The recent tragic electrocution of a Polokwane child highlights the danger of steel kiosks. Polyethylene products are safer and superior options, as can be seen in this comparison:
Polyethylene vs 3CR12:
- Polyethylene enclosures have a very high volume as well as surface electrical resistivity, resulting in a safer product that will not conduct electricity or attract lightning strikes.
- Polyethylene enclosures do not corrode or rust, whereas 3CR12 does.
- Polyethylene is abrasive resistant, whereas 3CR12 is not
- Polyethylene is acid resistant, whereas 3CR12 is not.
- Polyethylene enclosures exhibit excellent heat resistance qualities, which eliminates de – rating of equipment, due to heat build up in the enclosure when subjected to the sun’s rays.
- Polyethylene enclosures are chemically resistant, whereas 3CR12 is not.
- Polyethylene enclosures are more cost effective than 3CR12.
- Polyethylene has no scrap value, hence the enclosure will not be vandalised and sold as Scrap.
- RF communication is possible through the polyethylene, whereas an external aerial has to be fitted when using steel
More documentation on the properties and value of using polyethylene: