Conduit body offers enhanced protection

Memphis, Tenn., March 10, 2011— The OCAL-BLUE Type 4X Form 8 conduit bodies from Thomas & Betts offer double-coated exteriors for enhanced protection in corrosive environments as well as extending the service life of the conduit bodies. The interior and exterior are coated with 0.002 inches (2 mils) of blue urethane and the exterior is coated with an additional minimum of 0.040 inches (40 mils) of injection-molded polyvinylchloride (PVC), providing a new solution for corrosion-resistant protection in harsh-environment applications, such as wash-down areas and outdoor applications exposed to rain, ice and snow.

The covers for OCAL-BLUE Type 4X Form 8 conduit bodies offer additional features, such as an integral O-ring seal on the cover that seals against the flat base. Another feature is the encapsulated stainless-steel cover screws that meet UL-listed Type 4X and NEMA 4X requirements with simple hand-tightening to 15 foot-pounds of torque; competitive products typically require 35 foot-pounds of torque. No tools or separate gaskets are needed.

“Double-coated OCAL-BLUE conduit bodies provide an added layer of corrosion protection in harsh environments found in water and wastewater treatment facilities, food and beverage processing facilities, oil and gas refineries, and mining operations,” said Mark Nowak, Thomas & Betts product manager for Ocal products. “An added benefit is the ability to meet UL and NEMA Type 4X requirements by simply hand-tightening the cover screws.”

OCAL-BLUE Type 4X Form 8 conduit bodies are made from cast iron and are available in sizes from one-half inch to two inches. The PVC coating is available in grey or can be custom molded to a customer’s specification. Covers are also sold separately for replacement.

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