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What is the difference between RMC conduit and IMC conduit?

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What is the difference between RMC conduit and IMC conduit?

A conduit system is generally classified on the material used to make mechanical inertia, tubing, and wall thickness. The material is selected for corrosion resistance and automatic protection after taking into account the factor.


In unsafe areas where prior approval is required, it is necessary to clearly follow some special guidelines for wiring equipment. The following are the types of conduit for residential and commercial lighting.


Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC):

RMC stands for Hard Metal Conduit Heavyweight Galvanized Steel. Which are installed using threaded fittings. Commonly taken in outdoor use to provide damage and protection. It is also important to provide structural support, especially for electrical panels, cables, and other equipment. RMC is only available for sale in lengths of 10 to 20 feet. And there must be threads on both ends of it.


This conduit is considered to be one of the most expensive alternatives for electrical wiring in the market. However, it does offer added power and durability which is a huge plus.


Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC):

It is known from its name that the wall of this conduit is thinner than RMC and thicker than EMT. Similarly, the weight of this conduit also comes between RMC and EMT. This metal conductor is threadable but can also be un-threaded and can be used with clamp-type fittings. IMCs are usually made of steel and can also be coated.


The difference between RMC conduit and IMC conduit is clear to everyone through the above introduction. Electrical conduit is a new type of pipe, which has a good protective effect on wires and is often used in corrosive environments such as strong acid and alkali. If you have any questions, you can consult our online customer service.

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