How to Use Flexible Conduits

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If your business premises feature multiple appliances or pieces of equipment that must be connected to a power outlet by way of wires or cables, it’s vital that you adhere thoroughly to health and safety regulations in order to prevent damage, trips or falls or even electrocution.

This should involve the careful organising and securing of all loose cables and wiring systems. You should consider the use of flexible conduits in order to do this. But how are flexible conduits used, and what part might they play in the safety and functionality of your work spaces?

In this article, the specialist team at Flex-It explain a little more about what these highly practical items are and the most effective and popular ways to install them.

What are Flexible Conduits?

A conduit is a tube or hose designed to encase wiring and cabling, grouping it correctly, keeping it where it needs to be and preventing damage, tangling, trip hazards and other health and safety risks.

Flexible conduits offer additional practical features, in that the main body of the tube is usually corrugated or braided and flexible – allowing the conduit to be manipulated into a variety of shapes in order to direct cabling to and from the correct locations.

There are a range of conduit types available, including metallic conduits – available in plain galvanised steel, PVC covered steel, Low Smoke Zero Halogen covered steel, liquid-tight metallic, steel overbraided or stainless steel.

There are also non-metallic conduits in spiral reinforced and extra HD spiral reinforced PVC, PA6 and split PA6 corrugated nylon and corrugated polypropylene – again, with a split alternative.

This variety of options allows customers to select a conduit that will operate under almost any conditions, from extremes of temperature to a range of weathers and environments.

How are Flexible Conduits Used?

Conduits of this kind are usually mounted on external wall surfaces or placed under floors in crawl spaces or above ceilings in attics or voids.

To keep them in place, we highly recommend utilising the specialist fasteners available from Flex-It, as their quality and durability has been tried and tested by our team time and time again.

For extra efficiency and safety, when securing your flexible conduit to a surface, use one of the sophisticated and straightforward screwless fastening systems from Schnabl.

With the ability to withstand torque forces of up to 40kg and the capacity to firmly hold conduits in place under almost any kind of pressure or tension, these systems involve very little effort to install and will stand the test of time, keeping all of your cables and wires as safe as possible.

For further details on the selection of conduits and fittings offered by Flex-It, simply browse our product range today or get in touch with our team either by calling 01530 812195 or via email at

We’ll be very happy to assist you and to provide any help, guidance or advice you may require.

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