Why Use Fiberglass Electrical Conduit?

Save time. Save money. Lightweight fiberglass conduit supports your success.

The electroindustry is increasingly recognizing the benefits of using lightweight-yet-strong fiberglass conduit (RTRC) in place of heavier, costlier electrical conduit materials like PVC-coated steel and GRC. Champion Fiberglass offers concrete information around the benefits, both material and financial, that set this product apart.

These resources are a good starting place to begin comparing fiberglass conduit to other commonly used in-market industrial conduit materials. Make a more informed choice with:

Conduit Calculator

The Conduit Calculator

Enter your project specifics and compare cumulative installation and material costs for fiberglass (RTRC)  vs. PVC-coated steel, GRC, aluminum, and stainless steel electrical conduits.

FAQs

Fiberglass Conduit FAQs Resource

From manufacturing to applications and usage, our FAQs bring together the answers you need to make product and installation decisions.

Fiberglass vs. the Competition

Fiberglass vs. the Competition Comparison chart

Our comparison chart shows relative weights, toxicity, UL Listed support span distances, and more. Compare Champion Fiberglass to other electrical conduit materials at a glance.

Champion Fiberglass. Do More. Spend Less.

Lightweight wins.

4″ diameter SW Champion Fiberglass conduit weighs in at 13.7x lighter than PVC-coated steel and GRC.

Lighter electrical conduit means lower installation costs and better savings.

Easy installation = savings.

Install a 100′ length of both 6″-diameter Champion Fiberglass Duct® and PVC-coated steel. According to the NECA Manual of Labor Units:

Fiberglass (RTRC)

9 hours

PVC-coated steel

60 nours

The difference is clear. So are the savings.

Leading the fight against corrosion.

Champion Fiberglass products offer leading corrosion resistance, making them the right choice for a number of caustic environments and challenging cabling applications.

These are just a few of the benefits of choosing Champion Fiberglass conduit over the competition. View a full comparison chart here.

A Champion Across Applications

See why engineers across industries are choosing Champion Fiberglass over other rigid conduit materials. Champion Fiberglass produces the tough, versatile conduit products and accessories that are building savings in your industry; our company also provides top-of-the-line customer service and will work with you to develop custom solutions to your specifications.

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

The environmental challenges of wastewater treatment plants are no match for Champion’s cost-effective long-term solution.

Industrial/Commercial

Industrial/Commercial

Whatever the scope of your industrial or commercial project, Champion Fiberglass has the right fit for your conduit needs.

Chemical Plants

Chemical Plants

When a project calls for a completely non-metallic conduit solution, Champion Fiberglass is there with the answers.

Leading-edge Facility and Manufacturing Processes

Champion Fiberglass is committed to delivering products that conform to the highest manufacturing standards. To that effect, we constantly strive to ensure that our facility and manufacturing practices are innovative and up-to-date, contributing to the overall cost efficiency of our products.

See a full list of our industry alliances and product and facility standards here.

Champion Fiberglass Conduit

Champion Fiberglass product offerings go beyond industrial conduit – our complete catalog includes conduit fitting, strut, hangers, and elbows designed to offer a complete system to meet your specifications and needs. Click the “Products” link in the navigation bar to learn more about these products.

Champion Duct®

Champion Duct®

Learn more about this superbly engineered fiberglass conduit with unmatched versatility.

Champion Haz Duct XW Type Conduit

Champion Haz Duct® XW Type

This complete non-metallic solution easily handles the demands of hazardous industrial environments.

Flame Shield Phenolic Conduit

Champion Flame Shield® Phenolic Conduit

This UL Listed, two-hour fire rated solution is the ideal conduit for transit tunnels and stations.

Champion Strut™

AdvantagesData SheetsApplicationsEngineeringCatalog and InfoAdvantages Champion Strut™ Advantages For long-lasting project performance, Champion Strut™ is a complete system of fiberglass channel & non-metallic components. These components include fittings, threaded rods, pipe clamps, fasteners, nuts and accessories, pipe and conduit hanger types, pipe hanging accessories, as well as wall support racks for framing and mounting conduit and [...]

Champion Bridge Drain™

AdvantagesSpecificationsApplicationsEngineeringInstallationCatalog and InfoAdvantages Champion Bridge Drain™ Advantages The Champion Fiberglass Bridge Drain system features: Lightweight – Champion Fiberglass Bridge Drain™ features a weight that’s up to 1/5 that of comparably sized steel conduit. Lower installation costs – In addition to lower material costs, Champion Fiberglass Bridge Drain™ features lower installation costs. Excellent temperature range – [...]

Champion Flame Shield® Phenolic Conduit

Champion Flame Shield® Fiberglass Phenolic Conduit System holds its own in a number of environments, whether damp or dry, hot or cold. Featuring a high temperature rating, excellent corrosion resistance, a low coefficient of thermal expansion and low-smoke characteristics, this conduit is the No. 1 choice of surface-mounted electrical conduit for transit and passenger rail systems. The Flame Shield® fiberglass raceway system provides for improved system longevity and relief from stray eddy current issues common with some transit systems.

Selecting an Electrical Conduit Type

The right electrical conduit type for your project will depend on the application, type of installation (above ground or below ground), building codes, and environmental factors like corrosion, UV exposure, weather and safety concerns such as fire.

Electrical conduit is available in metallic and non-metallic materials, in flexible or rigid styles. Some of the more common rigid electrical conduit substrates used in industrial construction include:

  • Galvanized Rigid Conduit (GRC)
    This conduit is made from steel and provides impact resistance. It is used in industrial and commercial applications. It’s a long-time industry standard but very heavy and highly susceptible to corrosion.
  • Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT)
    EMT conduit is made of aluminum or steel typically with thinner walls and lighter than GRC. It is often used in residential projects.
  • Electrical Non-Metallic Tubing (ENT)
    EMT includes PVC conduit and is subject to “burn-through.” It is currently experiencing high-prices and delivery delays due to a worldwide shortage.
  • Fiberglass Conduit (RTRC)
    This electrical conduit is lightweight and durable, cost-competitive, and readily available. It is approved for use across many applications including data centers, utilities, and wastewater treatment.

Your Questions. Champion Fiberglass Answers.

Visit our FAQ resource to learn more about ease of installation, how fiberglass industrial conduit (RTRC) helps build savings, manufacturing, product specifics, and more.

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