FAQ: How Does Champion Fiberglass Conduit Promote Project Safety?


 

Fiberglass conduit enhances project safety across many industries from transportation to utilities to chemical plants and more.

For example, the transportation industry relies on Champion Fiberglass phenolic conduit for enhanced life safety electrical circuit integrity in tunnels. Champion Fiberglass XW Phenolic conduit along with RSCC Vitalink 300 RHW and Radix Duralife II Fire Alarm cables have achieved a two-hour fire rating (conduit that has been tested and can withstand fire at 1850 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours).

For utilities, the non-conductive, fault resistant properties of fiberglass conduit protect by reducing electrical fault hazards and speed up cable replacement while limiting surrounding infrastructure damage and replacement.

Fiberglass conduit is also a safe solution in extreme conditions, such as chemical plants. Unlike PVC materials, fiberglass conduit does not release toxic halogens when burning. Halogens chlorine and bromine are harmful to employees, the public, and emergency personnel alike. Champion Haz Duct® XW Type Fiberglass Conduit, which is Class I, Div 2-rated conduit system, is suitable in these harsh environments.

Fiberglass conduit promotes safety in installation due to its light weight and ease of portability. Lightweight fiberglass conduit and elbows help minimize the risk of injury to crews, while also protecting contractors from loss of productivity and downtime claims due to back strain injuries. Whether installation occurs high off the ground or over water, Champion Fiberglass conduit keeps installations running smoothly and safely because of its light weight, fault resistance, low/zero smoke, zero halogen properties.