What Does a Conduit Do?

Certain environments can create risks for both equipment and personnel. Prevention is the best approach and conduits are a great solution for eliminating risks around cables and wires. ‘What does a conduit do?’ And ‘what is conduit used for?’ are common questions asked about conduits. In this article you will have your conduit questions answered and you will find out how they can help protect your staff and equipment. 

Treotham Automation is a leading supplier of Conduits throughout Australia and New Zealand. We have been providing solutions for the industrial automation sector for over 25 years. Our team of experts consult with our customers to determine the most appropriate and cost effective solutions that meet relevant safety standards. 

Read on to find out what a conduit does and what a conduit is used for.

What Does a Conduit Do?conduit fixation

Conduits are a commonly used safety product however many people are unfamiliar with conduits and still ask what does conduit do?

A conduit provides effective protection for both cables and people. By encasing cables, this protects them from risks including environmental factors (e.g. UV rays, weather, hot or cold temperatures), hazards (e.g. Electricity, liquids, radiation, chemicals, fire) and other application based factors such as compression and friction. Conduits provide protection for people by eliminating risks from exposed cables and wires. 

What is a conduit used for?

Conduits are used not only for the protection of equipment but also to protect people from exposed cables. A conduit can also be used for routing wires and cables. 

Conduits can be used across a variety of applications including rail infrastructure, Automation/robotics, telecommunications, building construction and the food & beverage industry. Conduits can be made of different materials including polyamide plastics and metal, depending on their use and safety requirements that may need to be adhered to. They come in varying sizes and their construction can also vary – different types of conduit include flexible tubular conduits, split conduits and braided conduits. 

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