Thermotex soft instrument enclosures offer superb climate protection for instrumentation, and are particularly useful where weight, space and access concerns exclude the use of GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) or stainless steel enclosures.
Exposed instruments can suffer accelerated ageing which can prove costly in terms of excess maintenance and repair and even early replacement costs. The use of soft instrument enclosures can provide ambient protection from low temperatures and some mechanical protection against weathering to slow the ageing process and prolong the life of the instrument.
The light-weight, yet robust, construction of these removable enclosures means they are self-supporting which eliminates the need for costly support frames or brackets. Our soft enclosures are custom made to the dimensions of the instrument, accounting for any supports and connections.
Thermotex soft enclosures can be configured in a range of styles and can be made to our advanced specification for chemical resistance or with extra weatherproofing. We can also incorporate windows into the jackets for easy reading of instrument displays. For applications where the temperature is to be controlled, our self-regulating heaters and associated control equipment can be supplied and integrated into pockets inside the enclosures.
We deliver assured ambient protection for electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic meters, transmitters and gauges, both onshore and offshore. The use of soft enclosures provides reduced cost instrument protection which allows maintenance and service costs to be minimized.
Soft (removable) enclosures are an excellent ambient protection solution for instruments, offering a key alternative to GRP and stainless steel enclosures where space is limited or weight availability is restricted.
Soft enclosures offer a light-weight, easily removable protection for process instrumention. These soft insulation jackets also offer a reduced-cost solution compared to GRP and stainless steel alternatives.
Also, it is often the case that due to the highly specific nature of instruments, they have a relatively narrow operating temperature range. By incorporating self-regulating trace heating cables sewn into pockets inside the jackets, we can offer a thermally engineered frost protection solution to allow instruments to operate in very cold climate conditions, such as winter temperatures of below -40°C in Canada and Russia, where they otherwise could not operate.
In addition, our soft enclosures are ATEX and GOST approved, conforming to globally renowned specifications.
At Thermotex, we take huge pride both in the quality of the products we provide and in the quality of the service we give. From hand picking the best grades of materials and the most suitable components to use, to ensuring the quality of our workmanship and to taking time and care into our designs and calculations, no detail is too small and no project is too large.
We are happy to discuss your requirements with you, including enclosure configurations and options - please feel free to call us about your project. For more information about our soft enclosures, please download our technical data sheet.