Press Release: Steel Conduit Use to Remain Strong in 2018

February 2, 2018 / / in Industry News / by:

GLENVIEW, Ill. (January 31, 2018) — The Steel Tube Institute is preparing for another year of high demand for steel conduit. To this end, the Institute has added a director for steel conduit, Dale Crawford, because of his vast experience in the electrical distribution industry. Crawford is responsible for activities, strategies and programs involving North[…]

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UL® Conduit Coupling Marking Requirements

Not sure whether the rigid steel conduit coupling you are using has been manufactured and listed to UL safety standards? UL has released a bulletin clarifying the marking requirements for straight threaded conduit couplings shipped individually and in bulk. The clarification did not affect the requirements for couplings assembled on finished lengths of conduit supplied[…]

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2017 NEC Changes

Many factors go into determining the type of wiring method for your project — factors such as ease of use, cost and flexibility — but perhaps the most important consideration is which methods are allowed by the electrical code. The National Electrical Code® (NEC®), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the installation[…]

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Recent Recall of MC Cable Underscores the Value of Steel Conduit

December 2, 2016 / / in Installation / by:

On August 30, 2016, United Copper recalled its metal clad (MC) cable due to fire and shock hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that “a damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.” In other words, the hazardous cable component isn’t United Copper’s aluminum armor, but[…]

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Steel Electrical Conduit Is Not Tested or Listed for Non-Electrical Applications

Because steel electrical conduit is readily available at local home improvement stores, it is tempting to use it for non-electrical projects, such as mechanical or structural applications. However, it is important to note that steel electrical conduit products are not evaluated or factory-tested for non-electrical applications. Furthermore, if structural steel is required for your project,[…]

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