search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
ENCLOSURES FEATURE Pre-cast concrete installation made easier


The installation of pre-cast concrete construction projects has been made faster and simpler, thanks to increased use of a range of Spelsberg electrical connection enclosures


concrete can generally be moulded with greater flexibility than the pre-cast alternative. Also, some pre-cast forms may be too large or difficult to manoeuvre to or around the site. However, another advantage of pre-cast is that its strength is usually far higher than cast on-site concrete. Significantly, it’s also far easier to measure this strength. Both of these benefits are the result of the greater precision offered by a factory-controlled cure, whereas on-site curing can remain at the mercy of the weather. Today, pre-fabricated concrete panels


T


he company’s IBT range of enclosures retain their position


under concrete pouring and cover a variety of applications from junction boxes to LED luminaires. The enclosures are designed for use in a wide range of building types and are flexible for various mounting options. As speed and efficiency become ever


more important for UK construction to meet demand, the use of pre-cast concrete is increasing. Pre-fabricated concrete panels are quicker to install, with far less preparation work required before installation. Crucially, with a widening skills gap, pre-cast concrete also requires less expertise to install than casting concrete on-site. Combined, this not only gives a faster construction project completion but can reduce the total cost too. If required for a bespoke, highly specific and very large-scale design, cast on-site


are complete with the electrical connection routing, which speeds the construction process up further still, avoiding a bottleneck of various tradespeople requiring simultaneous access. The primary challenges surrounding the routing of electric connections and components when using pre-cast concrete are two-fold. Firstly, it demands a high degree of


planning to determine electrical architecture before the building is constructed. This level of planning though can increase efficiency of installation and overall efficacy of cabling and connection. Secondly, it means that electrical


enclosures must maintain their precise position within the pre-fabricated panel, withstanding the effects of the concrete pour. Failure to do so could impact wiring and therefore the integrity of the electrical circuit. Additionally, the electrical enclosures must be able to resist any leakage of concrete inside the casing which would cause damage to wiring and connections.


insertion and routing of conduit, with no further on-site sealing required. All products within the IBT range are halogen-free and offer high temperature resistance, which means they meet DIN, BS and NEMA standards. Following the assurance of protection


that the IBT System provides, the primary advantage is the simplicity and speed of installation. When formwork is removed, the face of the enclosure is revealed and ready to be opened, ready for easy access to enable a rapid first fix of electrics. Multiple enclosures can also be easily connected into a grid via the support beam The IBT System is appropriate for a


wide range of building types and a variety of housings are available, including classic universal, transition and junction boxes, coming in a range of sizes. The IBTronic System, meanwhile, is used to enclose electronic components, from LED luminaires to alarm speakers. While on-site casting has traditionally


meant greater flexibility in design, IBT enclosures can also be designed and manufactured to offer a bespoke solution to specified designs, with aftercare provided to assist with installation if required.


Spelsberg  spelsberg.co.uk ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING | MARCH 2020 11 Spelsberg’s IBT System enclosures fit


securely to formwork using high strength magnets. Designed specifically for pre-cast concrete installation, IBT enclosures retain their position after concrete pour and cure, aided through their patented support beam design. A patented diaphragm system seals against ingress of concrete and reinforces the enclosure by expanding following


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44