Frequently Asked Questions- Prysmian and Draka Cable Power Duct HDPE Duct Cable

I have the cable, I just need a power duct made of HDPE, can I get it?
Yes, if you have the power distribution cable and you need extra protection, you can order the power duct itself. Power Duct may be supplied with preinstalled cables, empty, or with a pull line. 

What things can I look for when identifying Prysmian and Draka Cable Power Duct?
Look at the color of the duct, it is usually black but you may have custom colors or even extruded stripes. The duct is made using HDPE with Schedule 40 wall thickness. 

In what applications can I use Schedule 40 HDPE Power duct? 
SHDPE duct can be used in locations with high traffic and where additional protection against corrosion and physical damage are required. It is designed for burial applications. It could be used highway lighting and to provide traffic signal lights.

You can use it in intelligent transport systems used for monitoring traffic, in CCTV systems for accident monitoring, and in automatic toll payment systems. In parking lots, you may use the duct to connect power lines that provide lighting to your parking zone. In airports, the Schedule 40 HDPE Power duct helps in lighting solutions. 

Where you want to install fiber cables and you expect the installations to be subjected to physical forces such as vehicle traffic, buried the cables underground, passing them under roadside or road crossing trenches, and other demanding environments, you may find these HDPE power duct cables very useful.

Why is HDPE considered the suitable material for heavy duty power ducts?
High density polyethylene popularly referred to as HDPE is a suitable material for making ducts and conduits that house and protect power and telecom cables. The material is corrosion resistant, flexible, durable, and chemical resistance. It is available in lengthy reel meaning it helps reduce joints and reduces the installation time.

The coilable HDPE power duct ensures compactness when shipping since it can come in long coils on reels or spools. Its flexibility allows it to follow trench contours meaning it can be installed in areas with obstacles. It bends and flexes easily and without breaking even when there is ground shifts and heaves. 

The HDPE duct has a wide temperature range from minus 20 degrees to 90 degrees Celsius. This power duct material has also low coefficient of friction. In fact, the friction coefficient 20 or 30 percent lower compared to that of PVC raceways something that allows for long cable pulling without causing damage. 

In addition, the long coil lengths ensure flexibility in your system design. If there are damages, you can replace the power or telecom cable lines without having to dig or trench extensively. 

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