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July 16, 2020

How Tough is Champion Fiberglass Conduit?


 

 
How Tough is Champion Fiberglass Conduit?

Lightweight Champion Fiberglass Conduit Offers Project Solutions in Challenging Environments

Don’t let the term “lightweight” fool you. Some folks might associate “lightweight” with weak. But when talking electrical conduit, lightweight fiberglass conduit is anything but. Yes, it is possible to be a strong lightweight. Here’s how lightweight Champion Fiberglass conduit is tough and durable to protect cabling in a variety of harsh environments.

Champion Fiberglass conduit is lighter than most conduits including PVC SCH 40 and 80, galvanized rigid steel conduit, PVC-coated steel conduit and aluminum conduit. It’s tough and durable in terms of offering corrosion resistance, ability to retain shape after compression and withstand extreme temperatures. Allow us to expound upon some challenging scenarios in which our conduit excels.

Transit tunnels that move people demand a fire-proof conduit solution that emits zero smoke and halogens for safety. And Champion Fiberglass manufactures a conduit for just that reason. Champion Flame Shield™ phenolic conduit has been tested and can withstand temperatures of 1850° F for two hours.

How many lightweight conduits can stop bullets and stand up to chemical plant environments? Champion Haz Duct™ XW conduit is designed to handle ultra hazardous environments like wastewater treatment plants. This conduit has also been shown to stop a .22 caliber bullet from a distance of 20 feet. This makes it an excellent choice for high-impact areas and special applications like port authority and utilities. It is approved by the National Electrical Code (NEC) for Class I, Division 2 applications in the U.S. and by the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) for Zone 1, Division 2 installations.

While our phenolic and HazDuct™ conduit are specialty solutions, Champion Duct™ is our most versatile product. It’s used in applications from bridges to tunnels to data centers. It is corrosion resistant to over 70 chemicals, and also impact resistant.

Compared to other conduits, Champion Fiberglass offers the light weight of PVC, all the strength of aluminum and steel conduit, but with unparalleled strength and durability in challenging environments.

 

Visit our case study page to read real-life examples about how our conduit has contributed to project success in a variety of applications.

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