Liquatite® Conduit Types LA, ZHLA, and CBLA now CSA Certified “Heavy-Duty”

Liquatite® Conduit Types LA, ZHLA, and CBLA

Sept 2, 2020

ELECTRI-FLEX COMPANY announces product Types LA, ZHLA, and CBLA now conform to C22.2 No. 56-17 Annex A “Heavy-Duty” for CSA Certification. These products now join Liquatite® Type CSA as having CSA Certified Heavy-Duty designation. The “Heavy-Duty” Annex requires liquidtight flexible metal conduit to pass additional tension, cold flexibility, connector compatibility, and crush tests. Only conduit trade sizes ½” through 4” qualify for the (HD) “Heavy-Duty” designation.

The CSA Certified Heavy-Duty Difference means that these conduit types passed vigorous testing, above and beyond standard CSA and UL 360 standards.

• Tension – Withstands greater tension force.
◦ Tested to 500 lbs. which is a 66% greater force applied versus standard CSA and UL testing.

• Cold Flexibility – Superior flexibility in cold temperatures.
◦ Placed in a freezer for 4 hours, 300% longer cold exposure and then wrapped around a smaller mandrel with a 30-37% tighter bend radius.

• Connector Compatibility – Stronger connector attachment.
◦ Pulling force of 350 lbs., which is 133% greater force applied versus UL testing.

• Crush – Excellent crush strength.
◦ Meets the same tough standards as UL, 1,500 – 2,000 lbs. depending on conduit diameter.

Liquatite® products that meet CSA Annex A “Heavy-Duty” include Types CSA, LA, ZHLA, and CBLA.

Type CSA is a CSA Certified, general purpose, flexible steel conduit. It offers a Flame Test Rating FT-4 Flame Retardant and is (UV) Sunlight Resistant. Working Temperatures: CSA: -40°C to 75°C

Type LA is a UL Listed, CSA Certified, general purpose, flexible steel conduit that offers outstanding protection against wet and oily conditions. Working Temperatures: -30°C to 80°C Dry/60°C Wet /70°C Oil and CSA: -30°C to 75°C Air /75°C Oil

Type ZHLA is a UL Listed, CSA Certified, low fire hazard solution conduit, offering halogen-free, low smoke, and low flame spread properties. Working Temperatures: UL: -40°C to 80°C Air / 60°C Wet / 70°C Oil and CSA: -40°C to 60°C Dry / 60°C Oil

Type CBLA is a UL Listed, CSA Certified, Computer Blue LA, ideally suited for computer rooms and data center installations. Working Temperatures: -30°C to 80°C Dry/60°C Wet /0°C Oil and CSA: -30°C to 60°C Air / 60°C Oil

To learn more about CSA Certified “Heavy Duty” Liquatite® products, visit www.electriflex.com, email mktg@electriflex.com, or download the CSA Certified “Heavy-Duty” Conduits sales sheet at www.electriflex.com/resource-library/.

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