Advantages of conduit wiring | Disadvantages of conduit wiring
This page covers advantages and disadvantages of conduit wiring and its basics. It mentions benefits or advantages of conduit wiring and drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring.
What is conduit wiring?
Conduits are used to protect and provide route of electrical wiring in electrical system. These conduits are made of plastic, metal or fiber. It can be rigid or flexible. They are installed by following standard regulations.
For workshops and public buildings, conduit wiring is best and most desirable system of wiring. It provides protection and safety against fire.
Types of conduits are as follows.
• Class A conduit : Thin layered steel sheet of low guage
• Class B conduit : Thick steel sheet of high gauge
Materials used in conduit wiring are as follows.
• GI (Galvanised Iron) wire
• VIR or PVC insulated cables
• Lock nut
• Junction Box
Benefits or advantages of conduit wiring
Following are the benefits or advantages of conduit wiring:
➨No risk of fire
➨No risk of damage of cable insulation
➨Safe from humidity, smoke, steam etc.
➨No risk of shock
Drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring
Following are the drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring:
➨Installation is not easy
➨Not easily customizable
➨Hard to detect faults