Enclosures make an important part of the electrical installation that serve for packing and protecting the electrical devices and the parts consisting the distribution system. Through the years of usage and development have evolved a lot. Some of the main changes and advancements were made in respect of the materials that were used in their construction. If we take a look back to the range of materials that were used for making enclosures, we'll come to conclusion that the most prevalent materials are aluminum and steel.
The main reason for the implementation of non-metallic materials are the corrosion features of these metals under certain environmental conditions. Therefore, these days the enclosure retailers offer a range of enclosures made from non-metallic materials including plastic and composites (materials made of two or more different sourcing materials). Fiberglass enclosures are some of the specific enclosure types that are increasing in popularity. The electrical installation experts point out that the fiberglass enclosures make a reliable alternative to the enclosures made of degradable materials such as steel and aluminum.
There are many reasons to buy a fiberglass enclosure instead of metallic one. In addition, here is a short overview of the most noteworthy advantages of the fiberglass enclosures.