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Why is rigid aluminum conduit an excellent substitute for rigid steel conduit?

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Why is rigid aluminum conduit an excellent substitute for rigid steel conduit?

Introduction of rigid aluminum conduit

Aluminum conduit is available in rigid and flexible configurations for use in a number of applications. Aluminum is a useful alloy for Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT), to protect wiring runs in a variety of electrical installations. Because it can be readily bent on-site to specific radius and directions, EMT aluminum conduit is also a popular material in commercial industrial buildings.

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Advantages of rigid aluminum conduit

Rigid aluminum conduit is an excellent replacement for rigid steel conduit in virtually all locations and applications, providing a per-foot cost savings of 10-40%, labor savings of 35-75%, 1/3 the weight and easier fabrication in the field compared to rigid steel conduit.


Rigid aluminum conduit is the preferred material in commercial and industrial applications where large amounts of water or other corrosive elements may be present. In addition to its non-magnetic non-sparking qualities, aluminum conduit can also easily be covered with corrosion resistant oxide film or anodized, to provide additional protection against oxidation from exposure to harsh elements. For all these reasons and more, EMT conduit has also seen increased usage in residential construction over the past several years.


The comprehensive line of rigid aluminum conduit and EMT aluminum conduit produced by Lonwow's is suitable for a wide range of applications. Utilizing high purity 6063 aluminum alloy T-1 temper and available in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 6", our conduit is code compliant.


With material savings of 10% to 20% per foot compared to rigid steel conduit and lighter weight, our aluminum conduit provides the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. Easily fabricated in the field, Lonwow's rigid aluminum conduit can also provide labor savings of 35% to 75%. With better corrosion resistance that prevents rust and unsightly discoloration.

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