Allied Tube & Conduit aluminum rigid conduit combines light weight and corrosion resistance to provide a full-line of easy to install, low maintenance conduit whenever specifications call for aluminum.
Allied Tube & Conduit rigid conduit aluminum fittings are manufactured of 6063 alloy in temper designation T-1.
- Corrosion resistant Aluminum
- Light weight and easy installation
- Low maintenance
- Complete line of elbows and couplings
- Available in sizes 1/2 (16) – 6 (155)
Alloy: Allied Tube & Conduit Rigid Aluminum Conduit is manufactured of 6063 alloy in temper designation T-1. The fittings are of the same alloy.
Standards: Allied Tube & Conduit Rigid Aluminum Conduit is listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories to U.L. 6A, “Standard for Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit – Aluminum, Red Brass and Stainless Steel” and is manufactured to ANSI C80.5. (Replaces Federal specification WWC-540C).
Thread Protectors: Color-Coded end caps keep threads clean and sharp and help provide trade size recognition. Even sizes are blue; 1/2 trade sizes are black; and 1/4 trade sizes are red.
Aluminum Rigid Conduit (ARC)
Listed to UL Safety Standard 6A
Manufactured in accordance with ANSI C80.5
|Trade Size||Metric Designator||Outside Diameter*||Nominal Wall Thickness||Approximate Weight Per 100 Ft. (30.5M)||Quantity in Master Bundle|
|*Tolerances: 1/2 to 1-1/2 trade sizes +/- 0.15 in. 2 to 6 trade sizes +/- 1%. Each length of conduit with coupling attached will be nominally 10 feet|
Cutting: A hacksaw is recommended to cut trade sizes 1-1/4 and smaller. Larger trade sizes can be cut with power cut-off equipment.
Bending: Standard EMT benders, one size larger than the size of the conduit, should be used on conduit trade sizes 1 and smaller. For sizes over trade size 1, conventional equipment is recommended.
Threading: Sharp dies and conventional cutting oil should be used for aluminum conduit. A general purpose emulsifiable oil can provide excellent results.
Fittings: Aluminum fittings are recommended; however galvanized fittings are satisfactory for most installations.
Fishing And Wire Pulling
Small Conduit: In trade sizes up to 1-1/2 and on shorter runs (up to 100 feet), polyethylene fish tapes can be used effectively. Also recommended are round, flexible, speedometer-type steel cables. Use of flat steel tapes should be avoided since they tend to jam in the bends, or if not used carefully, scrape and cut conduit walls.
Large Conduit: For pulling large conductors through larger conduit or longer runs, polypropylene rope is recommended. Steel pulling cables, especially when old or frayed, can damage steel or aluminum conduit.
In Soil Or Concrete: Underwriters’ Laboratories Electrical Construction Equipment Directory (UL Green Book) states that aluminum conduit used in concrete or in contact with soil requires supplementary corrosion protection. Examples of supplementary protection are paints approved for the purpose (bitumastic paint, for example), tape wraps approved for the purpose, or PVC coated conduit.