Standards & Approvals

Flexicon conduits and fittings are manufactured by Flexicon to comply with the IEC and European conduit standard BS EN IEC 61386.

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.

ISO 9001 – 2015

Flexicon is accredited to ISO 9001 2015 by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for the design and manufacture of conduit systems and accessories. Certificate No FM58347.
BS EN IEC 61386

BS EN IEC 61386 is the new worldwide standard for conduit systems and is superceding the previous European conduit standard EN 50086. Flexicon were one of the first companies in the UK to have its products tested to the new standard.
CE

Flexicon are marked with the CE mark to show that they comply with the essential requirements of the relevant European Directives.
RoHS

All Flexicon’s products meet the requirements of the European RoHS Directive, Restriction of Hazardous substances. This precludes the use of certain toxic materials and heavy metals.
REACH

All Flexicon products in the catalogue meet the requirement of the European REACH regulation, Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.
IRIS – International Railway Industry Standard

Flexicon has been assessed and certified by SGS in accordance with IRIS for the activities of Design and Development and Manufacturing for the scope of certification: 20 (Single Railway Components) Design, development and manufacture of Flexible Conduit Cable Protection Systems.
RISQS

Flexicon are RISQS verified so buyers can quickly establish and assess our Safety Management, Capacity, Quality Management and Corporate legislation compliance.
Transport for London – TFL

Flexicon have a number of products that have been approved for use by London Underground and Crossrail.
Network Rail – PADS Approval

Flexicon have a number of products approved to the new enhanced PADS approval for Flexible Conduits, Glands and Accessories intended for use in signalling and infrastructure applications. This requirement now includes applications prone to flooding or prolonged immersion under water.
Railway Industry Association (RIA) & Rail Alliance

Flexicon are active members in the Railway Industry Association and Rail Alliance.
Hazardous Area Approvals


Flexicon’s EXD glands have been independently tested and accredited for ATEX and IECEx Ex d, Ex e and Ex t applications. These glands also have CU-TR approvals.

Our LTP EXE range of fittings have been tested and accredited for both ATEX and IEC Ex.

Our LTP-CUL fittings have been UL listed and are suitable for use in Hazardous locations as per NEC Article 501(B)(2) Class I Div 2, Article 502 (A)(2) & (B)(2) Class II Div 1&2, Article 503 (A)(3) & (B)(3) Class III Div 1&2.

Hazardous area products

IEC 60079-1, Ex d Flameproof glands
IEC 60079-7, Ex e Increased Safety glands and conduit fittings
IEC 60079-31, Ex t Dust Ignition Protection glands and conduit fittings
IEC Ex factory approval for the manufacture of Ex d, Ex e and Ex t products by Intertek.
– EN 60079-1, Ex d Flameproof glands
– EN 60079-7, Ex e Increased Safety glands and conduit fittings
ATEX factory approval for the manufacture of Ex d and Ex e products by Intertek.
North American Approvals

Our FPASC nylon conduits from 21mm to 67mm have Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for use in USA and Canada to the UL standard UL1660 – File No. 246572.

Our FPAX and FPAU fittings have UL listing to UL514B and CSA standard C22.2 No. 18.3-04. File No. E247502.

Most of Flexicon’s nylon conduits (FPAS, FPAL, FPAH, FPR, FPI and FPIH) and fittings (FPA, FPAX, and FLK) have UL recognition to UL 1696 for use in USA and Canada – File No. E229161.

LTPUL conduit is UL listed to UL360 and CSA approved. Our LTP-CUL fittings are UL listed to UL514B and are suitable for use in Hazardous locations as per NEC Article 501(B)(2) Class I Div 2, Article 502
(A)(2) & (B)(2) Class II Div 1&2, Article 503 (A)(3) & (B)(3) Class III Div 1&2.

FPC conduits and MPC fittings are UL recognised to UL1696 for use in USA and Canada – File No. E229161.

We have tested a selection of our products for UV performance against UL 1660 test criteria (see UL Test Report No. 13CA50836)
Hygienic Applications

Flexicon’s Hygienic products are manufactured from FDA approved ingredients and have been independently tested to European Food Regulation 10/2011.
Lloyds Register of Shipping Type Approval

Specific conduit systems from Flexicon have Lloyds Register of Shipping Type Approval having been assessed for suitability for marine and other arduous applications.
UK MOD – NCAGE No. U5256

Flexicon is a registered supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence NCAGE No. U5256 and holds NATO codification numbers for specific conduits.

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