Whitepapers 9.02.2016

Champion Fiberglass vs. PVC-Coated Steel

On the fence about fiberglass conduit? Here are 21 reasons to choose a side.

Fiberglass electrical conduit gains significant ground over PVC-coated steel conduit with the heavy industry.

From the Niagara Falls Observatory to the Freedom Tower in New York City, fiberglass has shown itself to be the ideal solution for a variety of high-profile projects. Need proof? Check out our white paper for 21 ways fiberglass conduit directly impacts your project, including:

A JUMPSTART.
Fiberglass conduit takes less time to manufacture, is quicker and less expensive to install, and delivers a longer installation lifespan.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.
With a stronger coefficient of friction and shape retention, more resistance to corrosion and vibration, and mechanical memory and durability, fiberglass conduit provides more of the qualities that matter.

STRONG FLEXIBILITY.
Its material properties are customizable. Its connections are gapless. It expands in heat. It’s lightweight. It simplifies field handling, withstands electrical faults and allows for flexible engineering design. Simply put, there’s nothing rigid about FRE conduit—especially when stacked against PVC-coated rigid steel conduit.

SAFETY FIRST.
With materials lower in toxicity and an inability to conduct electricity, fiberglass conduit is ideal for long-range safety priorities.

ECONOMICS THAT MAKE SENSE.
With fiberglass conduit, your return is exponentially more than its plastic conduit counterpart, resulting in overall lower costs. It’s even easily reusable for other projects.

Read the white paper and see how spec’ing fiberglass conduit will result in smoother implementation and a better bottom line for your project.

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