How to Choose the Right Electrical Conduit

by Aira D. Communication Specialist

Selecting the right conduit is essential to ensure your home/property safety.  Through proper selection, a person can avoid short circuits and other electrical hazards that could otherwise happen if you randomly choose electrical conduits unfit with your electrical system.

This article is gives you an overview about Electrical Conduit: what it is and what you need to know when choosing the right type for your home.


What’s an Electrical Conduit?

Electrical conduit is a piping system used for routing and securing electrical wires from impact, moisture, or friction. It can be made of plastic, fiber, or ceramic but the best ones are those with high level of fire and water resistance. Using them will provide maximum protection against fire and other explosion hazards.


Choosing the Right Conduit

Choosing the right conduit is essential when planning your electrical system. There are many rules you must observe and standards you should follow with regards to design, installation, and maintenance.

Among the most important things to consider are the sizes of your wire and functions your conduit will serve. There are many types of conduits made from different materials and with different properties. If possible, you should have a master electrician check your electrical system and get their advice about the conduit you will use. There are contractors who can provide you with specific electrical services in Brisbane depending on your needs or preferences.

To ensure safety and minimize costs, it is better to pick the conduit base on the size of your electrical wiring. Get the diameter of electrical wires and cables used in your electrical system, and then pick a conduit that can properly cover it.

Aside from the size, the specific design and requirements of your electrical system would also come into play. The amount of electricity to be transported (from the main power source to the outlets), the temperature of the area, and other environmental factors would also affect your choice of conduits.

For instance, an area which is directly exposed to sunlight or rainfall would require conduits which are heat and humid resistant. If, on the other hand, the area is subject to water or cleaning materials, you would need to purchase specialized aluminum conduits as they have high level of resisting corrosion.


Proper Installation

Ensuring your property’s safety doesn’t end with choosing the right conduit. Improper installation and sealing could make your efforts useless, so it’s better to make sure that you follow proper installation procedure as well.

It is best to have professional electricians handle the installation and maintenance of your electrical system. Make sure that you get help from experienced industrial electricians Brisbane-certified.

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