Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) is rapidly becoming the conduit of choice for outstanding performance and ease of installation in a variety of demanding environments. The ‘FireSafe’ system is manufactured using phenolic resins which provide unrivaled protection in a fire and is the perfect choice for critical electrical supply.
Fire critical areas (FireSafe Conduit)
High moisture & marine applications
2. FRP Conduit advantages
ATS Fiberglass and ‘FireSafe’ Phenolic Conduit is available in standard (SW) and extra heavy (XW) wall thicknesses and is approved for above and below ground applications.
Averaging less than 1/10th the weight of steel allows for faster installation and up to 3 times greater spacing between hangars.
ATS Conduit is non-conductive and will not melt, weld or fuse in the event of a cable fuse/ ground. Fire resistance
AST ‘FireSafe’ conduit will not support combustion and is in conformance with NFPA 130 & 502 and has a class 1 flame and smoke spread index (ASTM E84) allowing for surface mounting with no additional protection.
ATS Conduit does not release toxic halogens when exposed to fire.
While not bendable in the field, AST conduit is available in a full range of standard bends, sweep and offsets and custom radius can be supplied.
Available in sizes from ¾” – 8” and above
Low Coefficient of Friction
A low CoF of 0.38 reduces pulling time and loads and the conduit will not ‘burn through’ during aggressive pulling.
The lightweight yet structural conduit and precise fit connecting systems allow for a faster installation and reduced heavy equipment.
The conduit can be easily field cut and attached
ATS Conduit is highly resistant to corrosive and aggressive chemical attack including acids, alkali, salt water and pulling lubricants.
Wide Temperature Range
ATS conduit can operate continuously in temperatures ranging from -40°F–>500°F
Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Fewer expansion joints are required due to a low CTE
Adhesively Bonded Joints
All connections are adhesively bonded to provide high strength and watertight attachments and also eliminate debris
NEMA 4X Style boxes and enclosures
All enclosures, boxes and pulling boxes are compatible with NEMA 4X standards ● Non-conductive hardware mounting plates are available
ATS conduit can be connected with a proprietary ‘T Collar’ for seamless, low friction connections or can be supplied with a ‘bell’ connection on one end.
Custom collars are available for attaching conduit to enclosures
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL):
UL 2515 tandard for Safety – Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings
UL 2515A upplemental Requirements for Extra Heavy Wall Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings
UL 2420 tandard for Safety – Belowground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):
D 256-06a tandard Test Method for Determining the Izod Pendulum Resistance of Plastics
D 638-08 tandard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D 648-07 tandard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Direction
D 5025-05 tandard Specification for Laboratory Burner used for Small Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials.
E-84-12c tandard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
E 136-12 tandard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C .
G 151-06 tandard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in accelerated Test Devices that use Laboratory Light Sources.
G 153-04 tandard practice for Operating Enclose Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetalli Materials.
G 155-05a tandard practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA 130 tandard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
TC 14-2002 tandard for Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and fittings