5 Things You Need To Know about GI Conduit And It’s Accessoriesadmin
GI (Galvanised Iron) conduits are manufactured from superior quality mild steel using ultra-modern manufacturing units which results in formation of superior quality conduits with a very high durability. Galvanised Iron conduits have replaced the entire material used for plumbing and electrical pipes as it reduces the occurrence of rusts on inside out of the pipes. These products can be customized on the basis of requirements in different lengths and diameters. Mostly conduits are rigid but for some purposes flexible conduits are also used. Different companies from all over India manufacturers the wide range or products with incredible technical advancement at its core. Galvanised Iron conduits have a life expectancy of 50-70 years depending on the impurities on water and air. Durability of Galvanised iron conduits also varies with the thickness of the Zinc coating (G40 to 210) on the pipes.
Features of Galvanised Iron conduit and it’s accessories:
- Inherent low fire hazard product
Galvanised Iron conduits and it’s accessories acts as a resistance to fire as they are retardant to fire flames. GI conduits are halogens free and so, it does not promote any kind of toxicity and smoke. The GI conduits and accessories have Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of more than 32% and so, it has a very low tendency of smoke and tendency. These conduits exhibit compact designs with different varieties and long functional life enriched with unmatched performance.
- High mechanical strength
Galvanising the iron does not impact any of the properties of steel. Galvanised Iron has a high tendency to paintability which reduces the chances of any rusting. Due to this factor, Galvanised Iron Conduits are best suitable for water supplies as it prevents any kind of rusting. GI conduits have the ability to withstand the stress of physical forces. Nowadays, GI conduits are preferred mostly for cables and wire systems, as its ability to withstand several twists and bending is very high. GI conduits overall increase the capability of cables and wire systems to tolerate huge amounts of weight and longitudinal stress with minimal deformation or break.
- Highly flexible
GI conduits are also available with high flexibility to make the transmission of water, wire, and cables smooth and thereby minimize the chances of break. Flexible GI conduits are mostly used for underground wiring and cables transmission purposes. It comes with excellent finish of black which makes them even more lucrative which are well known as Galvanized hot dipped finished products. Imperial sizes of different accessories vary as per difference in design and material. But they widely rule over the global market for their excellent performance and valuable reasonable prices.
- Withhold high temperature
GI conduits and its accessories can withstand the temperature from -100°C to +300°C. Resisting high temperatures makes it best suitable for underground electric wire transmission and cables. Moreover they are easy to use and safe. GI conduits & accessories are applicable in wiring of high voltage installations. These highly demanded accessories are known for their rust free and lightweight features which makes them a great product to use for fitting accessories. Although more benefits of using these products are these products can be easily maintained because of their lower maintenance and repair cost due to its special properties.
- IP rating
IP rating is defined as an international standard EN60529, which determines the degree of protections implemented in the product and its accessories. IP rating of any electrical product defines the different protection levels of sealings against intrusion from foreign bodies. IP rating of GI conduits have an IP rating of 40, which means it has a protection against solid objects greater than 1mm size but there is no protection from moisture. However, external paint is used to resist for moisture.