Stainless Steel conduit offers many advantages over stainless ‘pipe’.
‘Pipe’ is sold in inconsistent, undetermined lengths and often ranges from 19’ to 21’ in length. A single bundle of pipe typically will have varied pipe lengths, presenting unnecessary challenges when planning and laying out a conduit run.
Calbrite Stainless Steel conduit is provided in industry standard 10’ lengths, with a UL Listed coupling, and can also be provided in any custom length requested up to 20’, all while maintaining its compliancy to applicable industry standards.
‘Pipe’ is sold as non-threaded, or plain-end, which requires every piece to be cut and threaded on the job site. Calbrite Stainless Steel conduit is manufactured to pre-cut, pre-threaded, and pre-coupled UL approved lengths and dimensions.
‘Pipe’ is unpolished, dull and often has mill markings (on the surface).
Calbrite Stainless Steel conduit utilizes a unique and original finishing process. The result is a UL listed finished conduit providing greater corrosion resistance, easier visual inspection, and product identification.
Stainless Steel conduit is recommended when corrosive applications exceed the limitations of PVC conduit, Aluminum conduit, Galvanized Rigid conduit, and PVC-coated conduit. In addition, the ease of installation of stainless steel conduit reduces the need for labor-intensive installation procedures and complicated maintenance and repair issues that are inherent with PVC-coated conduit systems.
Calbrite Stainless Steel conduit and conduit fittings meet all of the regulatory requirements of UL, ANSI, and NEC, and are available in GRC, EMT, IMC, and flex conduit—bare as well as coated:
Calbrite Stainless Steel EMT conduit and fittings combine strength with ductility, providing a lightweight and easy-to-handle conduit assembly.
Stainless Steel threaded and non-threaded IMC is often specified in corrosive environments where it is subjected to harsh chemical treatments or wash-downs due to its lighter weight, precise tolerances, and ease of installation.
For protecting electronic/electrical wires and cable in applications consisting of motion and vibration, look to Calbrite Flexible Stainless Steel conduit and, for those damp environments, Calbrite offers a NEMA 4X approved coated stainless steel flexible conduit.