What can flexible conduits be used for?

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Searching for conduit can be time-consuming – especially if you don’t know much about the different types available. Here’s a quick guide to make the selection process easier.

Only heard good things about flexible conduit? It’s no surprise given their versatility, resistance and ease of installation. But what exactly can they be used for? And more importantly, could they be of benefit to you?

Wiring Accessories

5 key uses of flexible conduit:

  • Protect wires against damage

Flexible conduit systems are generally used to encase wires, helping to reduce the risks of electrical hazards, such as electrocution. Liquid-tight conduits, for instance, are covered in a watertight plastic coating that in combination with the IP67 rated liquid-tight fittings, protects cables against water damage. This type of flexible conduit is best used for outdoor applications.

Flexible conduits are also an excellent choice if you’re worried pets may chew through cables, providing a protective barrier.

  • Flexible cable management

Wires can easily become tangled – making it difficult for you to see which leads where. But this needn’t be the case. At Flex-It, we supply a range of flexible metallic conduits (FMCs) which allow you to keep wires safely organised and in one place. This can save people from tripping over and injuring themselves, the wrong wires being unplugged – and a lot of time and frustration!

Our conduit is available in a choice of diameters, lengths and colours – making flexible cable management easy.

  • Commercial and industrial environments

Most flexible conduit systems are suitable for commercial buildings, including underground car parks. Conduits, like the C-series – PVC covered steel range, are ideal for dynamic and static applications in commercial and industrial environments. They have the strength to protect wires whilst still being flexible and have a PVC jacket which provides a degree of weatherproofing.

  • High temperature applications

Typical installations of flexible conduit include lighting and underfloor heating to high temperature applications that require continuous flexing. We supply the B-series – plain galvanised steel range which is specially designed for such applications, offering high mechanical strength and low fire hazard. They even have a temperature range of -50°C to +300°C.

  • Public areas

In areas where public safety is a priority, flexible conduit can provide you with the peace of mind you need. The C-series – LSOH covered steel range meets European guidelines for toxic gas emissions and smoke density in the event of a fire–making it the conduit of choice for train stations, bus stations, hospitals, shopping centres and other public areas.

Great for demanding applications, such as air conditioning, communication, fire alarm systems and lighting, the D-series – liquid tight metallic range guarantees durability and safety for the public too.

We also have access to a range of London Underground approved flexible conduits as well as FDA food safe conduits.

Need to know more about our fantastic range of flexible conduit and its uses? Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01530 812 195, or drop us an email at sales@flex-it.co.uk, and we’ll happily share our expertise.

What Can Flexible Conduits Be Used For FAQs

There are two main types of flexible conduits – metal and non-metal. The one you need will depend on the environment where your cables will be routed and the installation method.

Both types provide the same level of protection for your cables, but usually, metallic conduits – such as the B-series, F-series, or SS-series – are more suited to dry, indoor locations. While their non-metallic counterparts – like the H or R-series, for example – are better suited to outdoor and underground applications, thanks to their ability to withstand harsher conditions.

Whichever conduit you choose, it’s sure to be the perfect addition to your wiring system and provide unmatched protection for all of your cables.

Still struggling to choose the perfect flexible conduit?

Give us a call or send us an email for expert advice today!

Conduits come in many different forms, which means that they require different fittings.

While most conduit accessories are there to make tricky installations a bit easier, this isn't to say that you need to purchase them.

One accessory which is an absolute must, however, is a compatible coupler to ensure a seamless circuit.

Our metallic and plastic conduit couples are available in a variety of lengths – from 16mm to 50mm – so you’re bound to find the perfect match for your project.

For further details about the flexible conduit accessories we supply here at Flex It or our expert recommendations for your project, contact our team today!

The price you’ll pay for flexible conduits depends on a couple of different factors, including:

• The type of conduit you choose (metallic, non-metallic, etc)

• The size you need.

At Flex-It, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the highest-quality flexible conduits at some of the most affordable prices on the market.

Just because our prices are more affordable doesn’t mean that we make any sacrifices to the quality of our products, though. Whenever you shop flexible conduits with us, you can be confident that you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

Got questions about pricing? Want to place an order for your very own flexible conduits?

Give our sales team a call on 01530 812 195, or click the ‘enquire now’ button to the right of your screen to send us a message.

Since opening our doors in 1995, we’ve been providing our customers with the highest quality flexible conduit systems and unmatched customer service.

As a small family-run business, we’re immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built for ourselves. Having worked with a selection of some of the most high-profile businesses across the country – including Buckingham Palace, the National Portrait Gallery, and GCHQ – we think it speaks for itself.

Why not join them in becoming one of our many happy customers?

To place an order or to find out more about our range of flexible conduits, email us at sales@flex-it.co.uk and one of our specialists will be in touch with you shortly.

We look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about how we can help!

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