Types of Fire Conduit

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Types of Fire Conduit
Conduits that are fireproof make the best kind of electrical protection. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Conduits are piping systems designed and manufactured to conceal and safeguard electrical wiring. They can be made of a variety of material, including iron, plastic, metal and clay. In order to truly protect one's electric wiring, it's beneficial to use conduits that are fireproof so that in case of fire, the wired circuits can continue to be operational. Several such conduits available on the market should be endorsed by anyone who sees fire protection as a legitimate concern.

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Sprague Conduits

Sprague conduits are a form of electrical circuit protection made of durable, flame-resistant iron pipes. They're engineered with an insulated lining designed to protect the interior from flames and excessive heat.

Fireproof PVC Conduits

In recent times, PVC pipe has become a popular form of conduit material; there are kinds of PVC that are perfectly fireproof. They're designed for a hefty environment and ideal for the interior and exterior of structures. They're non-conducting and self-extinguishing, and also firm and rugged so they don't crack or bend.

The Galvanized Iron Conduit

The galvanised iron conduit consists of iron pipe enlarged and then electrically galvanised, internally and externally. It's usually built thick enough so that it can be threaded with a large amount of wiring. This kind is predominantly intended for large business or commercial buildings, those with higher demands for electricity.

Greenfield Conduit

The Greenfield conduit is shaped like a steel coil, with a beaded, ridged covering. It's available in a variety of diameters. It can be cut with a hacksaw. It's very flexible and easy to move and reattach, and is often used at construction sites.

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