What is IP69K?

Friday, 10 April, 2020

If you had heard of IP69K and wondered what it meant and whether you need it for your site, then read on for our lastest top tip.

The addition of the IP69K rated Earthlight Soteria Series emergency/eyewash light has prompted questions as to what this rating means and why it is important for certain applications.  This explanation from Safeworkplace.org* will give you the basics:

What is IP69K?

The IP69K rating is for applications where high pressure and high-temperature washdown is used to sanitise equipment.

The IP69K test specification was initially developed for road vehicles, especially those that need regular intensive cleaning (dump trucks, cement mixers, etc), but has been widely adopted in the food and beverage industries as a test of products that can withstand sanitary washdown.

What does IP69K mean?

In the 60529 rating system, IP6 refers to the product’s ability to resist the ingress of dust.  The 69K refers to the product’s ability to resist ingress of high temperature (steam) and high-pressure water.

How is the product tested?
  • Products rated to IP69K must be able to withstand high-pressure and steam cleaning.
  • The test specifies a spray nozzle that is fed with 80°C water at 80-100 bar (~1160-1450) and a flow rate of 14-16 L/min.
  • The nozzle is held 10-15 cm from the tested device at angles of 0°, 30°, 60° and 90° for 30 seconds each.
  • The test device sits on a turntable that rotates once every 12 seconds.
What products comply with this rating?

The Earthtrack Soteria Series offers this high IP69K rating, with the additional benefits of availability in green chip as an eyewash station, emergency battery backup and its ability to operate in high impact areas (IK10).  At a length of 600mm, it covers a significant area, is lightweight (just over 1kg) and easy to install.

This product has a 3 year warranty.

For more information

Download the specification sheet here.

soteria series brochure

Speak to us today on 1300 410 485 or email sales@etms.com.au


 [Reference: www.safeworkplace.org]