Aluminum conduit is available in rigid and flexible configurations for use in a number of applications. Aluminum is a useful alloy for Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT), to protect wiring runs in a variety of electrical installations. Because it can be readily bent on-site to specific radius and directions, EMT aluminum conduit is also a popular material in commercial industrial buildings. Rigid aluminum conduit is an excellent replacement for rigid steel conduit in virtually all locations and applications, providing a per-foot cost savings of 10-40%, labor savings of 35-75%, 1/3 the weight and easier fabrication in the field compared to rigid steel conduit.
Rigid aluminum conduit is the preferred material in commercial and industrial applications where large amounts of water or other corrosive elements may be present. In addition to its non-magnetic non-sparking qualities, aluminum conduit can also easily be covered with corrosion resistant oxide film or anodized, to provide additional protection against oxidation from exposure to harsh elements. For all these reasons and more, EMT conduit has also seen increased usage in residential construction over the past several years.
The comprehensive line of rigid aluminum conduit and EMT aluminum conduit produced by Hydro Extrusions' American Conduit is suitable for a wide range of applications. Utilizing high purity 6063 aluminum alloy T-1 temper and available in sizes ranging from ½" to 6", our conduit is code compliant and meets Article 500 Hazards Area Requirements. With material savings of 10% to 20% per foot compared to rigid steel conduit and lighter weight, our aluminum conduit provides the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. Easily fabricated in the field, American Conduit's rigid aluminum conduit can also provide labor savings of 35% to 75%. With better corrosion resistance that prevents rust and unsightly discoloration or streaking normally associated with rigid steel conduit, American Conduit maintains its physical properties after extended outdoor exposure.
American Conduit is based at Hydro's Extrusion's facility in Burlington, NC. Our nationwide distributor network ensures that our customers will have easy access to the full range of Hydro Extrusions' aluminum conduit products. Employing the latest state-of-the-art technology for the design and manufacture of extrusion tooling, Hydro Extrusions' application engineering, manufacturing, design and marketing specialists can assist you with custom solutions for all of your unique applications.