Ocal® Blue PVC Coated Conduit System

Thomas and Betts Ocal Blue PVC Coated Conduit System

Better by Design

Ocal‐Blue® PVC‐coated conduit and fittings represent a complete corrosion‐protection package for your entire conduit system. This extensive product line includes the largest number of items in stock along with corrosion‐resistant supports and patching compounds. With Ocal® PVC‐coated conduit and fittings, you get corrosion protection that will extend the life of your electrical raceway system for years and years.

Causes of Corrosion

Corrosion is the deterioration of metal caused by a chemical reaction to its surrounding environment. In most cases this means electrochemical oxidation of metals in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen. Corrosion can be accelerated by the presence of dust, moisture, high relative humidity, high temperatures, salt, acids, solvents and chemicals. How quickly corrosion occurs depends not only on the environment, but also on the specific type of metal. Cast iron, for example, rapidly oxidizes and forms red rust if left in its raw state, simply from exposure to the air, so it requires some form of protective finish. Other metals, such as stainless steel, have an inherently higher resistance to corrosion without the need for special coating.

What Corrosion Looks Like

When we think of corrosion, red rust that forms on iron or steel typically comes to mind, but corrosion may also appear in other forms, depending on the metal. White rust is corrosion of the zinc that is typically used as a protective coating over iron or steel. The natural green patina on the Statue of Liberty and on copper roofs is also a form of corrosion.

Thomas and Betts Ocal Blue PVC Coated Conduit System

Is Corrosion Eroding your Bottom Line?

Corrosive elements cause millions of dollars in damage through lost time, materials and labor. With Ocal® PVC coated conduit and fittings, you get corrosion protection that will extend the life of your electrical raceway system for years and years.

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A Complete Corrosion Protection Solution

  • Industry leading thread protection through a hot‐dipped galvanizing process, and industry leading UL® Listed Type 4X PVC‐coated conduit bodies.
  • Meets the requirements of NEMA RN‐1 without exception.
  • A full undisturbed zinc coating under the PVC coating, fulfilling the requirement of NEMA RN‐1 regarding the restriction of harmed or eroded zinc coating over the conduit.
  • UL® Listed with both the zinc coating and the PVC coating investigated and listed per UL6.
  • UL® Listed including UV resistance testing.
  • “Double‐Coat” coated fittings, enhancing corrosion protection by applying coating to the interior and exterior of the fittings before PVC coating.
  • Custom colors.
  • On‐site installation training and certification, and extended warranty on installations conducted by certified installers.

Resources

 
[PDF] Ocal NEMA Standards RN1
[VID] New Galvanizer for Thomas & Betts Ocal
[VID] Ocal Adhesion Test
 
 

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