In the world of electrical installations, efficiency, durability, and cost savings are paramount. It’s not just about getting the job done; it’s about getting it done right, efficiently, and without breaking the bank. ABB’s T&B Fittings BlueKote LU Universal Conduit Bodies are here to revolutionize your conduit installations. Let’s explore how these conduit bodies offer an array of benefits that can transform your projects.
The Value Proposition
At first glance, these conduit bodies might seem like any other, but a closer look reveals their exceptional value proposition:
1. Superior Corrosion Resistance:
ABB’s BlueKote LU conduit bodies feature a remarkable level of corrosion protection. With three external and four internal protection layers, you can trust that your conduit body is built to withstand the harshest environments. Say goodbye to worries about rust and deterioration.
2. SKU Reduction:
Simplify your inventory management. The LU universal conduit body acts as LB, LL, LR, L, and inspection C conduit bodies. This means fewer product variations to stock, reducing inventory costs and complexity.
3. Ease of Installation:
Time is money, and ABB understands that. The BlueKote® PTFE internal coating creates a slick surface that reduces drag during wire pulling. It’s all about making your installation process smoother and more efficient.
4. Simplified Cover Installation:
ABB goes the extra mile by providing Form 7 and Form 8 covers with pre-installed gaskets. This thoughtful addition not only streamlines the installation process but also reduces part numbers and labor while ensuring a reliable seal.
5. Efficient Conduit Fill Compliance:
Compliance with conduit fill requirements doesn’t have to be complicated. LU conduit bodies eliminate the need to upsize your fittings, saving you both labor and the expense of buying larger fittings and reducing bushings.
The Universal Elbow Revolution
In 2009, ABB introduced the groundbreaking LU universal elbow, designed to simplify your conduit installations even further. This innovation replaces LL, LR, LB, and C conduit bodies, eliminating the hassle of choosing the right conduit body for the job.
As the name suggests, the LU universal elbow truly goes almost anywhere a conduit elbow is needed. But that’s not all—this conduit elbow allows you to run fiber optic cable in a 3/4″ system while maintaining the required cable bend radius, instead of using a larger 2″ system. This represents significant savings for you in terms of conduit, bodies, and labor costs.
Key Features of the LU Universal Elbow:
- Radius matches the bent conduit, simplifying wire pulling.
- Angled cover port for easier wire pulling, and it uses standard covers.
- BlueKote four-layer protection offers exceptional internal and external corrosion resistance.
- Blue interior color signals the quality of ABB’s product.
- UL listed as an enclosure, allowing splices inside the LU.
- Rated for 40% wire fill, preventing conduit system de-rating.
Available Material Options
ABB offers an array of material options for your LU conduit bodies to cater to different installation requirements. These options include:
- Gray Iron (Class 30): LU8–LU68 conduit bodies come in gray iron, known for its strength and durability.
- Stamped Steel: For more lightweight applications, ABB offers stamped steel conduit bodies (180S–680S) with neoprene gaskets.
- Gray Iron with Neoprene Gasket: If you prefer gray iron but with a neoprene gasket, ABB has you covered with 180F–680F conduit bodies.
- PVC Coated: ABB provides PVC-coated conduit bodies, ensuring corrosion resistance and enhanced protection.
- Stainless Steel: For the most demanding environments, ABB offers stainless steel LU conduit bodies, combining corrosion resistance with durability.
- Aluminum: Lightweight yet robust, aluminum conduit bodies are ideal for various applications.
Experience the Difference
With ABB’s BlueKote LU Universal Conduit Bodies and the innovative LU universal elbow, you’re not just getting conduit solutions; you’re getting a complete transformation of your conduit installations. Whether you’re working on stadium lighting, municipal parks, or any high-pole illumination project, these products are designed to meet your specific needs.
Unlock the potential of your conduit installations with ABB’s T&B Fittings BlueKote LU Universal Conduit Bodies. Don’t settle for ordinary; choose extraordinary efficiency, durability, and cost savings.
Read more on ABB’s Product Page, or ask your Biben Sales representative in Eastern PA, Southern NJ, DE, MD, DC, or Northern VA for more information.
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