HDPE Innerduct

Smooth Wall

 Photo of Smooth Wall HDPE Innerduct Applicable Material Standards and Dimensional Specifications

ASTM D1248-Specification for Polyethylene Plastic Molding and Extrusion Material
ASTM D2412-Test Method for External Loading Properties of Plastic Pipe by Parallel Plate Loading
ASTM D3350-Polyethylene Plastic Pipe and Fittings Material
ASTM D2239-Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SIDR-PR) Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
ASTM D2447- Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80, Based on O.D.
ASTM D2737-Standard for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing
ASTM D3035-Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe Based on Controlled O.D.
ASTM D3485-Smooth Wall Coilable (PE) Conduit (Duct) for Preassembled Wire and Cable
NEMA Standards Publication TC-7
NEMA Standards Publication TC-2
BELLCORE Generic Requirements for Optical Cable Innerduct and Accessories, 1995

Polyethylene SDR 13.5: Meets Material and
dimensional requirements of ASTM D3035
Nominal
Duct Size
Outside
Diameter
Wall
Thickness
Inside
Diameter
Minimum
Unsupported
Bend Radius
Safe
Working
Pull Strength
Weight Per
1000 Ft.
1/2" .840"+.012" .062"+.020" .696" 10" 320 lbs. 72 lbs.
3/4" 1.050"+.012" .078"+.020" .874" 12" 505 lbs. 110 lbs.
1" 1.315"+.012" .097"+.020" 1.101" 14" 790 lbs. 168 lbs.
1-1/4" 1.660"+.012" .123"+.020" 1.394" 18" 1260 lbs. 264 lbs.
1-1/2" 1.900"+.012" .141"+.020" 1.598" 20" 1455 lbs. 343 lbs.
2" 2.375"+.012" .176"+.021 2.002" 26" 2580 lbs. 531 lbs.
3" 3.500"+.012" .259"+.031" 2.951" 48" 5590 lbs. 1151 lbs.
4" 4.500"+.012 .333"+.040" 3.794" 60" 9250 lbs. 1904 lbs.
Polyethylene SDR 11: Meets Material and
dimensional requirements of ASTM D3035
Nominal
Duct Size
Outside
Diameter
Wall
Thickness
Inside
Diameter
Minimum
Unsupported
Bend Radius
Safe
Working
Pull Strength
Weight Per
1000 Ft.
1/2" .840"+.012" .076"+.020" .668" 10" 390 lbs. 84 lbs.
3/4" 1.050"+.012" .095"+.021" .839" 12" 605 lbs. 130 lbs.
1" 1.315"+.012" .119"+.026" 1.051" 14" 950 lbs. 203 lbs.
1-1/4" 1.660"+.012" .151"+.026" 1.332" 18" 1520 lbs. 319 lbs.
1-1/2" 1.900"+.012" .173"+.026" 1.528" 20" 1760 lbs. 415 lbs.
2" 2.375"+.012" .216"+.026 1.917" 26" 3105 lbs. 639 lbs.
3" 3.500"+.012" .318"+.038" 2.826" 48" 6740 lbs. 1386 lbs.
4" 4.500"+.012 .409"+.049" 3.632" 60" 11145 lbs. 2295 lbs.
Polyethylene Schedule 40: Meets NEMA TC-2
Nominal
Duct Size
Outside
Diameter
Wall
Thickness
Inside
Diameter
Minimum
Unsupported
Bend Radius
Safe
Working
Pull Strength
Weight Per
1000 Ft.
1/2" .840"+.012" .119"+.010" .602" 10" 530 lbs. 112 lbs.
3/4" 1.050"+.012" .123"+.010" .804" 12" 705 lbs. 148 lbs.
1" 1.315"+.012" .143"+.010" 1.029" 14" 1050 lbs. 218 lbs.
1-1/4" 1.660"+.012" .150"+.010" 1.360" 18" 1420 lbs. 295 lbs.
1-1/2" 1.900"+.012" .155"+.010" 1.590" 20" 1700 lbs. 352 lbs.
2" 2.375"+.012" .164"+.010 2.047" 26" 2300 lbs. 472 lbs.
2-1/2" 2.875"+.012" .215"+.012" 2.445 36" 3615 744 lbs.
3" 3.500"+.012" .229"+.013" 3.042" 48" 4725 lbs. 974 lbs.
4" 4.500"+.012 .251"+.014" 3.998" 60" 6730 lbs. 1387 lbs.

