HDPE Conduit & Duct Handling Guide
|Publication Date:||1 December 2018|
This Handling Guide covers a limited range of safety issues regarding the handling, unwinding, straightening and cutting of polyethylene conduit and duct. These products are also known as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit and duct, or PE conduit or duct. This Guide will use the term PE conduit to represent these various industry descriptions for the same types of products.
PE conduit is typically shipped on metal, wooden, or plastic reels, and may also be shipped in coils without a reel.
PE conduit has been used safely in thousands of applications. Still, there are precautions that should be adhered to when handling and transporting any product, and PE conduit is no exception.
Jobsite safety, transportation, storage guidelines, unloading guidelines, heat fusion joining and installation guidelines are some of the important topics not covered in this guide. Readers are referred to PPI's Material Handling Guide for HDPE Pipe & Fittings for a wider range of guidance covering those topics. Please visit www.plasticpipe.org.
As valuable as this Guide may be, it does not purport to address all of the product applications or construction practices that could be used, nor all of the safety practices necessary to protect persons and property.
It is the responsibility of the users of this Guide and the installers of PE conduit systems to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations before any use or installation.
For more information about HDPE conduit materials, design methods, and installation techniques please refer to other PPI publications on our website, including Ch. 14 of the Handbook of PE Pipe.