Utility supplies: Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, has launched T&B® Fittings Sand Cast Aluminum Form 7 Conduit Bodies, made of CorroStall® aluminum alloy, which is among the most corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. After 1,200 hours of 5-percent salt fog testing, the CorroStall aluminum alloy enabled the T&B Fittings Sand Cast Aluminum Form 7 Conduit Bodies to remain free of red rust and surface pitting.
In addition to the superior corrosion resistance of the CorroStall aluminum alloy, the selection of T&B Fittings Sand Cast Aluminum Form 7 Conduit Bodies is available in all common styles and sizes, as well as LU, the universal conduit elbow that is unique to T&B, which replaces styles LL, LR, LB and C in most applications.
“The addition of Form 7 conduit bodies in the CorroStall alloy expands our offering to include a selection in industrial-grade aluminum,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director at T&B. “There is now a T&B conduit body in every available material: aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel and PVC coated. CorroStall is one of the world’s most corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys available for these applications, while still offering the light weight and economy of aluminum.”
T&B Fittings Sand Cast Aluminum Form 7 Conduit Bodies are recommended for electrical systems in harsh environments, especially where salinity or chemical compounds are present. In addition to the conduit bodies, cast covers are available in CorroStall aluminum alloy. Stamped covers in aluminum are also available. The conduit bodies and covers made of the CorroStall aluminum offer smooth surfaces that do not require painting, which eliminates the risk of flaking in environments where contamination is of concern.
Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn.