4 Advantages of PVC Coated Flexible Conduitadmin
PVC Coated Flexible Conduit are basically a braided GI flexible conduit coated with polyvinyl chloride which secures the conduit wire by forming a weather proof environment to the pipe that helps in resisting water, alkaline, oil, and acid. PVC coated flexible conduit is used for multiple purposes both commercial and industrial. In certain places mechanical coated protection is required for wires and so, PVC coated flexible wire is used. It is designed in a shape of square lock of steel with a uniform thickness and width formed by dipping it in a hot galvanized steel. Usage of PVC coated flexible conduits helps the steel inside it to increase its overall durability. PVC flexible conduits are majorly used in electric and electronic industry as it is tough and flexible even after repetitive bending and turns. Following are the major advantages of PVC coated flexible conduit:
In old days, steel used was used for major transmissions due to its strength but due to rusting, it loses its strength and performance and so, PVC coated conduits were used in order to increase the overall durability of steel wire and give a better performance on comparison to a general metal conduits. By increasing the overall durability of metal wires, the PVC coated flexible conduits directly cut down the overall costs required for repair of general flexible metal conduits.
PVC coated flexible conduits are also capable for resisting oil, water, acid, and alkali which increases the capability of internal steel wire to withstand different circumstances and provide a stable performance. Plasticizer is used in PVC due to which it helps in resisting any kind of shrinkage by controlling the dimensional hardening or softening. The plasticizer content in PVC conduits helps in resisting the contraction and expansion due to change in temperature.
In many cases, pipes catch fire easily and get damage from inside and also, create a difficult situation for people to identify the fault point in the wire. However, by using PVC coated flexible conduit from outside eliminates the chances of occurring fire inside wire. The Rohs property of PVC conduit enables it to turn out as a good fireproof material and thereby, resist fire occurrence. The PVC conduits contains 50% of chlorine which on burning sensation forms hydrogen chloride gas that slows down the combustion reaction and thereby, resist burning progress. PVC flexible conduits releases very less combustion heat on comparison to other wire coated materials and thereby, contributes in lowering down the spread of fire.
PVC flexible conduits is designed in such manner that it provides a smoother surface from both inner and outer surface. On comparison with other plastic and metal coated conduits, PVC conduits has smooth clearance inside out which develops a convenient environment for wires in turnings and bending. Smooth surface also allows individuals to easily put the wires inside the conduit and also it is easily removed whenever there’s a requirement of replacement. PVC flexible conduits also has an attractive appearance due to smoother surface from outside.