Bare Apparatus Enclosures

Electrical enclosures come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Gilbert Electrical Systems enclosures are different in that they are of all bolted construction, which means you can add, change or modify an existing enclosure. Gilbert Electrical Systems enclosures can even be built to customer spec but with such a wide range of sizes and options. In many cases, these enclosures are stock items.

gilbert electrical systems, bare apparatus enclosures, nema 3r, paint colors, enclosure specifications, beaver, west virginia The enclosures are fabricated of not less than 11 gauge mild steel with the necessary angle and/or channel base frame. Units may also be constructed from 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel or aluminum. Each section shall be provided with 4 lugs for shipping and lifting the unit. All roofs are crowned with rain troughs between sections for proper water drainage. All corners are formed and welded which are then ground smooth. All hardware is plated and each compartment shall have hinged doors which shall be external panel mounted to the door and to the enclosure. The door is removable from the open position. All doors have stop latches and "Eberhard" or equal door locks and handles with 3-point latches. Enclosure is rated NEMA 3R equivalent, which protects interior components from rain and weather.

NEMA 3R:
  • Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment.
  • They provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, and snow.
  • Will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure.
Unless unnecessary to ship, the units will be factory assembled as shown to the left. When shipped, units are wrapped in cardboard sheeting then plastic wrapped for weather resistance. Units are then placed on a wooden pallet for easy lifting from the bottom. If lifting from the bottom is not desired unit may be lifted by the lifting lugs. Lifting lugs are located at the top corner of the unit. Lifting attachments are not provided and must be supplied by others. Price deducts are given for non-assembled units.

Each unit is provided with an Operating and Maintenance Manual to allow users to preserve the life of their enclosure.

Paint Colors

Many colors are available which include ANSI 61 Gray, ANSI 70 Gray and Munsell Green to name a few. Paint colors can even be matched to existing units given the color or paint chip. All enclosures go through the same rigorous painting process.

Alesta®1 brand Powder Coating system is used to provide a tough, durable and highly decorative finish. The final product has a cured film thickness of approximately 2.5 to 3.0 mils and is volatile organic compound (VOC) free. In extremely corrosive environments, an additional primer coat is offered as an adder.

This is a superior system to other standard paint systems and has excellent hardness, flexibility, exterior durability, corrosion resistance, and chemical /solvent resistance.

Our factory employs a five stage pre-treatment process that cleans, treats and seals the material to be coated, ensuring a quality, corrosion resistant finish. This process first thoroughly cleans the steel and then treats it with an Iron Phosphate conversion coating that serves as a rust inhibitor and bonding agent for the Powder Coating. The final step in this process enhances the corrosion resistance of the painted part as well as increasing the adhesion properties of the topcoat. All five steps work together to ensure a superior finish.

Alesta®1 brand powders is UL recognized for steel enclosures for outdoor use.

Paint meets tests specified in ANSI C57.12.28-1988.

Price & Availability

Gilbert Electrical Systems keeps many parts in stock so filling your order should not be a problem. Lead-time for single units range between 2 to 6 weeks. Lead-time for multiple units as shown to the right range between 6 to 8 weeks. Custom orders could sometimes take longer.

We will be happy to provide you with a quotation. When you require price and availability, simply contact Gilbert Electrical Systems for price and availability at the above number...or complete the quotation request form. When requesting a quotation by fax, please provide your company name, address and phone number or email and we will respond accordingly.

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