Choosing the right conduit for fiber optic cable or electrical applications is essential to the success of your project. Pittsburgh Pipe is your St. Louis, Missouri area innerduct specialist. We offer several types of innerduct to meet industry standards so you can make the best choice depending on your specific project needs.
Aerial duct – Aerial ductwork is beneficial for road and rail crossings, trolley crossings, and water crossings. An aerial conduit application provides an efficient means of supporting cable which can easily be replaced or allow for adding additional cables without requiring anyone to enter into hazardous or hard to reach areas.
Cable in conduit (CIC) – This protective encasing may be made of metal, plastic, fiber, or fired clay. Most cables in conduits are rigid, but flexible conduit is used for some purposes. Electrical conduits provide excellent protection to enclosed conductors from impact, moisture, and chemical vapors.
Figure eight duct – Ideal for projects that need maximum protection in areas with limited access, the figure-eight duct is perfect for keeping your cables safe. The figure-eight construction with additional EHS (Extra High Strength) is perfectly suited to maximize the potential use of a confined space.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) – HDPE pipes are specifically designed for extended, leak-proof performance and are an exceptional choice for telecom or electrical applications. Smooth-wall High-Density Polyethylene pipes are a cost-effective way to ensure protection and durability for the transfer of a variety of applications such as transferring of wastewater, hazardous materials, and compressed gases, HDPE pipes are a safe and reliable solution. Heat-fused joints reduce any chance of leakage, and anti-corrosion material makes them a sure-bet to remain sturdy and pristine regardless of the task at hand. Corrugated HDPE is also available for when you need ductwork in tight spaces.
Maxcell – The Maxcell innerduct system uses cutting-edge flexible fabric design that is easier to use than corrugated innerduct piping. Maxcell can conform to tight areas while retaining its cable protection properties, which maximizes cable space and makes it a superior choice for a wide variety of cable installation uses.
Microduct – Microducts are primarily small in diameter, flexible, or semi-flexible ducts that are designed to provide clean, continuous, low-friction paths for placing cables that have relatively low pulling tension limits. Bundles of small microducts are installed within the main microduct, allowing for greater protection and separation of cables that are intended for different purposes.
Plenum/Riser rated – Plenum-rated innerduct is ideal for projects with cable pulls of less than 1000 feet. Their nonmetallic flexibility reduces the surface contact of fiber cables that are pulled through the ducts. This product can be custom ordered for wall thickness, coil lengths, straight lengths, colors, and they can be matched to meet ASTM specifications.
Ribbed innerduct – Less friction with additional strength, direct burial cable is an essential component of developing a successful cable networking system. Ribbed innerduct conduit is built for inground installation and is protected against weathering, water, and rodent protection. Our patented design goes through 25 testing steps to ensure compliance.
Smooth wall innerduct – Smooth wall HDPE is used in the underground raceway, and it is typically packaged in continuous reels. Available in many colors to make it easier to identify, smoothwall can be installed through trenching, plowing, or directional drilling. You can also select different wall thicknesses depending on the needs and installation methods used on your project.
Tonable duct – Tonable conduit provides the ability to locate underground piping simply to ease the installation, or reinstallation process. This additional tracer wire or conduit is corrosion resistant and allows for an alternative method of using pull tape.
The Pittsburgh Pipe Advantage
Our products are fully tested to comply with all US standards. Any consultants or engineers who are concerned with the performance and safety of their clients’ buildings, in particular, the air ductwork, can be assured with knowing that the specification of UL Listed Innerduct products meet a comprehensive standard that falls short of nothing but the best. Trained and certified UL inspectors perform regular follow-up factory inspections to ensure product safety and consistency across the board. Our industry reputation for supplying the Right Pipe, Right On Time is what we deliver every day to every client. We promise to deliver unequaled service and dependability, matched with competitive pricing. We provide an accurate and prompt quote on any project and coordinate the correct delivery schedule to meet your needs. Let Pittsburgh Pipe be your warehouse and logistics coordinator for your next project.