Product Training: PVC Conduit

Ep.15 – Weekly product training, this week we cover PVC Conduit with Terry Harmer.

In the dynamic world of construction and electrical engineering, the choice of materials is pivotal in ensuring durability, safety, and efficiency. Among the array of options available, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) conduit stands out as a versatile solution offering numerous advantages across various applications.

Conduit is prized for its durability and resilience. Constructed from high-quality PVC materials, these conduits boast exceptional strength and resistance to corrosion, moisture, and chemicals. This makes them ideal for indoor and outdoor installations, safeguarding electrical wiring from environmental elements and ensuring long-term performance.

Advantages of PVC Conduit

One of the key advantages of PVC conduit lies in its flexibility. Unlike rigid metal conduits, PVC conduits can be easily bent and shaped to accommodate complex layouts and tight spaces, simplifying installation and reducing labour costs. This flexibility enhances efficiency during installation and allows for easy future modifications or expansions, offering unmatched adaptability to evolving project requirements.

Moreover, conduit is lightweight, making transportation and handling hassle-free. This characteristic not only facilitates ease of installation but also reduces the overall load on structures.  Which makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of construction projects, from residential buildings to industrial complexes.

In addition to its physical properties, it offers excellent electrical insulation, effectively protecting wires and cables from damage and ensuring reliable performance. This insulation capability is crucial for maintaining electrical safety standards and minimizing the risk of electrical faults or short circuits.

PVC Conduit

PVC Conduit Accessories

There are a range of accessories designed to enhance functionality and customization. These include junction boxes, couplings, elbows, connectors, and more.  All offering solutions for various installation requirements such as branching, direction changes, and termination points. Additionally, accessories like expansion fittings accommodate thermal expansion in conduit systems, further enhancing durability and performance.

In conclusion, PVC conduit represents a superior choice for modern construction projects.  It has a myriad of benefits including durability, flexibility, ease of installation, and excellent electrical insulation.  As the construction industry continues to evolve, PVC conduit remains a steadfast solution, empowering engineers and contractors to achieve superior results in their endeavours.


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Product Training: Sprung Steel Purlin Clips

Ep.1 – Weekly product training, this week with Stuart Wilson.

Sprung Steel Purlin clips are to help suspend various containments from purlins,  they come with an array of attachments.  They are made from sprung steel which means they are highly resilient and can return to their original shape after being bent or stretched.  They are designed to take a static load and not a dynamic load which means that once you have put your containment in place as long as that is staying still the clip will not fail.

Option 1: Horizontal flange clip

Designed to knock onto a horizontal purlin (as pictured in the video).  Our size ranges cover 2-4mm, 5-9mm, 10-16mm, 17-20mm, and 23-30mm.  The smallest size (2-4mm) will take a 72KG workload, whereas the bigger sizes will take 90 kg.  They have a 6.5mm fixing hole which you can suspend wire or chain, or you could attach another angle fitting using an M6 Nut and Bolt.

Option 2: Horizontal flange clip rod hanger

There are different sizes which will take M6, M8 and M10 Threaded rods.  They can be installed exactly the same as option 1, by knocking them onto the horizontal purlin, you can then put in your drop rod and create a trapeze from this using channel, or attach another piece of bracketry that could run conduit, basket or cable tray on.

Option 3: Vertical rod hanger

This one is to go on a vertical purlin, you can get them with different attachments.  They are also available for M6, M8 and M10 Threaded rods.  The safe working load on this clip is 72KG

Option 4: Return flange rod hangers

This bracket hooks onto a purlin with a return flange, this has a much lower safe working load of 20KG as the return flange is the weakest point to attach to, but they are suitable for something lightweight like PVC conduit.

Option 5: Angled profile rod hanger

The same principle as the above option 4, but they can suspend from a 45° purlin.  They have a safe working load of 45KG

Option 6: Z purlin angled rod hanger

This one is also suitable for a 45° purlin, but it will slot on.  The rod hanger attachment is on a swivel so you can get it at the correct angle.

Overall as you can see, Sprung Steel Purlin clips have many benefits and can be used in many different applications.  As always we want to make sure we are making it easy for you to get things right, so if there is any more information you require then please reach out to us today, we’re here for the hard-working independent contractor, giving the certainty of next-day supply, and keeping your projects on the move.


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We apply our expertise to help you strivers succeed

We provide supply certainty on every order