Champion Duct® Conduit

Lightweight fiberglass conduit with unmatched versatility and strength.

Product Overview

Champion Duct®

Champion Duct® fiberglass conduit (RTRC) offers dependability through quality design and unmatched versatility. Below ground, concrete encased, underbridge – and almost anywhere in between – Champion Duct® delivers a range of benefits over other rigid conduit materials like PVC-coated steel, including ease of installation, fire and corrosion resistance, excellent impact resistance and more.

Champion Duct® Advantages

Champion Duct® Conduit offers the following benefits:

Expanded support spacing distances

  • Champion Fiberglass conduit’s UL Listed support spacing distances have doubled (and in some cases, tripled) for many conduit diameters
  • Includes Champion Duct® Standard Wall (SW), Medium Wall (MW) and Heavy Wall (HW) Conduit

Reliable savings

Better performance

  • Light weight adds to easier installation and savings
  • Low burn through
  • Impressive corrosion resistance
  • Ability to retain its shape after impact or compression
  • Withstands extreme conditions and temperatures
  • One of the lowest coefficients of friction of any in-market product
  • Will not melt or weld the wire to the inside of the conduit under fault conditions

Champion Duct® Industries

Champion Duct® has contributed to project success in the following industries:

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.

Transportation/Infrastructure

Transportation/Infrastructure

The infrastructure that keeps America moving relies on Champion Fiberglass conduit for maximum safety.

Utilities

Utilities

Champion keeps the power flowing with no-fault, no-burn-through conduit. Defends against human and animal threats.

Mining

Mining

Extreme environments demand durable, non-corrosive conduit solutions.

Champion Duct® Case Studies

These case studies demonstrate how lightweight-yet-strong Champion Duct® helps build savings and advanced clients’ objectives; see all case studies here.

Reagan National Airport Runway Pier

This pier lighting project demanded corrosion-resistant conduit strong enough for brackish saltwater as well as a product that could make a challenging water installation easier. Read how lightweight, durable fiberglass conduit saved time and money.

Pittsburgh’s Seventh Street Bridge

Pittsburgh’s Seventh Street Bridge

Pittsburgh’s Seventh Street/Andy Warhol Bridge was undergoing a major overhaul with one major request – custom conduit in the Aztec Yellow representing the city’s major sports franchises.

Niagra Falls Observatory

Niagara Falls Observatory

When engineers searched for a lightweight alternative to PVC-coated steel conduit, Champion Fiberglass fit the bill – and cut the project’s weight by over 30,600 lbs.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Nearly half of this national landmark’s existing wiring-housing conduit had degraded, leaving a two-mile area in need of a conduit that could stand up to the ambient environment.

Edwardsport IGCC Power Plant

Edwardsport IGCC Power Plant

Originally specified PVC SCH 80 conduit would require the extra purchase and installation of expensive concrete vaults. Champion Fiberglass conduit streamlined the installation and led to savings.

Intrepid Potash

Intrepid Potash

A planned facility expansion originally specified PVC-coated steel – until engineers realized lightweight Champion Fiberglass conduit offered corrosion resistance, ease of installation, and a light weight.

Fox Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant

Fox Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant

When the PVC coating on the rigid steel conduit in the facility’s waste pits began to separate, corrosion crept in. Champion Fiberglass provided custom solutions and an installation assist.

San Jacinto River Authority

San Jacinto River Authority

When engineers realized they could create a 71% savings by using Champion Fiberglass conduit over aluminum (without sacrificing project integrity or safety), project specifications were updated to enable a quick, easy installation.

Champion Duct® Engineering

Champion Duct® Conduit meets the following specifications and requirements.

UL and Other Listings

  • Standard Wall, Medium Wall, and Heavy Wall conduits are UL Listed for newly expanded support spacing distances
  • UL 2515 Listed for above-ground installations
  • UL 2420 Listed for below-ground installations
  • CSA listed per CSA-22.2 No 211.3-96 standards

Fiberglass conduit is listed in Article 12-200 of the CEC (Canadian Electrical Code) as Rigid RTRC Conduit.

You’ll find it listed in the NEC (National Electrical Code) in Article 355 as Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit.

Champion Fiberglass is a 100% digital facility that strives to meet environmental and system management requirements.

ISO 9001:2015

  • Champion Fiberglass has been ISO 9001-certified for over a decade and was recently re-certified for the most recent version, ISO 9001:2015.
  • The requirements of ISO 9001:2015 center on quality management systems.

ISO 14001:2015

  • Champion Fiberglass’s environmental management systems have attained the ISO 14001:2015 certification, the world’s premier environmental management principles.

Champion Duct® Installation and Estimation Guides

Conduit Calculator

Use the Champion Fiberglass Conduit Calculator to compare the installation and material costs of Champion Fiberglass conduit vs. aluminum, PVC-coated steel, GRC, and stainless steel conduits.

Champion Duct® Installation Videos

Field Cutting

Field Cutting

How to field cut Champion Fiberglass conduit, and how to prepare and make adhesive joints. You have four tool options: a handheld hacksaw with fine-tooth blade, a porta band saw, a chop saw with diamond-cutting blade or an abrasive cutter.

Bending Epoxy Conduit

Bending Epoxy Conduit

How to field bend Champion fiberglass conduit. You’ll need a PVC hot box, infrared digital thermometer, one-shot hydraulic conduit bender, a copy of the National Electrical Code Guidelines and the Champion Fiberglass catalog that comes with your fiberglass conduit.

Bonding Epoxy Video

Bonding Epoxy Conduit

How to make an adhesive connection for fiberglass conduit. You’ll need a metal spatula, adhesive gun, Champion Mix adhesive cartridge, mixing tip and 60 grit emery cloth.

Gasket Joint Video

Gasket Joint Insertion

How to insert conduit into a gasket joint connection. You’ll need a wooden block, mallet and water-based, wire-pulling lubricant.

Interference Gasket Joint Video

Interference and Gasket Joint Assembly

How to assemble the interference joint connection. Required tools include a wooden block, mallet and water-based, wire-pulling lubricant.

Interference and Adhesive Joint Assembly

Interference and Adhesive Joint Assembly

How to assemble the interference joint connection. Required tools include a wooden block, a mallet and adhesive.

Champion Duct® Conduit FAQs

FAQ: When should I use split duct conduit?

Champion Fiberglass offers split duct conduit for making field repairs when the cable cannot be removed. For more information on how and when to use split duct conduit, see our catalog.


FAQ: What elbow diameters/sizes are available for use with Champion Duct® conduit?

From ¾” to 12” and 11 1/4° to 90°, a full list can be found in our catalog, and larger radii can be supplied. All elbows are supplied with plain ends; we offer an assortment of transition and termination fittings that can be installed on our elbows.


FAQ: What kinds of joints are available, and how many will I need?

The Champion Duct® Joining System includes the Interference Joint, Straight Socket, Gasket Joint (Triple Seal), And Tight Lock Joint plus various sleeve couplings and adapters. For information on which joints to use by application, and National Electrical Code (NEC) guidelines, visit our catalog. Champion Fiberglass can advise you on your joint purchase in relation to your project specs.