Here is an overview of the features, specifications, uses and applications of the various categories of Flexible Metal Conduit Fitting. The rigid type Metal Conduit, also technically known as the RMC, ensures high-end protection to electrical wires of varying types. As a result, cables can be easily safeguarded from the severity of environmental damage.
RMC fittings are utilized for both hidden in addition to vulnerable applications. All these include factory-threading at either ends, which can be advantageous to the electric wires.
The Metallic tube of this electric kind is galvanized. Because of this, Liquid Tight Flexible Metal Conduit works best in situations which are vulnerable to corrosion as they're rust proof in addition to corrosion resistant.
Flexible Metal Conduit facilitate convenient handling and installation. While installing, the conduit is cut using specific tools. It is used for both hidden as well as exposed applications, but you should restrict its usage to dry locations. Liquid tight flexible type (LFMC) is useful for moisture and dust-prone locations. It has an outer covering that is liquid tight and sunlight resistant. It is not advisable to use the Liquid Tight Flexible Metal Conduit Fitting in areas which are prone to severe damage, but these can be used in wet and dry areas. The fitting can be left exposed or can be buried inside the earth.