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What is Conduit Tubing?

Conduit tubing is made from a harder and thicker plastic than the other types of tubing, making it the toughest material available to protect wire and cable. It is mainly used to protect wire and cable being used in hazardous areas but can be found in automotive applications.

Conduit tubing is damage-resistant, can be made liquid-tight, and is available with a split down the middle for easy access to the wire and cable. Conduit is rough and rigid on the outside, while smooth on the interior for easy maneuverability. This product is also referred to as split loom or split wire loom tubing.

What does "Raceway" mean?

The term Raceway refers to a rigid, metal conduit. According to the NEC, it is a circular, steel tube intended for steering electrical or optical fiber wires and cables. Conduit tubing is commonly used in raceway systems for electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial residences.

What is a Split Loom Conduit?

Split wire loom tubing is protection for wire and cable. Split wire loom tubing has a full-length split down the side that allows for fast installation. This split can also close for a permanent covering.

Split wire loom tubing is available in three different materials:

  1. General-purpose polyethylene split loom
  2. High-temperature nylon split loom
  3. Extra flexible polypropylene conduit.

What Conduit Tubing standards and specifications need to be considered?

Underwriters Laboratories, ASTM International, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) all develop standards for conduit tubing. NEMA even has a Steel Conduit and Electrical Metallic Tubing Section, complete with technical committees dedicated to working just with those products.