XPS in outdoor telecom cabinets

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This document summarizes the pros of XPS (Extruded Polystyrene) insulation for your telecommunications enclosures.

  • Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Components
  • Thermal conductivity of XPS vs. other materials
  • Pros and cons of XPS-filled vs. unfilled (or air-filled) double-wall telecommunications enclosures.
  • Performance comparison of double wall telecommunications enclosures WITH and WITHOUT XPS.

What is XPS (Extruded Polystyrene)?

Expanded polystyrene insulation (XPS) is a thermal and acoustic insulation material commonly used in construction. It is made from expanded polystyrene, a thermoplastic polymer, and is produced by expanding polystyrene granules with steam. The result is a lightweight, strong, closed-cell material that provides excellent thermal insulation. XPS is also moisture resistant and does not degrade over time, making it a durable choice for building insulation. It is commonly used to insulate walls, ceilings and floors in residential and commercial buildings.

Why should XPS be used in telecommunication cabinets?

Expanded polystyrene (XPS) insulation is a popular choice for telecommunications cabinet insulation due to its excellent thermal insulation properties and moisture resistance. This can be important for protecting telecommunications equipment from exposure to high temperatures and moisture, which can damage equipment and reduce its performance and durability. XPS is also lightweight and easy to cut and work with, making it suitable for use in telecommunications enclosures where precise and easily accessible insulation is needed.

XPS insulation for telecom cabinets

By using XPS in the insulation of a prefabricated enclosure, you can help maintain a comfortable temperature inside the enclosure, even in extreme weather conditions, and protect equipment and enclosure components from moisture and condensation.

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