This is the harmonized ANCE, CSA Group, and UL standard for Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings. It is the first edition of NMX-J-765i-ANCE, the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 2515, and the second edition of UL 2515. This edition of NMX-J-765i-ANCE is the first edition published. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 2515 supersedes the previous edition(s) published on July 31, 2009. This edition of UL 2515 supersedes the previous edition(s) published on July 31, 2009. This harmonized standard has been jointly revised on March 22, 2022. For this purpose, CSA Group and UL are issuing revision pages dated March 22, 2022, and ANCE is issuing a new edition dated March 22, 2022.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the Association of Standardization and Certification, (ANCE), CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the conduit manufacturing industry and the Technical Harmonization Subcommittee for Conduit and Tubing, of the Council of the Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards for the Nations of the Americas (CANENA), are gratefully acknowledged.
This standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the standard.
The present Mexican standard was developed by the CT 23 Electrical Accessories (Wiring Devices) from the Comité de Normalización de la Asociación de Normalización y Certificación, A.C., CONANCE, with the collaboration of the electrical manufacturers and users.
This standard was reviewed by the CSA Integrated Committee on Nonmetallic Conduit, Tubing, and Fittings, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Technical Committee on Wiring Products and the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, and has been formally approved by the CSA Technical Committee.
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 specifies the requirements for low-halogen aboveground (Type AG) reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (RTRC) and fittings for installation and use in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and NOM-001-SEDE, Standard for Electrical Installations (Mexico), in non-hazardous locations.
The products specified in this Standard are intended for use at -40° C (-40°F) to 110 °C (230°F). The products are for use above ground in exposed and concealed locations. The products are also suitable for use below ground by direct burial or by encasement in concrete.
Type AG conduit has not been evaluated for directional boring
This Standard covers ID (dimensions based on inside diameters) and IPS (dimensions based on outside diameters of iron pipe sizes) conduit and fittings. Trade sizes (metric designators) are 1/2 (16) to 6 (155).
Note: The values in parenthesis are metric size designations of conduits and fittings and do not necessarily reflect metric trade sizes.
ID and IPS conduit are designated as SW (Standard Wall) or HW (Heavy Wall), which refer to specific wall thicknesses.
Fittings specified in this Standard include, but are not limited to, straight couplings, 5° angle couplings, adapters, and elbows with plain ends or integral belled ends at one or both ends, expansion joints, and conduit bodies.
Note: In Canada, conduit bodies are not evaluated as outlet boxes – they are fittings. Requirements in this standard for conduit bodies intended for use as outlet boxes do not apply in Canada. In Mexico and the United States, a conduit body may be used as an outlet box for the splicing of conductors.
For products intended for use in Canada, general requirements are given in CSA-C22.2 No. 0.