Ingress Protection Laboratory

Ingress protection test lab is equipped with dust test chamber to perform IP 5X and 6X to accommodate the test panels/ samples of size up to 2.2 m x 1.8 m x 2.5 m (W x L x H) and water test facility to perform tests up to X8 test. The water immersion tank is available to conduct IP X7 and X8 for sample of size up to 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.6m (W x L x H).

The Lab under takes the test to protect against solid foreign object, hazardous objects and liquid (water) and having test facility ranging from IP 11 to IP 68.

The Ingress Protection tests are performed as per national and international standards viz. IEC 60529 Edition 2.2 2013, IS/IEC 60529 :2001 RA (2014) for panel and enclosures, IS 10322-1 :2004 and IEC 60598 Edition 2.1 2008 for luminaries, 60034-5 for rotating machine like motor, alternator, pump, generators etc., IEC 61439, IEC 62271, IEC 60947, IS 13947 etc. for various switchgears, IS 13779 -1999 RA (2014), IS 14697 :2010, IS 15884 : 2010, IS 6444 etc. for various type of energy meters. The laboratory is NABL Accredited as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025 and BIS for the test capability. The laboratory also under takes tests as per customer requirements.


Ingress protection laboratory is being augmented with state of art test facility where in a huge dust chamber being commissioned to accommodate the large panels / samples of size up to 5m x 4.5m x 4.5m (W x L x H) and of weight up to 15 Tons. The lab is equipped with 15 Tons EOT crane for hassle free material handling. The laboratory will accommodate large test sample like Heavy motor, Compact substations, electrical panels etc. The laboratory will also have water tank to conduct X7 and X8 immersion tests for the samples up to 3.5m x 3.5m x 4m (W x L x H).

To meet the customers demand and to fully comply IEC 60529 standard, IP X9 test facility is being established for first of its kind. IP X9 test is performed in water having high temperature and pressure.

Contact Details

Dr. P. Chandrasekhar
Joint Director/HoD
Electrical Appliances Technology Division
Phone: 080-2207 2343
Mob: +91 9480619140

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