When it comes to organising and protecting your cables, metallic conduits are an essential piece of kit.
For many industries, including marine and defence, food and pharmaceutical, and factory automation, metallic, or, more specifically, stainless steel conduits, are the go-to choice to encase and shield vulnerable wires from harm.
But what exactly are their benefits?
The experts at Flex It reveal the top four benefits of stainless steel conduits in this article.
1. They provide the best protection for your wires
Stainless steel is known for its supreme strength and provides excellent protection against high impacts and extreme temperatures – making it the best choice to protect particularly vulnerable wires.
With impressive compression, tensile and impact strengths, and the ability to withstand temperatures up to 600◦C, stainless steel conduits make the ideal choice in construction and manufacturing industries, or pretty much any other demanding environment.
They’re also incredibly resistant to corrosion, making them the perfect choice for damp or outdoor applications.
2. They’re highly flexible
Stainless steel conduits are incredibly flexible, just like all the other conduits available on the market.
They can be easily positioned to skirt safely around obstacles and carry all your cables from their source to their destination without the need for fussy or weak joints.
Because of this, they’re perfect for pretty much all applications – no matter how tricky they may be.
Available in a range of sizes too, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your project.
3. They’re better for the environment
Stainless steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world and can be reused endlessly and for pretty much any purpose – making a stainless steel conduit the best choice if you’re trying to be a little more eco-conscious.
Also, being incredibly resistant to corrosion, stainless steel conduits last an extremely long time before the weather breaks them down and they need to be replaced.
This significantly reduces the need for you to use any natural resources or additional materials, which, in turn, reduces your carbon footprint massively.
4. They’re the most cost-effective
The best part about stainless steel conduits – aside from the protection they provide for your cables – is how affordable they are.
Being such high quality, you’d expect them to be pretty pricey, and although they’re more expensive than other conduits on the market, that doesn’t mean they’re unreasonably priced.
Plus, because they’re so long-lasting, you’ll be getting the best bang for your buck with stainless steel conduits.
Thanks to their flexibility and reusability, stainless steel conduits can be left in place for many years, saving you the recurring expense of replacing any cabling accessories as your building evolves.
What’s not to love?
Want to know more about stainless steel conduits?
Not sure if stainless steel conduits are right for your project?
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Get in touch with the team at Flex It!
They have decades of experience in cable management systems and are dedicated to providing the highest quality flexible conduits to their customers.