Ribbed

EXTERNAL SMOOTH WALL OR LONGITUDINAL RIBS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Wave-Rib conduit has been independently tested and proven to exhibit the lowest friction characteristics. When compared to smooth wall and straight ribbed conduit, in both lubricated and unlubricated comparisons, rib conduit allowed significantly longer and faster cable installations. Test results for lubricated conduits in accordance with the Telcordia GR-356 test method proves that rib conduit has 75% less friction when compared to unlubricated smooth wall conduit. Manufactured in accordance with ASTM F 2160, for HDPE conduit.

Wide Range of Sizes and Options

Available in sizes ranging from 1" to 6" diameters on reels or as coils. A variety of wall strengths are available including Types 11 and 9, Schedules 40 & 80, SDR's 17, 13.5, 11 and 9, to meet your projects design and installation criteria. Standard color options include black, blue, green, orange, red, terra cotta, white and yellow. Special sizes, colors and configuration can be made available upon request, minimum run quantities may apply.

Applications

Cable in Duct

BROADBAND IN CONDUIT (BIC)
COAXIAL CABLE, SERVICE WIRE AND FIBER IN CONDUIT

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GENERAL INFORMATION

BIC for the CATV industry is made from high-density polyethylene conduit (ASTM D 3350) with coaxial or service wires pre-installed using advanced extrusion technologies. Standard wall thickness types include Standard Wall, SDR 13.5 and SDR 11 available in sizes ranging from 1/2" through 3" diameters. In accordance with ASTM F2160. Our technical expertise includes installing a wide range of coaxial cable sizes and types including trunk, feeder, fiber optic, buried drop and buried service wires. Selecting the proper Perma-Guard™ / BIC for your application will depend on several factors including installation method, soil conditions, depth of burial, but we have the appropriate conduit option for matching your specific requirements. Please call our customer service group to help you make the proper conduit selection to be combined with your cable specification for your specific application.

ASSEMBLY STANDARDS AND OPTIONS

A proprietary permanent lubricant is applied to the cable during installation into the duct. Special process assures that there is no bonding or fusing of the cable to the duct and provides for easy reclamation. Cable can either be supplied to Arnco for ducting or we can provide the cable. Sequential footage markings provide easy length identification during storage and installation. Standard conduit colors are black or terra-cotta. For multiple conduit runs requiring additional color identification, color striping and other solid colors are available, however minimum run quantities may apply. Standard lengths range from 1000 to 5000 ft lengths on reels or in coils.

CONDUIT SPECIFICATIONS

CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal
Size
Average
OD
Bend
Radius
Standard Wall SDR 13.5 SDR 11
Min.
Wall
Ave. ID wt/ft Min.
Wall
Ave. ID wt/ft Min.
Wall
Ave. ID wt/ft
13 mm 0.625" 6             0.062 0.494 0.047
1/2"0.840"80.0600.7000.0700.0620.6960.0710.0760.6680.084
3/4"1.050"100.0600.9100.0890.0780.8740.1090.0950.8400.128
1"1.315"120.0751.1450.1350.0971.1010.1670.1191.0570.198
1-1/4"1.660"150.1001.4400.2200.1231.3940.2620.1511.3380.312
1-1/2"1.900"170.1151.6500.2870.1411.5980.3410.1731.5330.407
2"2.375"210.1452.0650.4450.1762.0020.5270.2161.9170.635

