The GRP works as a thermal insulator and is impervious to most commonly-encountered corrosive chemicals.
The GRP works as a thermal insulator and is impervious to most commonly-encountered corrosive chemicals.

Intertec, which supplies protectors for field-mounted instruments, has launched a cooler for small outdoor electronics and instrumentation equipment cabinets with a corrosion-resistant glass reinforced polyester (GRP) housing.

The new MULTICOOL 1100 cooler offers 1100 watts of cooling power – enough to cool many types of high power field equipment and mounts directly on the outside wall of an equipment cabinet. It is especially suitable for cooling outdoor cabinets that are sited in hot and humid environments, and wherever atmospheric contaminants such as salt, sulphur or carbon dioxide exacerbate metal corrosion.

The housing is constructed from the same proprietary grade of GRP that Intertec uses for all its environmental protection cabinets and shelters, the company says. The material works as a thermal insulator and is impervious to most commonly-encountered corrosive chemicals. It has a similar strength to stainless steel but is about 75% lighter, helping make transport and installation easier.

This story is reprinted from material from Intertec, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.