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Steel Tube Institute Announces Availability of New 'Guidelines for Installing Steel Conduit/Tubing'

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 30 /CNW/ -- The Conduit Committee of the Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI) has announced the availability of a new edition of its "Guidelines for Installing Steel Conduit/Tubing," which was developed to aid in the design and installation of wiring systems, and adherence to National Electrical Code(R) requirements. The updated Guidelines cover the installation of three popular steel conduits -- Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC), Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC) and Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) -- their fittings and other applicable accessories, as well as PVC-coated steel conduit and fittings. These types of raceways are used in residential, commercial and industrial structures.

"The new Guidelines incorporate the latest information and best practices for installing steel conduit," says Bill Wolfe, Executive Director of the STI. "They also serve as a resource for training, and as a comprehensive reference guide for installation procedures, requirements and practices. The Guidelines include a glossary of standard terms, product data, and information about grounding and protection against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), and a list of reference standards."

The manual also covers information on fire stopping and fire-blocking, corrosion protection, equipment grounding and bonding, the proper support of raceways, as well as a wide variety of other design and installation data.

The "Guidelines for Installing Steel Conduit/Tubing" may be downloaded from the STI's steel conduit website at . Printed copies are available, free of charge, by e-mailing your request to

The Steel Tube Institute was founded in 1930 to improve manufacturing techniques for steel tubular products and to promote the growth and application of pipe and tubular products. It's Conduit Committee sponsors research on steel conduit and provides information about the product's benefits, uses and versatility to specifiers, installers, end users and distributors. The Committee also works with appropriate code groups to improve and update applicable state and local codes, and manufacturers' instructions that apply to installing electrical products and systems. The Steel Tube Institute is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida and is made up
of companies that produce steel pipe and tubular products, and companies that supply the industry.

For further information: Elaine Thompson of Allied Tube and Conduit,
1-800-825-5433; or Marty Brett of Wheatland Tube, 1-800-257-8182; or Bob
Toothman of Strategic Images, 1-412-391-1469
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