Electrical Enclosures for the Chemical Industry


Chemical / Petrochemical

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The chemical industry is comprised of companies that are largely intermediate producers of a broad array of chemicals and industrial gases. Their products are mostly used as raw materials by end market manufacturing industries such as:

  • Automotive (plastics, paints)Chemical
  • Residential (carpets, fixtures, furniture) and commercial construction (glass, metals, wood)
  • Agriculture (fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides)
  • Commercial aerospace (carbon fiber composites)
  • General manufacturing

The products made by these companies fall into three main categories:

  • Basic Chemicals (commodity-like characteristics and are sold in large volumes) including petrochemicals, (such as polymers used to make plastics and other man-made fibers), carbon black and synthetic rubbers.
  • Specialty Chemicals (more performance critical, value-added products, usually made to customer specifications) including industrial gases, coatings, and chemicals used in electronics manufacturing.
  • Life Sciences including animal health, crop protection, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical-related products.

Many electrical enclosures utilize rack mounted electronics that were originally designed for operation in air conditioned buildings, not in harsh petrochemical environments. These rack mounted systems are now being installed both indoors and outdoors in enclosures that are exposed to ambient temperatures up to 120° F and in some cases much higher.

In addition to extreme temperatures, these sensitive electronic systems are also subject to the dust, dirt, moisture, corrosion, and vibration typical of the harsh conditions found in petrochemical environments.

Chemical producers depend on durable, reliable control systems to manage their operations effectively. Electrical enclosures for the chemical industry are rigorously tested on a daily basis in extreme environmental conditions that would overwhelm any standard product.

Nema Enclosures are trusted in the chemical and petrochemical industries for their strength, durability, and their excellent protective capabilities in harsh environments. We manufacture our petrochemical industry electrical enclosures with Type 316 stainless steel, an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless and heat-resisting steel alloy containing molybdenum that is proven to be superior to other chromium-nickel steels in corrosion resistance when exposed to many types of chemical corrodents such as sea water and brine solutions.

Our electrical enclosures can be customized with options, such as cutouts, locks or latches, to meet your exact specifications.

Types of chemical and petrochemical industry electrical enclosures:

  • Wall Mount
  • Junction Box
  • Floor Mount
  • Free Standing
  • Trough

Specifying the electrical enclosure should not be the last thing you think about. 

Nema Enclosures fabricates quality safety rated powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum electrical and instrument enclosures to your exact specifications and that meet your lead times. We believe that by thinking about your enclosure needs while you’re configuring what goes into it will save you time, money and frustration. 

Our standard enclosures are available in wall-mount, free standing, floor mount, junction box and trough types – depending on what fits your needs best. All electrical enclosures are manufactured in compliance with NEMA standards; are UL listed, and/or IP rated. Nema Enclosures electrical enclosures adhere to strict Nema Enclosures Quality Standards to ensure product performance and reliability.

Contact us today to learn how we can expedite custom enclosures and produce cost-effective safety rated standard enclosures to protect you and your equipment.