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Flexicon has classified EMC screening as follows
Standard 50dB @ IMHz Enhanced 60dB @ IMHz Super 70dB @ IMHz

Technical guidance

Application advice

Flexicon can offer impartial advice on which of our wide range of conduit systems is most suited to your application. Factors which may be important include:-

  • Compression strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Impact strength
  • Temperature range
  • Flexibility
  • Fatigue life
  • Electrical insulation or continuity
  • IP rating
  • Chemical resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • UV resistance
  • Anti vibration
  • Fire performance
  • EMC screening
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Colours
  • Ease of installation
  • Anti tamper
  • Hazardous Areas

Standards, performance and approvals

Flexicon conduits and fittings are manufactured by Flexicon to comply with the IEC and European conduit standard BS EN IEC 61386 - see classification table below.

Certain tests are carried out internally by Flexicon, other testing is carried out externally by accredited test laboratories. Specific test reports are available upon request.

Vibration and shock testing to EN61373 Cat 2.

Certain conduit systems have been tested and approved to the relevant parts of the Australian Standard AS2053.

Where product performance data over and above the requirements of BS EN IEC 61386 is provided e.g: Low Fire Hazard testing and EMC screening, other appropriate standards have been used.

Cable glands are manufactured to EN 50262.

Push button timers are manufactured to EN 60730-2-7.

Further information regarding standards and approvals can be found on page 96.

Technical data sheets are available for most products
Please call 01675 466900 for technical information and application advice.

Classification of conduit systems to BS EN IEC 61386
Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1st digit Compression Strength N/50mm V. Light (125) Light (320) Medium (750) Heavy (1250) V. Heavy (4000)
2nd digit Impact Strength Joules at min temp V.Light (0.5) Light (1) Medium (2) Heavy (6) V. Heavy (20)
3rd digit Minimum Temp deg C 5 -5 -15 -25 -45
4th digit Maximum Temp deg C 60 90 105 120 150 250 400
5th digit Conduit Type Rigid Pliable Pliable self recoving Flexible
6th digit Electrical Properties None declared Continous Insulating Continous + insulating 4 5 6 7
7th digit IP Rating Solids 3 4 5 6
8th digit IP Rating Water 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
9th digit Corrosion Resistance (water) None declared Low in & Out Medium in & out medium in & high out High in & out
10th digit Tensile Strength N None declared V. Light (100) Light (250) Medium (500) Heavy (1000) V. Heavy (2500)
11th digit Flame Propogation Non Flame Propogating Flame Propogating
12th digit Suspended Load N/48hr V. Light(20) Light (30) Medium (150) Heavy (450) V. Heavy (850)
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