Category: Electrical Conduits

Metallic vs. Non-Metallic Conduit

Wire and cable protection is vital for safe and effective applications. While various conduits can defend against wear and corrosion, some are better suited to specific projects and working environments. You can secure your wires and cable against water, heat, corrosion and intrusion damage with suitable conduit materials. Weighing the differences between metallic and non-metallic […]

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The Importance of Movable Conduit Clamps for the Rail Industry

Movable conduit cable clamps are essential for protecting railroad and rail vehicle wiring and cables, as well as employees, customers and cargo. With many moving parts, vibrations and tensions in railway vehicles, railroad clamps must withstand numerous environmental factors to relieve mechanical stress. Innovative conduit cable designs can enhance the functionality of cable clamps in […]

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Installing Conduits Outdoors

Safely running electrical wire outside requires knowing and following National Electric Code (NEC) guidelines for installation. Knowing the required steps will also make it easier for you to gather all the materials you need to reduce the time required for the conduit installation process. Using the right conduit can ensure protection against moisture and corrosion […]

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How to Bend Electrical Conduits

Electrical conduit protects wires running through walls or outside from the elements and provides extra protection for surrounding structures from the wires. Installing wire requires knowing how to bend electrical conduit. To do the job well, you’ll need extensive practice to learn and master various bends. Reviewing the basics periodically, regardless of your level of […]

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What Different Electrical Wire Colors Really Mean

Handling electrical wires can pose serious threats to both the layperson and the trained electrician, which is why it’s nothing short of critical to understand wire colorings. There are several wire identification standards that rely on color codes, and most industry professionals agree on what electrical wiring colors typically represent. These colors can clue you […]

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Calculating Conduit Fill Percentage

Conduits — any tube or trough that encases wires — protect against strain and wear from the elements. Electricians may want to stuff conduits, but overfilling can lead to unsafe installation. When running electrical cables and wires, it is essential to calculate the appropriate conduit fill to prevent conductor damage and meet national safety standards. […]

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EMI Shielding vs. Filtering for Electronics

As we surround ourselves with more and more electronic devices, we need to stay aware of electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMI can have consequences that range from a static-filled song on the radio to interruptions to advanced military and medical equipment. EMI plays a role in everything from the smartphone in your pocket and appliances in […]

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EMI Solutions for MRI Room Requirements 

The Food and Drug Administration approved magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machines for commercial sale in the 1980s, and by the end of the 1990s, more than 8,000 machines had conducted more than 20 million scans. While MRI machines are a noninvasive method for capturing 3-dimensional images of internal body tissue, electromagnetic interference, or EMI, can […]

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All Electrical Conduits Are Not Created Equal

All electrical industrial cable protection systems and conduits are not created equal. For decades, PVC-jacketed metallic conduits (otherwise known as liquidtight) have dominated most industries in the US market as a standard for cable protection applications, even though emerging technologies far outperform them in many aspects. Conversely, the European market has not used PVC-jacketed metallic […]

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