March 15, 2007 -- Allied Tube and Conduit has launched its Kwik-Fit Compression EMT conduit, the next product in the company's Kwik series, which it says is specifically designed to ease the burden on electrical contractors and installers.
"Unlike traditional compression couplings, only one gland nut needs to be tightened - no extra fittings are needed," explains Roger Vaught, vice president of marketing for Allied Electrical Group. "With the Kwik-Fit Compression EMT, installation time can be cut in half."
According to Allied, the Kwik-Fit Compression EMT has an integrated steel compression coupling that significantly reduces installation time and eliminates the need to purchase and store separate couplings. The conduit is made of all steel for superior strength, performance and excellent ground return, says the company.
Also, the company's in-line Flo-Coat hot galvanizing process fully protects the Kwik-Fit Compression EMT with a triple-sealed compatible organic layer to inhibit white rust and increase corrosion resistance. The interior of the conduit is protected with Allied's E-Z Pull interior coating, designed to make wire-pulling easier by inhibiting static friction.
The Kwik-Fit Compression EMT meets the requirements of section 300.22 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), and sections 18-27-300.22(b)(1) and 18-27-300.22(c)(1)(a) of the Chicago Electrical Code. It also meets UL Standard 797 and meets ANSI Standard C80.3.
The conduit is made with hot-galvanized steel, for increased durability and easy bending. It also features superb EMI shielding characteristics, according the company.