Power & Communications

WL Plastics’ telecommunications and electrical conduit pipe is manufactured from the highest quality High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). WL Plastics Conduit (duct or innerduct) made with HDPE provides the ideal protective pathway for applications such as power utilities distribution, telecommunications, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and CATV. HDPE conduit is often installed via Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) because of its flexible nature and high tensile strengths, minimizing installation costs and disruptive impacts to worksites and the surrounding environments. HDPE conduit can also be plowed into place or set in traditional trenching installation methods. HDPE conduit is a durable product resistant to impact damage across a broad range of temperatures. WL Plastics HDPE conduit provides the ideal protective pathway for electrical distribution cables and fiber-optic telecommunication cables, protecting them from impact or rock and root impingement.

These properties make HDPE the ideal material solution for creating conduits used in power and telecommunications systems. At WL Plastics, we offer a range of HDPE conduit products for use in a variety of challenging applications and environments.

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Product Features

  • Manufactured with highest quality HDPE materials
    • Certified to ASTM D3350
    • Meets or exceeds cell class PE334480C or E
    • No recycled or filler materials
  • Manufactured in accordance with industry standards
    • ASTM F2160
    • UL 651A Listed
    • NEMA TC-7
  • Long continuous lengths on reels for ease of installation

Product Options

  • Diameters ranging from 3/4’’ to 12’’
  • Variety of wall dimensions (SDR, SIDR, SCH40 & SCH80)
  • Custom colors, stripes, lengths and print-lines
  • Pre-installed pull tape available
  • Segmented reels available

Advantages of HDPE Conduit for Power and Communication

Here are some of the primary features and benefits of our HDPE conduit product line:

  • Quality. We use only the highest quality HDPE materials and never use filler material or recycled material. All of our HDPE conduit is certified to ASTM D3350 standards and meets or exceeds cell class PE334480C or E.
  • Compliance. Our manufacturing processes for HDPE conduit strictly adhere to industry standards such as ASTM F2160, UL 651A, and NEMA TC-7.
  • Continuous Lengths. We offer our HDPE conduit on reels to provide long, continuous lengths that are easy to transport and install. This continuity eliminates joints, making it the ideal pathway for plowing installations and HDD.
  • Flexibility. HDPE can flex and bend without cracking or snapping and withstands shifts in the ground or terrain without damage. It operates within a broad thermal range and maintains excellent ductility even at low temperatures. The material’s high flexibility also allows conduit to contour to trenches and be easily routed around ground obstacles.
  • Durability. Our HDPE conduit features unmatched toughness and high impact resistance. Using high quality raw materials ensures that WL Plastics conduit won’t become brittle or crack with age.
  • Chemical Resistance. HDPE conduit won’t corrode, making it an excellent choice in environments with high soil or moisture exposure. The material is impervious to bacteria, pests, and fungal decomposition and also resists harsh chemical environments, including variable pH, and reactive minerals, protecting the expensive electrical or fiber optic cables housed inside.
  • Low coefficient of friction (COF). HDPE has a naturally low COF and is receptive to lubrication. Lower COF means that HDPE conduit has a longer pull lengths, allowing for fewer manholes that are further apart than what would be possible with some other electrical conduit types.
  • Thermal Resistance. WL Plastics HDPE conduits are rated to hold electrical cables with operating temperatures up to 90° C (194° F). Electrical HDPE conduits retain toughness and ductility at cold temperatures down to -40°F (-40°C).

Applications for HDPE conduit

Our HDPE conduits serve a broad range of power and telecommunications applications. Here are some examples:

  • Transportation wiring. HDPE conduit has been extensively used by transportation departments to provide reliable power to lighting, traffic signals, digital signage, automatic toll booths, traffic monitors, and CCTV systems.
  • Underground power lines. Overhead power lines require tree trimming, pole replacement, and constant maintenance from storm damage or general exposure to the elements. An underground HDPE protected power line mitigates the need for extensive maintenance and offers excellent curb appeal in residential and commercial areas.
  • Telecommunications. HDPE conduits provide enormous potential to the telecom sector. Capable of protecting massive fiber optic highways and reducing costly maintenance and down times, HDPE conduit is the ideal material of choice for communications technologies. WL Plastics offers custom colors and color stripes on our conduits to allow for easy and convenient identification.

HDPE Conduit From WL Plastics

HDPE conduit features robust physical properties, enabling it to protect cabling, fiber optics, and power lines for years with little to no maintenance. WL Plastics offers a variety of options, allowing our customers to tailor their HDPE conduit products to their specific needs:

  • Diameters ranging from 3/4” to 12”
  • Variety of wall dimensions (SDR, SIDR, SCH40 & SCH80)
  • Custom colors, stripes, lengths, and print-lines
  • Pre-installed pull tape available
  • Segmented reels available
  • Produced to ASTM F2160, UL 651A or NEMA TC-7

To see how WL Plastics conduit products can be the ideal protective pathway for your next project, please contact us today. Our experienced and friendly staff would love to hear how we can assist you!

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