This Standard applies to rigid PVC conduit — type EB1 for encasement in concrete or masonry and type DB2/ES2 for direct burial or encasement in concrete or masonry — and associated fittings in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, for ordinary locations.
The conduits and associated fittings covered by this Standard are intended for a maximum continuous operating temperature of 75 °C.
The accessories covered by this Standard include straight couplings, 5° angle couplings, caps, plugs, bell end terminators, bends, and adapters.
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