Conduit systems protect against attack
Published: 26 February, 2014
When power or communications cables are installed in rural areas there is a risk of attack from rodents. Protection is therefore required to limit the risk of damage. Traps, poisons or sonic deterrents can be ineffective, but electrical conduit manufacturer, ADAPTAFLEX, says it has a solution.
Protecting cables and wires from rodents is vital because by chewing through them appliances can be shorted, the electrical system damaged and the risk of fire increased. Following requests for assistance from contractors, specifiers and wholesalers, Adaptaflex has recommended the use of its nylon based, non-metallic flexible conduit as an effective solution. Nylons do not retain the rodent's scent and therefore nylon based conduit systems can effectively protect exposed runs of thermoplastic (PVC) insulated and sheathed cables.
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