Champion Blog

The Champion Fiberglass blog keeps you up-to-date with industry news, facility advancements, and the latest information on products and services.

August 13, 2018

Champion Fiberglass Works With Underwriters Laboratories to Update Support Spacing Distance Requirements

Champion Fiberglass has worked with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to revisit requirements for longer support spacing distances for Champion Fiberglass conduit. In 2016, Champion Fiberglass submitted a petition to UL to support this suit; UL conducted extensive independent testing of Champion Fiberglass conduit products and found Champion Fiberglass to be the only fiberglass conduit manufacturer to have successfully proven their product meets all requirements for extended support spacing distances.

August 10, 2018

The Conduit Calculator Walk-Through Video

The Champion Fiberglass Conduit Calculator is live. This user-friendly tool asks you to enter only three pieces of information: hourly rate, diameter of conduit to be used, and length to be installed. Then choose a conduit material to compare with fiberglass (RTRC). From there, the calculator performs all installation and material cost calculations, ending on a total [...]

May 22, 2018

Updated Code Leads to Class I, Div 2 Approval for XW Fiberglass Conduit

Champion Fiberglass worked closely with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electrical Code (NEC) to remove opposition to lightweight-yet-strong Champion Fiberglass Haz Duct® XW Type Conduit’s approval for use in Class I, Div 2 applications.

February 22, 2018

Five reasons Champion Fiberglass equals savings

There are more than five ways that Champion Fiberglass can save you money on your next project – a quick click through our website’s Resources section highlights many of them. But we’ve put together a “Top 5” list that showcases the real numbers around Champion Fiberglass and savings. Fiberglass conduit has been steadily improving in […]

December 08, 2017

Infographic: Expanded Support Spacing Distances (and savings) for SW, MW, and HW Conduit

Three more ways to save on your next project. Recently, our XW Conduit line was UL Listed for extended support spacing distances. Now, that UL Listing has grown to include expanded support spacing distances for our Standard, Medium, and Heavy Wall fiberglass conduit. Our infographic shows exactly how the newly extended support spacing distances stack […]

November 07, 2017

Who’s Using Fiberglass Conduit—and Why?

Five years ago, “Who’s using fiberglass conduit?” was a common question. Today, if you’re anywhere near a bridge, tunnel, wastewater treatment plant or data center, there’s a good chance you’re near fiberglass conduit, a.k.a. RTRC. However, there’s still some mystery around why so many industries are choosing fiberglass over other conduit materials like PVC-coated steel […]

November 02, 2017

Top Considerations for Trenchless (Steel Casing) Applications

Thermal grouting of trenchless/jack and bore (steel casing) applications is a highly specialized process and should only be attempted by a certified, capable grouting specialist contractor with proven experience in similar installations. The thermal grouting process has many detailed procedural considerations that must be thoroughly understood, reviewed, and implemented prior to undertaking the grouting process. […]