Phenolic conduit is fireproof; won't rust, corrode, or conduct electricity

Feb. 3, 2020
Passing UL 2196, the most stringent fire protection test in the industry, Radix notes that its DuraLife II is the only circuit integrity cable for fire alarm systems approved for installation in phenolic conduit.

Radix Wire & Cable (Euclid, OH) has introduced its Champion Flame Shield XW phenolic conduit as a hardware option for DuraLife circuit integrity cable systems.

Passing UL 2196, the most stringent fire protection test in the industry, Radix notes that its DuraLife II is the only circuit integrity cable for fire alarm systems approved for installation in phenolic conduit. According to Radix DuraLife business unit manager Danielle Braley-Purewal, the approval of phenolic conduit fills a void in the transit and infrastructure markets.

She explains, "Phenolic conduit is ideal for the transit and infrastructure markets, which includes subways, tunnels, below grade, damp and enclosed areas. Unlike metallic conduit, phenolic will not rust, corrode, or conduct electricity, making it the obvious choice for these rugged environments. When paired with DuraLife circuit integrity cable, zero-smoke, zero-halogen phenolic offers the best cable protection in the industry, keeping these environments safe and secure for travelers."   

Radix cites itself as the leading authority on UL 2196 compliant circuit systems, offering the only UL 2196 certified plenum rated FPLP circuit integrity cable and FPLR multi-conductor cables to round out its complete package of 2-hour fire certified fire-resistive cables.

Radix notes that, in 2014, it was the first company to receive flexible, silicone-insulated cable UL 2196 re-certification after UL changed the standard in 2012. 

Founded in 1944 and based near Cleveland, OH, Radix specializes in the manufacture of UL, CSA and factory‐rated electrical wire and cable for high performance, extreme environment applications. The company's product portfolio consists wire and cable products with temperature ratings from 150°C to 1,000°C and voltage ratings from 300V to 40kV.

Radix products are used by original equipment manufacturers in a variety of consumer, commercial, and industrial products, plus a wide range of end‐user markets.

Learn more at http://www.radix-wire.com

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