New FPIHRL range of Flexible Conduit Systems for Rail

Flexible conduit manufacturer, Flexicon, part of Atkore Inc, has recently launched a brand new FPIHRL heavy weight nylon PA12 conduit; designed to provide very high flame retardancy for the rail industry to EN 45545-2 standard.

Flexicon has been providing superior protection for rail applications for many years, meeting the highest EN 45545-2 fire safety standard rating for the rail industry for both internal and external applications.

The new FPIHRL range features the same mechanical and impact strength and excellent resistance to water, dust, UV, oil and solvents, but with a lower HL2 fire performance classification, to provide superior protection for a broader range of applications.

The new, PA12, corrugated flexible conduit is ideal for applications where there is continual movement or flexing. For the rail industry, this includes internal and external cable protection on bogies, intercar jumper assemblies, the underside of railway carriages, or rolling stock assemblies that require the highest level of fire performance.

Says Neil Carter, UK Sales Director for Flexicon: “The rail sector sets the toughest standards for fire safety of any industry, with the EN 45545-2 standard detailing stringent requirements for flammability, ignitability, release of heat, smoke and toxic fume emissions.
FPIHRL has good fatigue life and abrasion resistance combined with high impact strength even at low temperatures to -50oC.

It is available in diameters from 13mm up to 67mm and can be used with FPA, and Flexicon Ultra (FPAU) fittings. Ingress protection ratings of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69 are available, when used with the Flexicon Ultra (FPAU) push fit connectors.

For further details on the range including technical datasheets, 3D CAD models or samples contact us and we’ll be happy to advise further.

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