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Casing Casing


  • Failure mode Steam and heat cracks, warps or discolours the casing.
  • Durability feature Use high temperature plastic at the soleplate interface.
  • Cost

Good practices

  • Good practicesUse stiff engineering grade plastics (which can withstand impact damage and steam heat at the soleplate interface.)
  • Good practices Use a power cord ball joint at the point of entry (to prevent excess flex and wear).

Bad practices

  • Bad practicesExcessive body and cord flexing leads to early failure.
  • Bad practices Steam and heat cracks and warps or discolours the casing.

Key facts

Please see the downloadable summaries.

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  • Cost neutral Cost neutral
  • High cost High cost