Applications. Steel conduit protects electrical conductors against mechanical and electrical damage and provides excellent grounding for Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) that could hurt the performance of nearby computers and other electronic equipment.
THE BENEFITS OF STEEL CONDUIT:
- Simple installation
- EMI shielding
- System grounding
- Physical and mechanical protection
- Chemical compatibility with concrete
- Fire resistance
- Impact resistance
- Lower life-cycle costs
- Manufactured for long life
- The quickest and most efficient changeover or upgrading of electrical circuits
- Non-combustibility which inhibits the spread of fire
- Fully recyclable
Steel conduit provides the best protection for wiring sophisticated control systems.
EMI is an issue that should be considered in planning new facilities where sophisticated electronic and mechanical equipment will be operated.
Steel conduits can reduce EMF by as much as 95%. By comparison, aluminium conduit can reduce EMF by just 10%. Non-metallic conduit is ineffective in reducing field levels.
While some designers attempt to save their clients money by basing the selection of a wiring system only on initial cost, that approach fails to capitalise on steel conduits significant long-term advantages, one of which is not having to retrofit to provide EMI shieldings.
Temperature Range -50C to 300C.
Relevant Standards AS/NZS 2053:7.
Thread BS Standard pitch 1.5mm.