This is the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 211.2, Rigid PVC (unplasticized) conduit, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous edition published in 1984.
This edition includes the following changes:
(a) addition of metric designators for trade sizes;
(b) addition of requirements for use of PVC industrial scrap;
(c) addition of sunlight resistance requirements and markings; and
(d) revisions to prepare for future regional harmonization.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard applies to rigid PVC (unplasticized) conduit, elbows, bends, and couplings, intended for use at a continuous operating temperature of 75 °C, for the installation of wires and cables in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, for ordinary locations.
The products covered by this Standard are not threaded and are intended to be joined together by couplings using a suitable solvent cement.
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Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
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The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.