Metallic conduit systems
Flexible metallic conduit systems give you the strength of metal shielding, with the ease of installation and adaptable shape of a flexible conduit
They typically include a galvanised steel or stainless steel core, often with an outer coating of PVC or a similar material.
Other metals are sometimes used too, for example in the Kopex XP Flex Conduit, which is constructed of flexible bronze with brass fittings.
Non-metallic conduit systems
Where metallic conduits are not suitable, non-metallic conduit systems offer an alternative, avoiding any concerns that might arise due to conductivity, electromagnetic induction and so on.
Flexible non-metallic conduit systems are often used in installations where static charges must be avoided – and within this you will find a third specific type of flexible conduit system:
Anti-static conduit systems
Built to prevent the accumulation of static charge, anti-static conduit systems are typically made of nylon or similar and are suitable for hazardous areas particularly where there is an explosion risk.
Anti-static conduit systems can be certified for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 use, as well as in Ex e and Ex tb applications, and you’ll find them listed in our Hazardous Area Products section.