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Frequently asked questions about our Flexible Conduit;


Express Electrical

20 Mar.,2023


Flexible Conduit

Frequently asked questions about our Flexible Conduit;

What is Flexible Metal Conduit also known as?

ANS - Flexible metal conduit is used to encase wires and provide protection against electrical hazards. They can also be called greenfield conduit, , flex and FMC.

What flexible conduit should be used outside in the UK?

ANS - Environmental conditions such as high temperatures and water, mean only certain types of flexible conduits can be used outside. We recommend choosing a flexible conduit that has a high IP rating and is UV resistant, such as our non-metallic conduits or our liquid tight IP67 rated steel flexible conduit

What materials are your metal flexible conduit available in?

ANS - Our range of metallic conduits includes galvanized steel flexible conduit and PVC-coated flexible steel conduit.

How do I cut flexible metal conduit?

ANS - Flexible metal conduit should be cut with a hacksaw or band saw. When cutting the conduit, it is important you cut straight across and smooth out the cut end. Alternatively, you can use a specialized tool to cut the conduit, but both methods are effective.

Can I join 2 pieces of flexible conduits together?

ANS - Yes you can! To join two pieces of flexible conduit together all you need to purchase is additional couplings and adapters.

Can I use non-metallic fittings on metal flexible conduit?

ANS - No. Our range of fittings has been designed to only be compatible with the associated flexible conduit. However, we do have both non-metallic and metallic couplings available on request

What flexible conduit is best to use in marine environments?

ANS - When working in marine environments, it is important to use a flexible conduit that has high resistance to corrosion. We recommend you use a liquid-tight flexible conduit, such as our liquid tight IP67 rated steel flexible conduit

When should I not use flexible metal conduit (FMC)?

ANS - The flexibility and lighter weight of flexible metal conduit (FMC) make it easier to install than rigid conduit. It is most suitable for indoor environments like the interior walls of houses and office buildings and office ceilings. However, as it is not liquid tight it cannot be used in any environment that is subjected to moisture or wet conditions. This means it cannot be used in any underground or outdoor installations.

What type of material are used in non-metallic electrical conduits?

ANS - Our range of non-metallic flexible conduits includes PVC flexible conduit, Polypropylene (PP) flexible conduit and Nylon PA6 flexible conduit

What IP ratings does your range of flexible conduit have?

ANS - IP stands for Ingress Protection, with each number representing a different rating. The first number represents the system’s protection from solid objects. The second number represents the level of protection from liquids. Our range of flexible conduits comes with the following ratings – IP40, IP54, IP65, IP66 and IP67.

Do you offer any free samples of flexible conduit?

ANS - Yes we do! We offer a free sample pack with the following items – Polypropylene flexible conduit, Nylon PA6 flexible conduit, Galvanised steel flexible conduit and PVC coated steel flexible conduit. To get your free sample pack, simply message sales@expresselectrical.co.uk with your request!