ORDERING INFORMATION AND ACCESSORIES

Size Reel
Dimensions
Footage Truckload
45' Flatbed
Recommened
Coax Size
Flange Width Reels Feet
13-mm24"281000264264,000RG-6
1/2"24"281000264264,000RG-6
3/4"363210005658,000RG-11
1"423210004848,000500,540,565,625
1"544825002050,000 
1-1/4"664825001640,000700,750
1-1/4"844837001244,400 
1-1/2"844825001230,000840,875,1000
1*1/2"964837001044,400 
2"965025001030,000Multiple Cables

CABLE IN CONDUIT (CIC)
UTILITY – MEDIUM VOLTAGE & SECONDARY CABLES

 Photo of Cable in Duct - Utility Innerduct Features and Benefits

GENERAL INFORMATION

CIC with power utility type cables pre-installed is made from high-density polyethylene conduit per (ASTM D 3350) using advanced extrusion technologies. Available HDPE conduits include standard wall, schedules 40 & 80, SDR 13.5 and SDR 11 in diameters ranging from 1/2" through 3". The CIC system is ideally suited for either direct burial or concrete encasement. It's extruded loosely over the URD (underground rural distribution) cable and shipped on reels ready for installation. Typical installation methods include trenching, plowing and using trenchless technologies like directional drilling. Perma-Guard™ / CIC is used by utilities, municipals, and cooperatives to house secondary cables for residential housing developments. It is also commonly used for underground primary cables installed from transformer to transformer or underground cables exiting substations.

CONDUIT SPECIFICATIONS

CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal
Size
Average
OD
Bend
Radius
Standard Wall Schedule 40 Schedule 80 SDR 13.5 SDR 11
Min.
Wall
Ave. ID Min.
Wall
Ave. ID Min.
Wall
Ave. ID Min.
Wall
Ave. ID Min.
Wall
Ave. ID
1/2"0.840"8"0.060"0.700"0.109"0.602"0.147"0.525"0.062"0.696"0.076"0.668"
3/4"1.050"10"0.060"0.910"0.113"0.804"0.154"0.722"0.078"0.874"0.095"0.840"
1"1.315"12"0.075"1.145"0.133"1.029"0.179"0.936"0.097"1.101"0.119"1.057"
1-1/4"1.660"15"0.100"1.440"0.140"1.360"0.191"1.255"0.123"1.394"0.151"1.228"
1-1/2"1.900"17"0.115"1.650"0.145"1.590"0.200"1.476"0.141"1.598"0.173"1.533"
2"2.375"21"0.145"2.065"0.154"2.047"0.218"1.913"0.176"2.002"0.216"1.917"
2-1/2"2.875"27"0.203"2.445"0.203"2.445"0.276"2.290"0.213"2.423"0.261"2.322"
3"3.500"32"0.216"3.042"0.216"3.042"0.300"2.864"0.259"2.951"0.318"2.826"

SHUR-LOCK II COUPLER

Part No. Catalog No. Description Nominal Tensile
Strength (lbs.)
Standard
Package
Weight per
Carton (lbs.)
Overall
Length (in.)
1-400756SL 602C 1001.00" SDR, 1.295"-1.335"60010/CS45.70
1-400758SL 602C 1251.25" SDR, 1.640"-1.680"70010/CS55.70
1-400760SL 602C 1501.50" SDR, 1.880"-1.920"80010/CS65.70
1-400761SL 602C 2002.00" SDR, 2.355"-2.395"1,00010/CS75.70
1-401633SL 602C 2502.50" SDR, 2.855"-2.895"1,0006/CS57.25
1-401634SL 602C 3003.00" SDR, 3.480"-3.520"1,0006/CS610.75

Quotation or Ordering - Specify:

Type of cable to be placed in conduit

Trade size and type of conduit

Conduit color and color method

Length of reels and reel restrictions

Footage or meter length markings

Any special marking requirements

Special delivery instructions

Tonable Duct

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) LOCATABLE CONDUIT AVAILABLE IN THE FULL RANGE OF CONDUIT SIZES

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Our tonable conduit is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin per ASTM D3350 combined with a locatable 16-AWG tinned solid copper jacketed conductor. Our tonable conduit is the reliable choice for locating dielectric optical fiber cables in HDPE conduit. Get the security of knowing that you are installing an underground system that can be located at anytime in the future.

