Nemko offer a complete IP (Ingress Protection) consultation and testing service covering all the different degrees of protection.

IP ratings are defined as IPXX. The initial “X” is a number from 0 to 6 indicating the degree of protection against ingress by dust/solid objects, and the second “X” is a number from 0 to 8 indicating the degree of protection against ingress by water.

Degrees of protection against dust/solid objects

IP0XNon-protected
IP1X50mm diameter and greater
IP2X12.5mm diameter and greater
IP3X2.5mm diameter and greater
IP4X1.0mm diameter and greater
IP5XDust-protected
IP6XDust-tight

Degrees of protection against water

IPX0Non-protected
IPX1Vertically falling water drops
IPX2Vertically falling water drops with enclosure tilted up to 15 degrees
IPX3Spraying water
IPX4Splashing water
IPX5Water jets
IPX6Powerful water jets
IPX7Temporary immersion
IPX8Continuous immersion

Full list of IP testing offered by Nemko Ltd

IP00IP01IP02
IP03IP04IP05
IP06IP07IP08
IP09IP10IP11
IP12IP13IP14
IP15IP16IP17
IP18IP19IP20
IP21IP22IP23
IP24IP25IP26
IP27IP28IP29
IP30IP31IP32
IP33IP34IP35
IP36IP37IP38
IP39IP40IP41
IP42IP43IP44
IP45IP46IP47
IP48IP49IP50
IP51IP52IP53
IP54IP55IP56
IP57IP58IP59
IP60IP61IP62
IP63IP64IP65
IP66IP67IP68