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What is the Difference Between a Metal Mesh Tube and a Metal Conduit?

Oct. 30, 2020

As a Flexible Conduit Factory, share with you. In the field of pipe fittings, it is easy to blur the concepts between metal mesh pipes and metal conduits, especially when laymen choose such products, it is easy to confuse these two products. What is the difference between them before?

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Metal conduit includes threaded metal conduit and corrugated metal conduit, which are mainly used to protect transmission signal lines, wires and cables, fiber optic cables, etc. In civilian use, it is mainly used in bathing conduit, kitchen sink conduit, and industrially used in factory production workshop to protect cables and wires from external damage. Metal conduit generally has the characteristics of waterproof, insulation, fire resistance, and tensile resistance, and has good bending and tensile properties.

The metal mesh tube generally refers to the metal braided tube. It is composed of multiple layers of inner tubes. Each layer has a different structure. Generally, the inner layer is a rubber tube, and the middle is an insulating layer. The appearance is a mesh tube woven of stainless steel wire. It is used for faucets, toilet pipes, and flowers. Pipe fittings for sprinkling.

Compared with metal conduits, metal mesh pipes have stronger toughness, strength, and tensile properties, and are used in more households; metal conduits are used as infrastructure paving projects and are used more by enterprises; metal conduits have better sealing properties, but are easy to break. Metal mesh pipes Low tightness and easy to leak water.

Therefore, it is possible to choose a metal conduit with better sealing performance or a metal mesh pipe with better toughness according to the actual situation.

Metal conduit

In complex piping systems, there are often various difficulties in installation due to the limitations of the space and location conditions: the formed pipe cannot be installed; bending, straight, and improvising the installed pipe will inevitably produce partial Cold correction. Depending on the pipe diameter and the specific situation of the site, the amount of cold correction ranges from a few millimeters to tens of millimeters, and some up to hundreds of millimeters. Practice has proved that the larger the amount, the higher the internal stress, and these remaining installation stresses in the pipeline system are undoubtedly extremely hidden. A section of the bearing lubricating oil duct in some types of engines has broken accidents many times in actual operation because of excessive installation stress.

Since the metal conduit can be bent at will and the internal stress generated by bending under the condition of the rated bending radius is very small, it can bring great convenience to the installation work and also play a certain role in ensuring the safe operation of the pipeline system.

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