Advantages of Using Steel Conduit
Steel conduit truly is the winning wiring solution. Here’s why:
As building designs become more complex, the National Electric Code® (NFPA 70) places more restrictions on wiring methods. A properly installed metal raceway system is recognized by the National Electrical Code® (NEC) as an equipment grounding conductor. That’s because they provide the best protection in every location. Building owners across applications depend on steel because it:
- Protects against impact at all temperatures
- Steel EMT, RMC and IMC provide superior physical protection
- Deflects nails and screws, and doesn’t stretch or tear
- Demonstrates durability and the highest yield / tensile strengths
- Offers exceptional corrosion resistance
- Offers exceptional fire resistance
- Provides an effective ground fault current path
- Reduces EMF by up to 95% at power frequencies
- Has a compatible coefficient of expansion with most construction materials
See the graphic below for examples of steel conduit applications.
Most Resilient and Sustainable
Long-lasting and highly recyclable, steel conduit and EMT demonstrate the greatest resiliency and are the most sustainable raceway options.
Most Flexible and Affordable
As buildings change and expand over time, other wiring solutions have to be removed and reinstalled — but steel conduit and EMT can be reused again and again. It might cost more upfront, but steel conduit and tubing deliver significant savings over time. The cost comparison in the following graphic shows the proof.
Faster to Install than You Might Think
7 Reasons Steel Conduit Is Best for Your Building
In a recent article in gb&d (Green Building & Design), STI explained all the reasons why steel conduit is the most cost-effective and long-lasting raceway solution for your building.
Contact us to learn more about the advantages of steel conduit.