Ingress Protection (IP) Testing

Ingress Protection (IP) Testing

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products


Ingress protection (IP) testing reduces the risk of product failure in the field by assessing the degree of protection provided against mechanical intrusion, dust, accidental contact and water into casings and enclosures.

The IP code classifies the effectiveness of enclosures against the intrusion of solid bodies and/or liquid. The IP Code consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. The second digit indicates protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water. The additional letter can be appended to classify only the level of protection against access to hazardous parts by persons.


Ingress Protection (IP) Testing

We can provide manufacturers with the following testing services:

  • IP1x to IP6x (Protection against objects)
  • IPx1 to IPx8 (Protection against liquids)

We provide testing for IP to many specifications including the following common standards:

  • IEC 60529
  • IEC 60945


  • IPX1 and IPX2: Test rig 1m³ working area. Larger items can be catered for at request.
  • IPX3 to IPX6: Limited only by equipment able to fit into 5m x 6m x 4m (W x D x H) chamber.
  • IPX7: Maximum test item size1m³
  • IPX8: Maximum test item size 600mm diameter. Maximum depth 50 m.
  • IP1X to IP4X: Very few limitations with our test capabilities
  • IP5X to IP6X: Dust testing performed at our partner laboratory


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