilated enclosures meet the desired IP rating.

The IP Rating chart below shows the various degrees of contaminant protection.  Each IP rating consists of two numbers.  The first number defines the level of dust and foreign object protection and the second number defines the level of liquid protection.  While IP ratings apply to the enclosure and not the air filter, air filters are a key component in meeting IP rating requirements for dust and water ingress protection and equipment reliability.

Universal Air Filter Company specializes in providing design support to help engineers meet IP rating requirements for enclosures. Contact UAF today for free design support and free made to specification prototypes.

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Though air filters are not technically certified to an IP rating, the following IP Rated Air Filter Guide offers guidelines in selecting an air filter with the appropriate level of protection to help meeting an IP enclosure rating.

Air Filter Guide for IP Rated Applications

Enclosure IP Rating

UAF Product Line Recommendations*

IP54

IP55

up to IP56

Outside Plant air filters offer the ultimate protection from harmful ingress.  A high efficiency media eliminates dust ingress and a specialty membrane eliminates water ingress.

IP53

IP54

 up to IP55

Quadrafoam air filters provide protection against dust ingress, and along with enclosure design features such as louvers can help to eliminate water ingress.

IP20

IP30

up to IP40

Woven Screen air filters can provide protection against larger particles for compliance with the foreign object / probe portion of IP compiance.

IP53

IP54

 up to IP55

Custom High Efficiency air filters provide protection against dust ingress, and along with enclosure design features such as louvers can help to eliminate water ingress.

IP 52

IP53

up to IP54

Metal Mesh air filters provide protection against dust ingress, and along with enclosure design features such as louvers can help to eliminate water ingress.

IP 52

IP53

up to IP54

Polyester air filters provide protection against dust ingress, and along with enclosure design features such as louvers can help to eliminate water ingress.

  *Air Filter perfomance is not based on enclosure (cabinet) level ratings. Ingress protection ratings, such as, IP, NEMA, GR-487, etc., are enclosure level ratings dependant on enclosure design and features, such as, louvers, hoods, snorkels, air intake labyrinth, gaskets, etc. Product recomendations are based on various air filter materials, performance characteristics, and customer feedback for similar applications.

IP Rating Chart

First Number

Protecting against 

dust, foreign object

Second Number

Protection against

liquids

0

No Protection

0

No Protection

1

Protected against solid objects over 50mm (e.g. accidentally touched by hands)

1

Protected against vertically falling drops of water

2

Protected against solid objects over 12mm (e.g. fingers)

2

Protected against direct sprays up to 15˚ from the vertical

3

Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm (e.g. tools and wires)

3

Protected against direct sprays up to 60˚ from the vertical

4

Protected against solid objects over 1mm (e.g. tools, wires, and small wires)

4

Protected against sprays from all directions – limited ingress permitted

5

Protected against dust ingress

5

Protected against low pressure jets from all directions – limited ingress permitted

6

Dust-tight

6

Protected against high pressure jets from all directions – limited ingress permitted

 

 

7

Protected against temporary immersion in water

 

 

8

Protected against continuous immersion in water

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    High Efficiency Filters

    Pleated high efficiency air filters are designed for HVAC and industrial / commercial enclosure applications requiring MERV 11-15 dust efficiency and low airflow resistance

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    Outside Plant Filters

    Custom Outside Plant Air Filters keep dust, water, wind driven rain and salt fog out of electronics enclosures that use fresh air and direct air cooling systems.

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    Metal Mesh Air Filters

    Metal Mesh filters are ideal for use in harsh environments where rugged, washable and reusable filters are most appropriate.

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