Our BreathSaver® XW Conduit System products are UL Certified against UL 2196 - 2-Hour Fire rating for both vertical and horizontal installations when installed with Lifeline® RHW-2 cables per FHIT 25C of Prysmian.
FRE Composites is the only fiberglass conduit system manufacturer to be 2-Hour CERTIFIED under UL 2196 both for vertical and horizontal installations.
This is once again being: First in the Field®.
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Extra heavy Wall (XW) conduit
Conduit built for hazardous locations, subject to physical damage locations (Class1 Division 2). Every product shall have a nominal wall thickness of 0.250” or 6.4mm.
IPS (Iron Pipe Size)
Dimensional standard widely utilized in North America for both metallic (such as RMC, EMT, IMC) and Rigid Non metallic (RTRC, PVC and HDPE) electrical conduit. This trade size has established its Outside Diameter as the constant value.
Split conduit (Patented design)
Section of fiberglass conduit cut completely on its longitudinal axis while being hinged at 180° to the longitudinal cut. It can be opened and closed, allowing its installation over existing cables to protect them without having to remove them. The original Split conduit invention was issued to General Electric of Canada (CGE), our former parent company, under U.S. Patent No. 4175593 and Canadian Patent No. 1043277
Thermoplastic strip utilized to seal the split side of a split conduit.
Thermoplastic strip utilized to seal the hinged side of a split conduit.
Oversized section (12” or 305 mm in length) of straight conduit used to repair a damage section of a conduit.
Non-watertight fitting allowing for vertical and horizontal movements (±3°) of the raceway.
Skew Wobble coupling
Non-watertight fitting allowing for vertical and horizontal movements (±7.5°) of the raceway.
O-Ring Expansion Joint
Section of conduit including a deep socket unthreaded female section and a gasketed male section of conduit. It is designed to accommodate the thermal expansion and contraction of long sections of straight conduit resulting from ambient temperature variation. This guarantees the water tightness of the joint and no dislocation of the fitting.
O-Ring Expansion/Deflection Joint
Similar to O-Ring expansion joint described above, but designed to accommodate slight vertical changes in the direction of the incoming conduit by means of a flexible neoprene sleeve located at the exit of the expansion joint.
Hangers (Intermediate or Anchored)
Corrosion protected metallic supports utilized to hang conduit raceways in above ground installations.
KEY TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS
Weight percent of glass fiber present in the conduit, as % of total weight.
Distance between conduit supports which varies based on the selected cable weight and conduit trade size.
Deformation of conduit due to the weight of the cable installed inside it. Deflection is a function of the diameter and weight of the cables, and of the distance between conduit supports. Measured in inches.
Coefficient of thermal expansion
Ratio representing the change in linear dimension of a section of conduit resulting from changes in temperature (delta T°).
Coefficient of friction
Ratio of the force tending to maintain contact between two surfaces and the force which opposes the sliding of the surfaces one along the other.
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