HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Champion Fiberglass’ new white paper, Champion Fiberglass vs. PVC-Coated Steel, systematically disproves claims about fiberglass conduit detailed by the Steel Tube Institute of North America.
With its lightweight and impact resistance properties, physical damage to cables never becomes a problem when using fiberglass conduit.
Champion Fiberglass’ white paper also covers 21 reasons heavy industry is abandoning PVC-coated steel conduit, including:
- Superior Range of Corrosion Resistance: Fiberglass 100 percent corrosion resistant applications include wastewater treatments, hydrocarbon processing or mining and endure intensive exposure to acetic acid, hydrochloric acid, glycerin, gasoline, lime slurry, lithium chloride and naphtha.
- Less Overall Product Weight: A 100-foot-long piece of conduit at one inch in diameter weighs approximately 27 pounds using fiberglass and over 150 pounds using PVC-coated rigid steel.
- Lower Total Installed Cost: PVC-coated rigid steel is much more expensive than fiberglass and costs up to FIVE TIMES MORE when labor is included. Factoring additional longevity due to its better corrosion resistance and durability always makes fiberglass the preferred choice.
“Our customers save thousands on projects simply by reduced labor costs, brought on by the ease of installation and light weight of our conduit,” says Champion Fiberglass president, Goran Haag. “Clients claim the benefits are innumerable and continue to specify fiberglass as their preferred conduit.”
Download the white paper at www.championfiberglass.com/pvc-coated-steel-vs-fiberglass-conduits.
About Champion Fiberglass
Champion Fiberglass is the leading supplier of fiberglass conduit and strut to the industrial, electrical and mechanical markets. With the most advanced production facility in North America, Champion Fiberglass is the foremost conduit manufacturer for performance, versatility, and customer service and is the only ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, ensuring quality in every product, every time — without exception. For more information, visit www.championfiberglass.com.