It is available in a variety of wall thickness choices per ASTM F 2160. Alternate conductor sizes can be made available on request as well as other conduit sizes.

Tonable Locatable Wire Specifications

The PVC insulation on a tinned solid 16-gauge copper conductor offers additional resistance to corrosion, abrasion resistance and moisture ingress. The 16-gauge conductor provides the cost effective locating distance needed. Alternate conductor sizes can be made available on request. The conductor is securely attached to the outside diameter of the conduit using a co-extruded HDPE bond, which provides an additional protection layer. The conductor is attached to the wall but is not in the wall, assuring that the wall's integrity is not breached. The conductor is easily stripped from the conduit with standard tools while retaining the resistance to corrosion, abrasion and moisture ingress.

Conductor
Design
Conductor
Diameter
Conductor
DC Resistance
Insulation
Thickness
Total
Diameter
Total
Weight
Tinned solid copper
16-AWG
0.051" 4.17 ohms
@ 1000'
.03125" PVC 0.116" 14 pounds
@ 1000'
Tinned solid copper
18-AWG
0.051" 6.64 ohms
@ 1000'
0.03125" PVC 0.105" 10 pounds
@ 1000'
NOTE: The use of a 16-AWG conductor is recommended and is the standard offering.

Tonable Conduit Specifications

The tonable conductor can be added to a majority of our duct designs which have a variety of wall thickness choices per ASTM F 2160. The conduit can be coiled to 5000' on reels or coils.

Figure Eight Duct

FLEXIBLE CORRUGATED AERIAL FIGURE-8 CONDUIT

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Minimize your aerial installation and maintenance costs with FlexCor. Strand-Guard® Figure-8 is ideal for use in limited access areas such as water crossings, interstate highway crossings or in heavily wooded areas where additional cable protection is necessary. The conduit design permits easy, straight payoff for direct placement onto the pole line for future access to the cable. Standard pole mounting hardware and a Split-Lock coupler are recommended for quick, airtight installation. No special expansion couplings are necessary, as the corrugated inner liner relieves the mechanical strain caused by extreme temperature changes.

DESIGNED TO RESIST THE ELEMENTS

Strand-Guard® was designed to withstand the toughest of environmental conditions. The unique corrugated inner wall combined with a smooth outer wall and high strength web, dissipates the expansion and contraction forces resulting from temperature fluctuations. The specially formulated sunlight resistant outer jacket provides UV protection and enough rigidity to protect your fiber for life. The high strength steel strand has a moisture resistant flooding compound.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MATERIALS

Resin Specially formulated, UV stabilized, black polyethylene.  Figure Eight Graphic
UV Protection Minimum 2% carbon black (avg. particle size 20B) with antioxidant.
Strand High strength zinc galvanized steel, with flooding/adhesive compound.

DIMENSIONS

Description Nominal I.D. Composite O.D. Composite Wall Weight/Ft.
1.25" I.D. with 6.6M strand1.25"1.66".110".429 lbs.
1.25" I.D. with 10M strand1.25"1.66".110".578 lbs.
Dimensions Bend Radius Pull Strength (1)
Max (@ 3.5% Elongation)
Unsupported Supported
1.25"16"15"500 lbs.
(1) Tensile yield is for component only and not strand. Installation tension should be placed on strand.

Micro Duct

HDPE MINI DUCT FOR INSTALLING MICRO FIBER CABLES

 Photo of Figure Eight Duct Innerduct Features & Benefits

Micro Fiber Cable Installations

MD is designed for installation into new or existing conduits to maximize conduit capacity. Mini ducts are used to sub-divide 3/4" through 2" I.D. conduits facilitating future installation of additional micro cables. The internal rib profile, in combination with our permanent factory lubrication process, provides for optimum productivity by reducing friction between the micro cable and the duct. MD system reduces “Last Mile" costs while optimizing system flexibility for future fiber installations.

