When designing a cable management system for your next project, consider using fiberglass (FRP/GRP) cable tray over traditional materials. Non-metallic cable tray provides superior protection in harsh environments where corrosion resistance and long life span are important factors.
There are many who still believe that steel outweighs the competition, which is true in that steel does, quite literally, outweigh fiberglass. However, fiberglass provides the same strength-to-weight ratio at just one third the weight of steel. This allows for an easier, more cost effective installation. In addition, this weight-savings provides tremendous life cycle cost savings. In addition to being resistant to corrosion, fiberglass cable tray is also non-conductive and non-magnetic, therefore reducing shock hazard.
The benefits of using fiberglass cable tray over steel are unmatched, depending on the application. A few key advantages of FRP cable tray include:
- Corrosion resistant
- High strength
- High durability
- Fire retardant
- Easy installationNon-conductive
- Does not rust
- Reduce shock hazards
- High performance in marine/costal environments
- Available in multiple resin options & colors
- No special tools or hot-work permit required for installation
Fiberglass cable trays are also referred to as fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) cable trays, non-metallic cable trays, and glass reinforced plastic (GRP) cable trays. They are tested to meet NEMA FG-1 standards and meet all self-extinguishing requirements. Enduro cable trays are UL listed, ABS approved; additionally, Enduro, as a whole, is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Fiberglass tray also meets NEMA 20C rating for 100 pounds per foot over a 20 foot span. This means that due to its unique manufacturing process, Enduro fiberglass cable tray can load more than 100 pounds per linear foot with a twenty foot span. For more information about NEMA class ratings please download our catalog.
If you still don’t believe that fiberglass cable tray is the best solution for harsh conditions, take a look at a few of our project case studies like this one from a Chlor-Alkali facility. We also encourage you to contact us and speak to an expert who can answer your questions and provide a custom solution for your need.