18 Oct 2011
Calbrite, the leading brand of stainless steel conduit, fittings, and accessories, introduces a stainless steel type X conduit body to make it easier for contractors, maintenance personnel, and other end-users to run wire and cable in multiple directions.
While other conduit manufacturers provide type X conduit bodies in aluminum, steel, and other materials, Calbrite’s type X configuration is the only conduit body manufactured from stainless steel, ensuring a long lifetime in corrosive and harsh environments such as wash-down applications and wastewater treatment plants. The type 316 stainless steel makes the conduit body durable, corrosion-resistant, and ideal for marine and sanitary applications.
“We’ve taken our expertise in corrosion prevention and applied it to a product that our distributors were asking for as a result of demand from their customers,” said Matt Westerfield, director of sales and operations for Calbrite. “Our type 316 stainless steel version, which we manufacture in the United States, meets stringent sanitary codes and regulations.”
The type X conduit body is currently in stock and available in 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ models. The type X conduit bodies are polished with a standard “brite” finish to increase corrosion-resistance and aesthetic appeal.
The four-hub “X” configuration limits the number of additional fittings needed on a project as wires can be fed through and then out in several directions to simplify installation. Installation is made easy as no equipment is required other than ordinary hand tools. A cover and gasket set is also included.
The flat-back design allows for extra wiring capacity, and the type X body conduit can be used as pulling fittings. An accessible wiring chamber provides a spacious location to make splices.