White Papers

Download the free white paper content below. These in-depth explorations of the benefits and commonly encountered questions around fiberglass conduit are designed to fuel better decision making – please contact us with any further questions.

Champion Fiberglass vs PVC-Coated steel Whitepaper

Champion Fiberglass vs. PVC-Coated Steel

Abstract

Conduit, built to route and safeguard electrical cabling and infrastructure, is often an afterthought when it comes to overall project specification. Conventional conduits are fashioned from a common plastic called Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), steel or steel that is coated in PVC. In recent decades, project owners, engineers and contractors have sought to optimize project economics, streamline installation and ensure long-term performance, adopting fiberglass conduit for an increasing number of industrial and commercial installations. As hundreds of projects in the field have revealed, this modification in material specification has resulted in a significant overall impact to project and facility economics.

Champion Fiberglass Phenolic Conduit White Paper

UL2196: The Next Generation Fire Resistive Cables and Phenolic Conduit

Abstract

In June 2012, UL learned of compatibility issues when Classified Fire-Resistive Cables were installed in systems where zinc was used as in interior coating in steel conduits, raceways and other system components. At the high temperatures the zinc coating vaporizes and interacts with the copper conductor creating a brass alloy. Brass melts at a lower temperature which compromises the integrity of the electrical system causing pre-mature failure.

Champion Fiberglass FAQ White Paper

How Fiberglass Conduit Advances Performance and Savings vs. Traditional Conduit Materials

Abstract

Fiberglass conduit (also known as RTRC, or Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit) is designed to optimize savings while offering benefits unmatched by traditional conduit materials. Discover how project owners, engineers, and contractors across industries are enhancing installation success through the use of this lightweight yet-strong conduit, and how it builds positive long-term project results and savings.

Expanded RTRC Support Spacing Distances Increase Savings Over GRC

Abstract

Champion Fiberglass RTRC conduit systems utilize UL Listed extended support spans — with low labor costs, according to the NECA Manual of Labor Units — to provide a more cost-efficient conduit system than GRC or PVC-coated rigid steel conduit systems.

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