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Liquid-Tight Flexible Conduits

You want the best protection on the market for your wiring. Engineered to withstand even the most challenging industrial environments, liquid-tight flexible conduits from AerosUSA are resilient, adaptable and available in metallic and non-metallic options to fit a variety of industries and applications.

Today’s working environments are fast-paced and focused on efficiency. As a result, there are many benefits to using liquid-tight flexible conduits for cable and wire protection. Flexible tubing is ideal for challenging setups in tight areas, allowing for tight bends and quick adjustment to maximize your economy of space. AerosUSA supplies galvanized steel liquid-tight flexible conduits in addition to non-metallic PVC and Polyamide options, so you never have to compromise on protection.

AerosUSA has customers in some of the world’s most demanding industries. Whether you’re working on HVAC setupsoffshore rigs or rail and transit systems, you want products you can rely on. From liquid-tight conduit to cable chains, AerosUSA offers only the highest level of product quality.

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Types of Liquid-Tight Flexible Conduits

Liquid-tight conduits are available in various options to meet the needs of different applications. Liquid-tight conduits are often categorized into two groups — metallic and non-metallic.

Metallic liquid-tight flexible conduits tend to be more expensive than their non-metallic counterparts. Metal conduits offer excellent protection against pests, extreme temperatures and even fire. A popular metallic conduit is the liquid-tight flexible metal conduit (LFMC). LFMCs provide flexibility while still protecting against moisture. This makes LFMCs suitable for many applications, including hazardous areas.

Meanwhile, non-metallic liquid-tight flexible conduits are lighter weight, more affordable, more flexible and more corrosion resistant. The most popular non-metallic conduit is the liquid-tight flexible non-metallic conduit (LFNC). An LFNC is made of PVC with a smooth outer and inner surface. This conduit is commonly used in ventilation, heating, air conditioning and power plants.

Many different conduit options are available within these two categories. Explore the various options offered at AerosUSA, or reach out to our team for expert guidance.

What Is the Difference Between FMC and FMT Conduits?

Along with LFMCs and LNFCs, there are also flexible metal conduits (FMC) and flexible metal tubing (FMT). FMCs and LFMCs are very similar — however, FMCs are not designed to be waterproof. LFMCs have an additional plastic coating that makes them water-tight. So, when choosing between LFMCs or FMCs, LFMCs are the better choice for moisture protection.

Unlike FMCs, FMTs are waterproof. However, FMTs are technically not considered conduits but rather a raceway. FMTs are still excellent for enclosing wiring. FMTs can be used for various applications and allow easier access to the wiring once installed if needed.

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Liquid-Tight Flexible Conduit Applications

Ideal for cable management and protection around corners, liquid-tight flexible metal conduits use robust PVC to create both a sheath and a rigid spiral reinforcement. This reinforcement gives the conduit an element of crush resistance, while the exterior sheath offers PVC’s waterproof protection. Capable of repelling water, chemicals, oil, acids and bases, non-metallic PVC and polyamide flexible conduits shield cables from corrosion and liquid damage while maintaining flexibility for tight spaces.

Liquid-tight metal flexible conduit employs the same liquid and waterproof features of PVC with a rugged galvanized steel core for better crush resistance. As a result, it can withstand the rigors of the harshest industrial environments. This interior armor also decreases the chance of kinking, adding another layer of protection to support long cable life.

