Tropicalization of Electric Equipment

Protecting Electric Equipment from the surrounding atmospheric conditions such as humidity, heat, cold, fungal attack, salt spray.   etc is known as the tropicalization of Electric Equipment.  Electric Equipment such as circuit breakers, contactors, PCBs are all tropicalized.  The level of Tropicalization is determined by the environment where the equipment is going to be fitted.   

One of the methods of tropicalization is known as conformal coating.  Conformal coating is done by spraying a dielectric material on the surface of the equipment to provide protection against the ingress of moisture, fungi and other elements.  Substances such as acrylic, silicone, urethane, epoxy can be used in the coating.