CertainTeed Corp. has responded to the needs of the expanding U.S. telecommunications and electrical utility industry by enlarging its Certa-Com Trenchless PVC Conduit product line to include an 8-inch diameter SCH80 restrained-joint PVC pipe offering. This new product, developed in response to customer requests for an easy-to-install and cost effective large diameter trenchless PVC conduit option with clear advantages over fused HDPE pipe, is available in 10- or 20-foot lengths that assemble quickly and do not require costly fusion or solvent welding.
With an 8-inch diameter Certa-Com restrained-joint pipe option, CertainTeed can offer utility contractors the opportunity to steer clear of the hassles and associated installation costs that typically accompany the assembly and installation of large diameter fused underground conduit systems. Certa-Com is quickly and easily assembled in 10- or 20-foot lengths while pullback continues, which eliminates costly, time-consuming pipe fusion and the need to string out several hundred feet of conduit within or beyond the work zone. This greatly streamlines the installation process and can realistically save contractors and project owners considerable time and money.