ROSSLYN, Va.—Today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new standard for high density polyethylene (HDPE) conduits. NEMA TCB 4-2016 Guidelines for the Selection and Installation of Smooth-Wall Coilable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit provides recommendations for the selection, handling and installation of underground HDPE conduit or raceway for power, lighting, signaling, and communications applications.
"These new guidelines give contractors who install HDPE conduit and raceway systems important guidance on proper selection and handling, which our industry believes will lead to the most appropriate and satisfactory installations," said Andrew Nause, chair of the Polymer Raceway Section Technical Committee. "NEMA thanks the Plastics Pipe Institute for their assistance in developing NEMA TCB 4."
NEMA TCB 4-2016 is available for $81 in hard copy and as an electronic download on the NEMA website.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
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and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.