Intertec introduces CubeShade for process instrumentation |

Intertec introduces CubeShade for process instrumentation

January 122015
Intertec introduces CubeShade for process instrumentation

January 12, 2015 - Intertec introduces CubeShade, a large cube-shaped sunshade for process instrumentation. It provides plant engineers with a highly cost-effective means of shielding equipment such as electronic monitoring systems, explosion-proof junction boxes or analyser installations from solar radiation.

CubeShade protective cover measures 600 x 550 x 500 mm (HxWxD). This provides a 165 litre capacity shaded environment that make it easy to accommodate and protect large or multiple instruments, as well as simplifying maintenance access.

CubeShade is constructed entirely from glass fiber reinforced sheet molding compound (SMC). This combines chopped glass fibers, fillers, polyester resin and a catalyst in the form of a ready-to-mould composite that is ideal for low cost, high volume manufacturing. The material has similar advantages to GRP for this type of application, including a high resistance to UV and corrosion from salt and common petrochemicals, and a low thermal conductivity, which helps to prevent heat generated by solar radiation being transferred to the shaded area. It also combines excellent rigidity and mechanical strength – for protection against impact – with a very low weight.

The body of the sunshade is 5 mm thick but incorporates 8 mm thick reinforcing ribs around the rim and down the back of the unit. These ribs also help to channel rain and melt-water run-off.

Structural side walls also shade low-angle sun, as well as providing partial protection against rain, snow, wind-chill, blown dust or sand and accidental impact.

The design is also suitable for use with equipment such as explosion-proof junction boxes or distribution units and is likely to prove especially popular for new-build processing plant projects.

CubeShade can be mounted on a standard two-inch pipe stand, or attached directly to walls or steel structures. It is also available in an electrically-conductive antistatic version.