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T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling Improves Safety While Reducing Installation Time

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2014 – The new T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling from Thomas & Betts (T&B) improves safety and reduces installation time for joining rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduit that is subject to movement in any direction at structural joints.

Its design makes the T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling up to five times faster to install, while its versatility enables a five-to-one reduction in stock keeping units (SKUs). The T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling is manufactured in the United States.  

“The new, patent-pending T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling provides a flexible connection of PVC conduit runs that resists moisture ingress and stress caused by movement at structural joints,” said Chad Smith, vice president, product management and marketing, at Thomas & Betts. “It safely accommodates axial or parallel deflection of up to ¾ inch, and angular deflection up to 30 degrees from the relaxed position. It can be used indoors or outdoors, for direct burial or embedded in concrete.”

The T&B® Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling complies with 2014 National Electric Code® (NEC®) Article 300.4(H) for use where a raceway crosses a structural joint intended for expansion, contraction or deflection in buildings, bridges, parking garages, piers, hospitals, and water and waste water treatment plants. Additional features include a flexible neoprene outer jacket with tamperproof stainless steel straps for resistance to moisture and corrosion, and an inner sleeve to provide a constant and smooth inner diameter in any position to facilitate wire pulling and prevent damage to wire insulation.   

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.