Flexicon helps address environmental conditionsPosted On: Wednesday 10th July 2019 Back to Blog Listing
Flexicon helps address environmental conditions.
Environmental conditions can dramatically impact on the performance and suitability of products thus compromising system Integrity.
Flexicon warrant resistance to UV degradation.
Ultra Violet rays can cause significant mechanical degradation to plastic materials if continuously exposed. This can result in lower impact strength, less flexibility and lower fatigue life.
Flexicon have engineered material solutions to enhance resistance against UV. Specifiers and Engineers should carefully consider the level of exposure to UV an installation may be subjected to.
Our range of Network Rail PADS approved products have been extensively tested to warrant that the product performance will not suffer from significant mechanical deterioration from ultra violet exposure for a period of 35 years from the purchase date of the product.
Corrosion resistance will impact the lifetime performance.
Non-metallic systems offer inherent corrosion resistance against water and moisture. Our NRFPIH and NRFPIHR systems are suitable and have been approved specifically for areas prone to flooding or immersion.
For Metallic conduit systems, Flexicon’s galvanised steel conduits are manufactured from hot dipped galvanised steel strip with a zinc coating equating to thickness of 7microns. This offers a degree of protection but is not typically suitable or recommended for continuously wet or damp environments. For this type of environment we would recommend Stainless Steel conduits and fittings manufactured from Grade AISI 316L (EN ref 1.4404) stainless steel, which is commonly known as Marine Grade Stainless Steel