What is an IP rating for sensors?

The IP Code, International Protection Marking, IEC standard 60529, sometimes interpreted as Ingress Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion (body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. It is published by the International Electrotechnical commission (IEC).

The equivalent British standard is EN 60529. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information rather than vague marketing terms such as “waterproof”. \

Thermocouple Sensors are supplied with heads that are IP rated, the following table shows what the codes mean and how they are made up.

Reference : sterlingsensors