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Electrical and Telecommunication

Iplex’s extensive range of electrical and communications conduits, cable covers, marking tapes, pits and associated accessories provides solutions to the electrical, telecommunications, civil infrastructure, construction and mining sectors. The conduit range includes both PVC and PE100 products used for open trench and trenchless directionally drilled installations

Material Properties

PVC

Mechanical Properties

Property Value & Unit
Density (Specific Gravity) 1.47
Ultimate tensile strength 52MPa
Yeild Strain 5.5%
Compressive Strength 66MPa
Tensile Modulus 3200MPa
Hardness Shore D 85
Poisson's Ratio 0.38
Design Stress ≤DN150=11.0 MPa > DN150=12.3 MPa
Ring Bending Modulus (50yrs) 1200Mpa

Thermal Properties

Property Value & Unit
Coefficient of thermal expansion 70 x 10-5 / °C
Thermal conductivity 0.138W/m.K
Specific heat 1047 J/kg.K
Vicat Softening Temperature >70°C
Allowable Operation Temperature 50°C

Fire Resistance Properties

Property Value & Unit
Flammability Will not support combustion
Ignitability - AS 1530* 7
Smoke development - AS 1530* 9
Spread of flame - AS 1530* 0
Heat evolved - AS 1530* 2

*AWTA Product Testing, test report number 7-558788-CV

PE100

Mechanical Properties

Property Value & Unit
Density (Specific Gravity) 955kg/m3
Yeild Strain 10%
Yeild Stress 25Mpa
Compressive Strength 32MPa
Tensile Modulus 900MPa
Hardness Shore D 63
Poisson's Ratio 0.4
Ring Bending Modulus (3 mins) 950Mpa
Ring Bending Modulus (50yrs) 260Mpa
Safe axial (HDD pull-back at 20°C) load 8Mpa

Thermal Properties

Property Value & Unit
Coefficient of thermal expansion 1.8x10-4 / °C
Thermal conductivity 0.38W/m.K

Fire Resistance Properties

Property Value & Unit
Flammability Will not support combustion
Ignitability Index 13
Spread of Flame Index 7
Heat Evolved Index 6
Smoke Developed Index 3

*AWTA Product Testing, test report number 7-558788-CV