by Scott Patchan

Champion Fiberglass® is pleased to announce that Xpress Utility Risers are now available for quick shipment. Our fiberglass (RTRC) Utility Risers provide corrosion-resistant protection for underground utility services cabling where they emerge from the ground.

Here are examples of two common utility risers:

Part Number: 25C-SW-81-CL38-2VPM

2-1/2” IPS SW (.070”) Elbow, 45° X 24”R
With (1) Custom 38” Tangent
and (1) Standard PVC Coupling and (1) PVC Male
Adapter Bonded On

A diagram of a 45 degree utility riser part.
Part number:25C-SW-91-CL38-2VPM

2-1/2” IPS SW (.070”) Elbow, 90° X 24”R
With (1) Custom 38” Tangent
and (1) Standard PVC Coupling and (1) PVC Male
Adapter Bonded On

A diagram of a 90 degree utility riser part.

2-1/2” Champion Fiberglass Xpress Utility Risers shown with 45° and 90° elbow bends. Additional sizes are available.

Xpress Utility Risers are provided with a standard PVC sleeve coupling and PVC male adapter transitions.  

Alternate transitions available include:

  • Straight PVC Deep Socket Coupling
  • Male Adapters (PVC or fiberglass)
  • Female Adapters (PVC or fiberglass)
  • PVC Stubs
  • Deep Socket PVC Coupling (bonded onto fiberglass riser)
  • PVC Couplings

Alternate transitions may alter lead times. (Please reach out to your local Rep or call 281-655-8900 for the most accurate and up-to-date delivery estimate.)

What Are Utility Risers?

Utility risers are used to safely and efficiently deliver essential services, such as electrical lines, to a building or structure. Utility risers are used in both commercial and industrial settings, with varying voltage requirements, equipment specialization and levels of complexity required depending on the application.

Specifically, Champion Fiberglass Xpress Utility Risers are pre-fabricated elbows used in commercial and industrial buildings, utilities, data center, wastewater treatment and bridge projects. The risers are designed to take underground distributed power to the place of termination. Delivered in one piece, a contractor is able to quickly and efficiently connect the underground conduit to the riser and pull the cable through into the associated electrical panel, cabinet or meter box without the risk of burn-through. Power is then safely distributed into the building.

Why Fiberglass?

Light weight, corrosion resistance, dielectric strength, coefficient of friction and UV resistance make fiberglass (RTRC) conduit the best choice for utility risers. When highly conductive metal materials such as steel or aluminum are used the risk of electrical shock may become present during exposure to environmental elements or fault and degradation of the surrounding areas.

Additionally, the use of fiberglass eliminates the labor and material costs associated with wrapping GRC risers in costly non-corrosive tape.

Why Champion Fiberglass?

Time is money. Champion Fiberglass Xpress Utility Risers ship in 48 hours or less, keeping projects on time and on budget. The company’s proprietary high-speed winding process and high-temperature curing ovens are key to the consistency and quality of these versatile products.

Headquartered in Spring, Texas, Champion Fiberglass Inc. is the leading supplier of fiberglass conduit and strut to the industrial, electrical and mechanical markets. The company boasts the most advanced production facility for manufacturing rigid fiberglass conduit in North America and is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified company. 

Contact Champion Fiberglass for more information about Xpress Utility Risers.

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