PRESS RELEASE: IMC Conduit Added to Comtran’s VITALink® Electrical Circuit Integrity System

Attleboro, MA – Comtran Cable expands its VITALink® 2 Hour Fire Resistive cable system pathway selection with the addition of IMC (Intermediate Metal Conduit) and steel threaded couplings. Comtran is the first in the industry to receive approval for use of IMC conduits since the UL 2196 standard was re-established in 2012. VITALink®’s dual listed CI/CIC cable is approved to UL 2196 for two hours and, when installations require conduit, it is installed in accordance with UL FHIT System 40A. Adding to the already approved EMT conduit, IMC conduit is certified for use with steel threaded couplings. Approved IMC Conduit brands include Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. and Wheatland/Western Tube Co.

Both corrosion- and crush-resistant, IMC conduit offers easy wire pulling and provides more mechanical protection than EMT conduit. This allows VITALink® cable to expand beyond commercial applications to areas where additional protection is required, such as transit infrastructure, underground infrastructure, and on or below grade areas of installation. Comtran has the most versatile circuit integrity system, all specified in one UL FHIT system, simplifying the installation process.

Rama Nippani, Executive Director of Technical Services, is excited about this latest approval and the direction of the VITALink® product line. “Comtran’s VITALink® brand and commitment to innovation continues to lead the industry in circuit integrity solutions. With IMC conduit hardware approval, VITALink® can be installed in rugged and wet locations, helping to ensure life and fire safety in these challenging environments.”

For more information about VITALink® approvals or specifications, please contact Rama Nippani – rama.nippani@comtrancorp.com

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