Flexicon Launches UL Listed Fitting to Provide UL Standards’ Liquid Tight Solution

Flexible conduit manufacturer Flexicon has extended its range of liquid tight conduit solutions with a range of fittings which are UL listed to UL514B.

The LTP–CUL type fitting provides a liquid tight cable protection solution that offers IP ratings from IP66 through to IP69. When used with LTPUL conduit, it is ideal for applications requiring high levels of ingress protection and UL listing – for example, in machine tool, industrial, rail, marine, defence, construction and outdoor applications.

This new range of fittings are also suitable for use in hazardous locations in the USA and Canada for NEC Article 501 (B)(2) Class 1 Div 2, Article 502 (A)(2) & (B)(2) Class II Div 1&2 and Article 503 (A)(3) & (B)(3) Class III Div 1&2.

Says Tim Creedon, Sales and Marking Director for Flexicon: “End-users need to be aware of the products they are specifying or using when it comes to meeting UL Standards.

“UL operates a very transparent and open system for product approval.  Customers can log onto the website, www.ul.com, and search to find the approvals held by a manufacturer.  The system works across the entire supply chain so that each component in a finished product has to comply with the standard.  Unfortunately, this complexity means that mistakes do occur and if reported, the supplier could lose its export licence.

“The best solution is to specify a complete solution from one manufacturer for liquid-tight applications, especially as it is the conduit-to-fitting interface that is critical in achieving and maintaining the IP rating.  Flexicon’s LTP–CUL fittings, when used with LTPUL liquid tight conduits, provides the optimum solution for UL listed requirements.”

The new fitting provides a high tensile strength, is vibration and shock resistant to EN 61373 Cat 2, is oil and corrosion resistant and is UL listed to UL514B.  It can also operate in temperature ranges from -50oC to 135oC.

Supplied with a face-sealing washer and a locknut, it is available as a straight fitting in both metric and NPT and as a 90o and 45o elbow in metric threads for conduit sizes from 16mm to 63mm.

For further information about the LTP–CUL type fitting and LTPUL liquid tight conduit please contact:  Flexicon Ltd, Roman Way, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 1HG.  Telephone: 01675 466900.  Email: [email protected].   www.flexicon.uk.com.