Conduits are an electrical system that is used to protect the electric wiring. They are also helpful in providing a route to electrical wiring. One can avail a range of conduit accessories in Kuwait because conduits are made up of a range of materials including metal, plastic, fiber etc. An electrical conduit can either be flexible or rigid and both should be installed by an electrician in accordance with the standard regulations. Let’s consider some of the major types of conduits and their uses
Galvanized Rigid Conduit
This form of a conduit is made from galvanized steel tubing and it is also known as rigid conduit. The rigidity of the conduit protects the wiring inside it and this rigidity also allows the threading of the conduit possible. This form of a conduit is usually commercial and industrial applications. You can find conduit accessories in Kuwait in the standard size of 10 feet and 20 feet. This conduit contains coupling on both the ends and it is used above grade.
Maruichi Gi Conduits
This form of a conduit is known for its flexibility, high elasticity, corrosion-resistance, and strength. The maruichi gi conduits of Kuwait are made from galvanized steel and they are usually used for wiring in tunnels, hospital, high-rise buildings, etc.
Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT)
This is another form of rigid conduit and it is either made up of steel or aluminium. It is relatively cheaper and lighter than galvanized rigid conduit. This conduit is mostly used in commercial, private, and industrial buildings. It finds usage in these areas because of its property of flexibility; this conduit can be bent easily in the desired radius.
GI Flexible Conduit
The gi flexible conduit pipe is made up of galvanized steel and thus possess very high strength. In addition to strength, the gi flexible conduit pipe has many desirable properties, such as flame-resistance. The liquid-tight GI flexible conduit is a variation of this conduit that is also moisture resistant. This conduit is used in both commercial and non-commercial applications.
Electrical Non-Metallic Tubing
This conduit is made up of corrugated tubing with a thin wall. This tubing has very desirable properties, such as moisture resistance, flame retardation, etc. This conduit is used for its flexibility, which allows it to be easily bent by hand. Due to its flexibility, this conduit can be installed very easily and quickly. As a result, this conduit is used in the applications where a quick installation is demanded.
Flexible Metallic Conduit
This metallic conduit forms a hollow tube and from this, the electrical wires are passed. This form of conduit is primarily used where it becomes impractical to use electrical metallic tubing. A variation of this conduit is a liquid-tight flexible metal electrical conduit. This conduit’s interior is quite similar to the flexible metal conduit. This conduit is used in general wiring in both wet and damp conditions.
Liquid-tight Non-metallic Conduit
This non-metallic conduit is flame resistant and its interior may either come in a smooth or corrugated variety. This conduit can be used for conductors passing 600 V or less.
Aluminium Electrical Conduits
This type of conduit is corrosion-resistant and therefore are primarily used in the areas that are prone to corrosion. As a result, this conduit is commonly used in industrial and commercial settings.