STANDARD MD SIZES

Size
mm (inches)
Ave. OD
mm (Inches)
Wall
mm (Inches)
Min. ID
mm (Inches)
Bend Radius
mm (Inches)
Pull Strength
(lbf) @ 3% Strain
10/8 (.394/.315)10 ± 0.10 (.394 ± .004)1.00 + 0/-0.1 (.039 + 0/-0.004)7.92 (.312)203 (8)126
12/10 (.472/.394)12 ± 0.10 (.472 ± .004)1.00 + 0/-0.1 (.039 + 0/-0.004)9.90 (.390)279 (11)154
14/10 (.551/.394)14 ± 0.10 (.551 ± .004)2.00 + 0/-0.1 (.078 + 0/-0.004)9.90 (.390)152 (6)320
16/12 (.625/.472)16 ± 0.10 (.625 ± .004)2.00 + 0/-0.1 (.078 + 0/-0.004)11.76 (.463)178 (7)374

MD IN CONDUIT

Conduit Size (id)
mm (inches)
10/8-mm 12/10-mm 14/10-mm 16/12-mm
19 (0.75) 1 1 - -
25 (1.00) 3 2 1 1
32 (1.25) 5 4 2 1
38 (1.50) 8 6 3 2
50 (2.00) 10 8 7 4
  1. MD is often used to divide larger conduits into smaller conduits. The table above shows how many mini ducts will fit into the common diameters of conduit from 3/4" to 2" in diameter.
  2. Table above is for field installed bundles. For number of MD's that can be Factory preassembled in conduit please contact.

MD Configurations

Multiple lengths and color combinations of MD are provided in several ways:

Material Specification

MD is designed to meet or exceed all industry standards assuring maximum protection for micro fiber cables in accordance with ASTM F 2160. Manufactured from high-density polyethylene in accordance with ASTM D 3350, the duct is available in black or solid colors to provide easy route identification.

MD PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Physical Properties PE3408 Material Designation Code
Test Methods NOminal Values
Minimum Cell Classification ASTM D 3350 334480 C (Black) or E (Color)
Density ASTM D 1505 >0.940-0.947 gm/cc
Melt Index Flow Rate ASTM D 1238 (<0.4 to 0.15) 8.5gm/10 min
Flexural Modulus (minimum) ASTM D 790 (80,000 t0 110,000 psi)
Tensile Strength @ yield ASTM D 636 3000 - <3500 psi
ESCR Condition B ASTM D 1693 F10, in 96 hrs. 10% Igepal solution
Carbon Black (UV Protection) ASTM D 1603 2% minimum

Standard Colors:

Blue, Orange, Green, Brown & Gray

Standard Bundled Colors:

Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Gray, Yellow & White

Optional Colors Available:

Terra Cotta, Pink, Lilac, Buff, Pipe Green, Red & Black

Pest Duct

HDPE STEEL ARMOR CONDUIT

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Armor-Guard™ is an armored duct designed to provide the highest protection in direct burial or aerial applications. The corrugated steel armor is coated on both sides with a corrosion-resistant copolymer. The coated armor integrally bonded with the HDPE jacket for superior cable protection in rugged environments. The patented Wave RibTM inner liner greatly reduces the coefficient of friction, by over 75%, significantly reducing cable installation loads. It is available only in 1-1/4" diameter.

ARMOR-GUARD™ TOUGH–FLEXIBLE–SUPERIOR CABLE PROTECTION

Superior Long Term Protection - Armor-Guard's flexibility with a low brittleness temperature of -75° F protects cables from ground movement, like frost heave hidden objects in the soil that might cause cable pressure points, moisture and chemicals.

Rodent Resistant - Armor-Guard is the most reliable protection against gophers and rodents. Its steel armor greatly resists gnawing animals from penetrating the internal liner assuring the conduit's integrity to protect the internal cables.

Impact Resistance - Cable is protected from incidental shovel damage and provides much greater protection from impact than cable jackets alone.

