UV-resistant conduit enters renewables market

26th July 2022
Mick Elliott

HellermannTyton's new FCT UV is an enhanced UV-resistant conduit used to route and protect wiring and is designed to withstand high levels of UV exposure.

As the first UV-resistant conduit to join HellermannTyton’s FCT range, it is ideal for the renewables market.

From solar installations to PV power plants, the FCT UV is suited to any external applications where additional UV resistance is needed.

Manufactured using UV stabilised PA6 Nylon in black, the FCT UV is designed with the highest UV resistance capabilities and a minimum of 25 years of UV protection in northern hemisphere conditions.  

Available from August in the UK, the FCT UV meets all testing certification requirements and is UV stabilised tested to ensure that it can withstand the temperature conditions in northernEurope where it will be available from September.

Such tests show that after prolonged exposure to UV light, the conduit has improved tensile load and extension break properties compared to a standard black PA6 product.

Jodie Thomas, Product Manager for HellermannTyton comments, “We are delighted to expand our FCT range with our first UV resistant conduit to serve the renewable energy industry. Having previously introduced UV-resistant products to several of our other ranges, the addition of the FCT UV only goes to show our commitment to supporting the growing solar and renewables markets as more industries turn to green energy.

“In many cases, products can be identified as being UV resistant based on the materials used rather than actual testing. At HellermannTyton, our customers do not merely have to take our word for it. All of our UV resistant products have test data documents to prove that they will stay structurally sound when used in applications of high UV exposure.”

Created halogen-free, the FCT UV is lightweight, flexible, and intended to protect cables from external exposure and crush damage.

With an operating temperature of -40ºC to +125ºC and available in nine sizes from 6.9mm to 26mm, the FCT UV can be made to order to suit any outdoor application, including bespoke lengths and slit versions for cables that need to be retrospectively fitted.

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