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How to Select and Install Underground Raceways

05/8/2018 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TCB 2-2017 Guidelines for the Selection and Installation of Underground Nonmetallic Raceways, which provides recommendations for the selection, shipping and handling, storage, and installation of underground, single-bore, nonmetallic ducts for power, lighting, and communications applications.

"This update features two new sections that detail step-by-step procedures for repairing broken conduit without removing existing conductors or cabling, and joining procedures for RTRC (reinforced thermosetting resin conduit)," said Andrew Nause, chair of the NEMA 5TC Polymer Raceway Products Technical Committee.

NEMA TCB 2-2017 is available in hard copy for $61 and an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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