Permanent Lubricant Applied - A specially formulated silicone lubricant emulsion can be added to the inner wall during manufacture. The lubricant will reduce the coefficient of friction to .10 or less, making cable installation much easier and less stressful on the cable. Being inert it will be there to help in removing the cable when future replacement is required.

Fast and Easy Installation - A special annealing process during each stage of manufacture assures flexibility to create straight payout from the reel or coil. It's made in long lengths needing fewer couplers and speeding up installation saving time and money.

ARMOR-GUARD SPECIFICATIONS

Armor-Guard is available with a standard orange color jacket or solid black with color stripes for easy identification. Other colors can be made available, but minimum quantities may apply. Armor-Guard can be manufactured internally lubricated, with pull tape or with cables preinstalled.

Standard Sizes and dimensional specifications
Nominal
Size
Jacket
Ave. OD
Jacket
Tol.
Ave. OD
Inner Liner
Ave. ID Wt./Ft.
(lbs.)
1-1/4"1.910"±0.0521.660"1.444"0.574
Standard Length and Weights
Cat. Number Nominal
Size
Weight
Per Ft.
Reel
Footage
Reel
F X T
Total
Weight
AG55125 NT33 2500R1-1/4"0.574#250072 X 421680#
AG55125 NT33 5000R1-1/4"0.574#500098 X 423190#
  1. Other lengths available, minimum run quantities may apply.
  2. Total weight includes reel weight.

Dimension Notes Measurement Methods:

Geo Thermal

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Service Tubing
3/4"- 2" diameters for geothermal applications.

 Photo of Geo Thermal Duct Innerduct Features & Benefits

GENERAL INFORMATION

PW GEO tubing is extruded using high density polyethylene (HDPE) in parallel coils with u-bends factory installed and tested. Available in standard and custom lengths to meet your application needs. HDPE has excellent chemical resistance, is light weight yet tough, making it ideally suited for geothermal installations in wells, ponds or trenched. Black in color to optimize designed to optimize heat transfer yet pressure rated.

Durable indent print includes

SPECIFICATIONS

  1. PE 3408 resin listed in PPI TR-4, cell classification 345444 or 345464 (C - Black) per ASTM D 3350, fully pressure rated resin.
  2. AWWA C 901, Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Tubing, 1/2" (13 mm) through 3" (76 mm) for Water Service. Dimensions are for OD controlled CTS or IPS tubing sizes, applicable for dimensions, testing and quality control.
  3. Made in accordance with the requirements of IGSHPA.
  4. Limited Lifetime Warranty, provided tubing is pressure tested after installation but before grouting or backfilling. Tubing must be installed following manufacturer's written procedures.

Dimensional Tables

Trade DV/PC1 > DR-11/PC 160
CTS Ave. OD Min. Wall Ave. ID Wt./Ft. (lbs)
3/4"0.875"0.080"0.706"0.087
3/4"1.050"0.095"0.849"0.124
1"1.125"0.102"0.908"0.143
1"1.315"0.119"1.063"0.195
1-1/4"1.375"0.125"1.110"0.214
1-1/4"1.660"0.150"1.342"0.311
1-1/2"1.625"0.148"1.312"0.299
1-1/2"1.900"0.172"1.535"0.408
2"2.125"0.193"1.715"0.512

2"2.375"0.215"1.919"0.637
  1. Standard Dimension Ratio (SDR) and Pressure Class (PC), other DR's can be made available upon request, minimum run quantities may apply.
  2. Pressure ratings are determined based on 73.4ºF, should operating temperatures exceed 80ºF consult a representative for adjusted working pressure ratings.
  3. When hydrostatically testing do not exceed 150% of working pressure, for more information see ASTM F 2164. Note: For safety reasons pneumatic testing of PE pipe is not recommended.

Installation - suitable for direct burial by plowing, directional drilling or placed in a trench. Pipe shall be supported through the use of proper embedment and compaction in open cut installations. For more information regarding installation requirements obtain a copy of the “Polyethylene Handbook" from the Plastic Pipe Institute.


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