When you buy PVC conduit, you are buying Cabling and Bracing. The entire product is comprised of PVC Pipes that is protected by PPVC Coating. The protection provided by PVC Coating is both cost effective and beneficial.
The main benefits of using PVC are that it is not susceptible to shock, it is safe for human use, is environmental friendly, and is versatile and renewable. Shock is one of the hazards in cabling and it is caused by both impact and moisture. In other words, PVC material is conductive and resists shocks. After being subjected to certain shock, the PVC material cracks and loses the ability to conduct electrical current. Other commonly experienced shock includes heat, flame, water, cold, and static shocks.
However, it is important to understand that cabling and Bracing are not manufactured and installed in a laboratory. Cabling and Bracing has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a CSA (Certified Structural Safety Action). It is a safe, clean, and renewable product, helping to keep our environment clean and safe.
The problem with PVC is that the design of the PVC pipes are not used to convey natural gases. The small diameter of the Pipe, which is commonly referred to as the “Tin-Shield” has this property. The problem with this design is that it makes it more difficult to install the pipe. This is also known as “diameter cut”.
The other drawback of PVC is that it makes the Pipe more susceptible to corrosion and embrittlement. The corrosion is usually caused by rust, but it can also be caused by the application of certain chemicals like boric acid. A PFC (perfluorinated chemicals) additive has also been found to cause corrosion in PVC. It is important to use a specialized Metal Clay additive to fix this problem.
One other concern that PVC has is that the PVC material can be corroded by natural gases from homes. This is an important concern to keep in mind when purchasing PVC for your home, office, or industrial environment.
Therefore, it is important to ensure that you have PVC Cabling and Bracing on hand. If you already have PVC that you are utilizing for your environment, you need to know that the pipe is guaranteed against rust, corrosion, embrittlement, and water damage. PVC comes in two types: Class I and Class II. You need to check with your local hardware store to find out the types of PVC available for your use.