Kazakhstan export success for North Sea Ventilation and IndEx Enclosures

IndEx Enclosures, the Kent-based manufacture of Hazardous Area and Industrial control gear enclosures has just dispatched the latest consignment of Activated Isolation, Modulation, Fire & Gas Damper junction boxes bound for the huge Tengiz oilfields of Kazakhstan.

The IndEx Enclosures ventilation damper control Junction Boxes are fitted with tri-langauge signage for Kazakhstan.

The custom-designed ATEX Zone 1 certified and Industrial Standard enclosures, were ordered by North Sea Ventilation (NSV) Ltd of Hull.

Andrew Sully, NSV’s Project Manager, commented, “We originally began working with IndEx Enclosures on this contract back in 2016 leading to the supply of some 3,200 off ATEX-certified and Industrial Standard Junction Box enclosures destined for Kazakhstan which were delivered on time and as agreed. The ventilation systems on the various modules are obviously vital to the whole operation of the facility with the Actuated Dampers regulating the flow of air and extremely important parts of the systems which have to operate in potentially explosive atmospheres.”

“After the supply of these enclosures over two years, during which time there had been no delays nor failures of ATEX testing, the scope of our contract was then extended to include another 3,000 off Junction Boxes for field buildings which is just completing.”

“What steered us towards IndEx Enclosures was their willingness to design and manufacture non-standard enclosures to our exact specification which includes their population with electrical terminals and supply of tri-language signage and certification. The products and service has been excellent and we now consider them as a primary preferred source of supply, not only for Kazakhstan, but all similar projects.”

Manufactured from 316 Stainless Steel for its superior corrosion resistance qualities, the 140mm x 140mm enclosures are the latest export success for the company who have developed a high degree of brand recognition and a first class reputation for the design and manufacture of hazardous area control, instrumentation and connection products at their Ashford facility. The company have established a global reputation for customisation and service within the energy, chemical processing, food, pharma and rail sectors with a client base of over 200 active companies.

Mark Popple, General Manager of IndEx Enclosures, added, “We’ve enjoyed a very successful relationship with NSV and look forward to continue to be of service to them. We are slightly unusual in the sector for designing and manufacturing totally in-house which gives us the ability to supply non-standard items for both Hazardous Area and normal Industrial use. Constant investment in our personnel and plant has given us the flexibility to compete with far larger suppliers of enclosures and our clients appreciate our ability to rapidly supply both standard and bespoke items at cost-effective rates.”

Founded in 2010, IndEx Enclosures was purchased by Kent Business Investors earlier this year who have continued investing to build on the company’s manufacturing excellence.

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