Since the first ABTECH sheet steel enclosure was manufactured in the 1970’s the company has never lost sight of its goal to become a leading supplier of quality electrical enclosures and junction boxes, suitable for both industrial and hazardous area markets. This, we believe, has been achieved through innovation, market leading design, rigorous testing and adherence to quality.
In recent years Abtech have extended their range of enclosures to cope with ever increasing customer demands for unique solutions to their problems. These solutions include high voltage connection boxes (up to 35kV / 3000 Amps), high temperature junction boxes (up to 950ºC for 3 hours) and IP68 enclosures (up to 120ft depth).Abtech rose to the challenge when the Channel Tunnel was being constructed and produced over 12,500 junction boxes and emergency lighting actuators to the most exacting of standards. With the emphasis on reliability and safety, Abtech designed a solution that more than met the rigorous specification laid down by Eurotunnel. As we move into the new millennium Abtech are once more expanding their range of products and services to help their customers cope with the need to meet ever-changing international standards. The entire hazardous area product range now complies with the latest European ATEX legislation and also AEx’e’ for the BPG, SX and ZAG ranges.
Abtech operate in the global market place as the nature of the Oil & Gas & Petrochemical industry demands and to meet this requirement Abtech operate at an International level. With the head office based in Sheffield, England and factories and offices in Houston, Texas; Bünde, Germany; Singapore; Rio de Janeiro and a network of agents covering over 40 counties world-wide, it can be seen that Abtech have the coverage to handle any project, no matter how large or diverse of location. Indeed over the last 25 years, Abtech have been involved in many projects throughout the world and as can be seen from the project list the client portfolio is indeed impressive.
The Abtech range of products are suitable for both industrial and hazardous area applications. Enclosures manufactured in stainless steel, mild steel, glass reinforced polyester, aluminium, polycarbonate and ABS are suitable for a wide range of industrial and OEM applications and Abtech have the facilities to modify the standard enclosure to meet the customer requirements. These services include machining, painting, silk screen printing, electro-polishing etc., and where required we can mould any of the plastic range of enclosures in a wide range of colours (subject to minimum order quantity). The Abtech hazardous area range includes junction boxes and terminal connection enclosures and can be manufactured in stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium and GRP and suitable for us in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas and certified to the latest ATEX standards. Abtech also manufacture restricted breathing enclosures (EEx nR) which are capable of housing sparking and hot components and are suitable for use in Zone 2 areas and can often be a cost-effective alternative to flameproof enclosures (EEx d). Whether the product is for an industrial or hazardous area application, Abtech place the utmost importance on quality as would be expected from a leading manufacturer. The success of the company has been built on this dedication to total quality control and with over 25 years of history of supply to the leading oil & gas companies throughout the world it is a policy that has been proven to work. With approvals such as BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and certification to British and CENELEC standards and approvals from certifying authorities in the UK, USA, Canada and Russia, the company’s commitment to quality ensures that safety is never compromised.
Technical support at Abtech begins long before the order is placed. Our dedicated sales staff, both in the field and based at Sheffield, can offer advice on enclosure type, terminal selection, cable entry placement and any other requirements that might dictate the eventual selection. Technical assistance is also available at any time during the order process or indeed after the equipment is installed and Abtech staff will be only too happy to help with any questions you may have