Customers frequently use our liquid-tight conduit in the following applications:

  • Electrical raceways and ductwork
  • Elevators
  • HVAC installations
  • Data centers
  • Cell towers
  • Wastewater processing
  • Petrochemical processing
  • High wear, high-stress production and processing machinery

However, liquid-tight flexible conduits are ideal for any application dealing with the following issues or environments:

  • Wet or moist environments: Liquid-tight flexible conduits protect wires and cables from water or moisture. This protection provides increased safety to customers and employees while also extending the cable’s life and preventing electrical failures. Some examples of a wet or moist environment include water management facilities, car washes and food and beverage processing plants.
  • Exposure to corrosive elements: Certain applications may leave wires and cables exposed to corrosive elements that can deteriorate them. With liquid-tight flexible conduits, cables and wires are better protected from these harmful substances. Some specific applications include chemical facilities and HVAC units.
  • External exposure: Wiring and cables located outside face unique challenges such as extreme temperatures, sun exposure, moisture and other outdoor environment elements. Liquid-tight conduits help protect wiring from these damaging elements that may cause breakage or damage.
  • Dusty or dirty areas: Dust may seem harmless, but it can lead to short circuits and faulty equipment. Liquid-tight flexible conduits add a layer of protection against dust, dirt and other debris.

AerosUSA provides both metal-core and non-metallic liquid-tight flexible conduits in various sizes to fit the specific needs of various applications.

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Liquid Tight Conduits

AerosUSA supplies specialized Metallic and Non-metallic conduits for the U.S. industrial market. Our wire and cable protection products have earned the reputation for high quality performance, reliability and durability for even the harshest industrial environments. These products are used more extensively in many new and retrofit applications where the use of metallic or liquid tight products are necessary.

Liquid Tight conduits are generally manufactured using galvanized steel with a PVC sheathing. These conduits are approved to UL 360 and are approved for use in applications in accordance to NEC regulations.

Approved to UL 1660, AerosUSA nonmetallic conduits offer exceptional cable protection for environments in which the introduction of metal may impact operations. High impact Polyamide conduits are solid, strong, lightweight, and resist breaks and cracks.

Advantages of Liquid-Tight Flexible Conduit

With so many industries relying on digital solutions for inventory and automation, cable and wire protection is critical, especially in areas subject to frequent exposure to liquids. PVC repels water as well as oil, chemicals, acids and bases without breaking down. Liquid-tight conduit is capable of shielding cable from almost any element. Its resistance to bleach makes it well-suited for food processing and environments requiring frequent sterilization.

The temperature range of PVC is minus 58 to 140 degrees when wet, which ensures positive performance in many environments. For more rigid protection, our metallic liquid-tight conduit options offer the same exterior defense against liquids with the added strength of a galvanized steel shell inside. Since our liquid-tight conduit is suitable for direct burial, this additional rigidity protects underground cables for long service life.

Available in sizes from 3/8 inches to 2 inches, liquid-tight plastic conduits are suitable for a wide variety of jobs. Request our liquid-tight conduit size chart to determine the best option for your specific needs. Our expert team has extensive industry experience and will be happy to help.

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The Benefits of Purchasing From AerosUSA

Our wire and cable protection products have earned a reputation for high-quality performance, reliability and durability for even the harshest industrial environments. These products are used more extensively in many new and retrofit applications where metallic or liquid-tight products are necessary.

Liquid-tight conduits are generally manufactured using galvanized steel with a PVC sheathing. These conduits are approved to UL 360 and for use in applications in accordance with NEC regulations.

Approved to UL 1660, AerosUSA non-metallic conduits offer exceptional cable protection for environments in which the introduction of metal may impact operations. High impact Polyamide conduits are solid, strong, lightweight and resist breaks and cracks.

Choose AerosUSA for All of Your Conduit Needs

At AerosUSA, we deliver practical expertise, exceptional service and uncompromising product quality. Our product lines provide superior performance in harsh, hazardous and high-production environments. Conduits from AerosUSA are cost-effective and economical, offering reliable and durable performance. Additionally, our products meet international industry and regulatory standards, including UL and CSA.

At AerosUSA, our staff is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to superior customer service. Whatever the size of your order, you can expect quick responses, rapid delivery and high-performance products to meet all your cable protection needs. Contact us online or call us at 717-238-1444 for a liquid-tight conduit size chart or to speak with our technical experts about which product will best suit your available space and required level of protection.