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Steel conduit has been in use as a “raceway system” for electrical conductors since the early 1900s. Steel conduit and tubing is the most resilient, most protective, and most durable electrical raceway available. No matter what type of electrical project you are working on, there is a solution in steel conduit and tubing that will provide value for years to come.
Types of Steel Conduit & Tubing
The basic types of steel raceways in use today are steel rigid metal conduit (RMC), intermediate metal conduit (IMC) and electrical metallic tubing (EMT). The strength of steel makes galvanized steel rigid conduit, intermediate metal conduit and electrical metallic tubing the wiring methods recognized as providing superior mechanical protection to the enclosed wire conductors.
Benefits of Steel Conduit
As buildings get more complex, the National Electric Code® (NFPA 70) places more restrictions on more wiring methods — but steel conduit is still allowed everywhere.
Most Resilient & Sustainable
Long-lasting and highly recyclable, steel conduit demonstrates the greatest resiliency and is the most sustainable raceway option.
Most Flexible & Affordable
As buildings change and expand over time, other wiring solutions have to be removed and reinstalled — but steel conduit can be reused again and again.
Durability of Steel Conduit & Tubing
Today’s buildings are designed for life spans of 50 to 80 years — and steel conduit and EMT lasts at least that long, making it the essential component of modern electrical systems. Additionally, because physical impact and corrosive elements don’t compromise its integrity, steel conduit retains its ability to protect against electromagnetic interference (EMI) over time.
You can feel confident with steel conduit for many reasons. Not only does steel conduit protect conductors against a wide range of physical risks, but it delivers a variety of business benefits, too.