NECA gives nod to MaxCell fabric innerduct

March 17, 2011
NECA labor manual says fabric innerduct is "dramatically" more efficient to install than traditional rigid innerduct.

WADSWORTH, OHIO – MaxCell reports that, according to the latest Manual of Labor Units (MLU) published by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the MaxCell fabric innerduct for multiple cabling applications is dramatically more efficient to install than traditional rigid innerduct.

Average installation for MaxCell’s most commonly used product – 3-inch three-cell fabric innerduct – under normal circumstances takes approximately eight hours per thousand feet according to NECA. Installation time for traditional 1-inch rigid innerduct averages three hours per hundred feet – the equivalent of 30 hours per thousand feet – under normal circumstances, according to the report.

The report also found that, under what NECA defines as “very difficult” conditions, installation of MaxCell flexible innerduct is even more advantageous than traditional rigid innerduct.

“The NECA Manual of Labor Units shows MaxCell is perfectly aligned with the global trend toward reducing construction costs and maximizing existing infrastructure,” said MaxCell Vice President Mike Miller. “Our continued worldwide expansion, including growth in every region of the globe, combined with success in particular segments like government and wireless backhaul, means more and more contractors and end-users will be able to realize the enhanced efficiencies of using MaxCell instead of rigid innerduct.”

Miller also noted that MaxCell fabric innerduct provides a separate pathway for three cables while rigid innerduct provides only one pathway for one cable. In other words, rigid innerduct takes dramatically more time to install one-third the number of pathways.

“This enhanced efficiency is a major reason why MaxCell has seen four straight years of double-digit sale growth,” added Miller.

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