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System No. 40A

February 15, 2019

Fire Rating - 2 Hr.

    1. Wall or Floor Assembly* — Minimum 2 hr rated concrete or masonry wall or concrete floor. Opening in wall or floor through which raceway passes is to be sized to closely follow the contour of the raceway. Through opening in wall or floor shall be firestopped using an approved firestop system.

      See Through-penetration Firestop Systems (XHEZ) for presently Certified firestop systems.

    2. Raceway* — Horizontal and vertical installation.

    ALLIED TUBE & CONDUIT CORPORATIONType EMT E-Z Pull Brand or Type IMC


    COLUMBIA MBFType EMT E-Z Pull Brand


    WHEATLAND/WESTERN TUBE CO

    Type EMT FasTrak Plus Brand or Type IMC


    Shielded Cable Construction:

    Cable
    Size,
    AWG/
    kcmil
    Minimum Raceway Trade Size, in.
    Horizontal and Vertical Installation: No. of Cables
    1[1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    18 (solid) 2/C 1/2 3/4 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/4
    18 (solid) 4/C, 6/C, 8/C 3/4
    16 (solid) 2/C 1 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2
    14 (solid) 2/C 1 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 2 2 2 2

    Note: Shielded VITALink Brand cables may be installed within the same raceway when not exceeding the number of cables associated with the 14AWG installation.

    Note: Shielded and Unshielded constructions with the same voltage from the same model family may be combined within the same conduit. VITALink Brand cables may be installed within the same raceway when not exceeding the maximum number of cables associated with any of the cable sizes installed within the common raceway. i.e. 14AWG and 18AWG cables installed in the same 2" raceway are limited to a maximum of 7 cables.

    Note [1]: IMC raceway is 3/4 in. to 2 in.

    Unshielded Cable Construction:

    Cable
    Size,
    AWG/
    kcmil
    Minimum Raceway Trade Size, in.
    Horizontal and Vertical Installation: No. of Cables
    1[1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    18 (solid) 2/C 1/2 3/4 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/4
    16 (solid) 2/C 1/2 3/4 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2
    16 (stranded) 2/C 1/2 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2 2
    14 (solid) 2/C 1/2 1 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2 2
    14 (stranded) 2/C 1/2 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2 2 2
    12 (solid or stranded) 2/C 1/2 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 1-1/2 2 2 2 2

    Note: Unshielded VITALink Brand cables may be installed within the same raceway when not exceeding the maximum number of cables associated with any of the cable sizes installed within the common raceway. i.e. 12AWG and 18AWG cables installed in the same 2" raceway are limited to a maximum of 7 cables.

    Note: Shielded and Unshielded constructions with the same voltage from the same model family may be combined within the same conduit. VITALink Brand cables may be installed within the same raceway when not exceeding the maximum number of cables associated with any of the cable sizes installed within the common raceway. i.e. 12AWG and 18AWG cables installed in the same 2" raceway are limited to a maximum of 7 cables.

    Note [1]: IMC raceway is 3/4 in. to 2 in.

    2A. Raceway Coupling* — (Not Shown).

    EMT

    RACOSteel (all components) EMT Compression Couplings (1/2"-2") or Set Screw (3/4"-2") Couplings. Trade size to correspond with the raceway size.


    ABB INSTALLATION PRODUCTS INCSteel (all components) EMT Compression Couplings. Trade size to correspond with the raceway size.


    IMC

    Allied or Wheatland/Western Steel Threaded Couplings. Trade size to correspond with the raceway size.


    3. Fire-Resistive Cable* — The hourly fire rating applies to cable passing completely through a fire zone and terminating a minimum of 12 inches beyond the fire rated wall or floor bounding the fire zone. The cables as identified below may be installed in the orientations defined in the tables above.

    COMTRAN LLCVITALink Brand Type FPLR-CI-LS/CMR-CI-LS/CL3R-CI-LS shielded and Type FPLR-CI-LS/CMR-CI-LS/CL3R-CI-LS unshielded cables. To be installed as described herein and in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions dated December 2018, R27557.


    4. Supports — (Figure 1) — Min 12 gauge, by 1-1/2 in. wide or 1-5/8 in. wide, painted or unpainted, slotted steel channels with hemmed flange edges. Channel bottom with or without holes. Lengths of slotted steel channels 5 ft. and less shall be secured to the wall or floor with a min of two 1/4 in. diameter (or larger) by 2-1/4 in. min long concrete screws, or 1/4 in. diameter (or larger) by 1-3/4 in. long min steel masonry anchors. One screw or anchor to be located at each end of the slotted steel channel. Lengths of slotted steel channel in excess of 5 ft. require a min of three screws or anchors, one at each end of the channel and one centrally located within the length of the channel. For vertical and/or horizontal cable installations, the supports shall be spaced a maximum of 5 ft. OC.
    4A. Trapeze-Type Supports — (Figure 2) — The raceways shall be installed on/from trapeze-type supports. The trapeze-type supports shall be secured from the surface of the floor. The supports shall be spaced a maximum of 5 ft. OC.
    5. Clamps — Two-piece single-bolt pipe clamps. Min 16 gauge steel, 1-1/4 in. wide. Trade size to correspond with the outside diameter of the raceway.
    6. Pulling Lubricant* — (Not Shown) — When installing the cable into the conduit, the cables shall be coated with pulling lubricant.

    AMERICAN POLYWATER CORPPolywater Type LZ


    7. Enclosures* (Pull Boxes) — (Not Shown) — Wiegmann NEMA-1 steel enclosures with steel compression or steel set-screw connectors (RACO or ABB Installation Products Inc) sized to correspond with the raceway may be used in the horizontal installation and shall be used in the vertical installation. Refer to the Manufacturer's Installation Instructions dated May 2018 for additional details.

    Horizontal Installation - Horizontal runs may utilize an enclosure (pull box) within the system. The cable(s) shall enter and exit through the side walls of the enclosure.

    Vertical Installation - Vertical runs require an enclosure (pull box) be installed at the bottom of the raceway. The bottom raceway must exit through either the back or side wall of the enclosure. Vertical runs may utilize an enclosure (pull box) elsewhere within the system. The cable(s) shall enter and exit through the top and bottom of the enclosure.

    When installing 12AWG, 14AWG and 16AWG cable(s) in vertical runs, the maximum distance of unsupported cable shall not exceed 45 ft. between vertical cable supports. When installing 18AWG cable(s) in vertical runs, the maximum distance of unsupported cable shall not exceed 30 ft. between vertical cable supports (see Item 8).

    8. Vertical Cable Supports* — (Not Shown) — Vertical runs beyond the limits defined in Section 7 require the cables to be supported using an AMTEC stainless steel wire mesh support grip within the vertical enclosure. The grip must be suspended from a steel bolt or steel hook fastened to the back or side wall of the enclosure and shall be sized for the cable diameter to be supported. Refer to the Manufacturer's Installation Instructions dated May 2018 for additional details.
    9. Taped Splice — (Optional Not Shown) — 2 Hr. Ratings at 72V line to line (42 V line to ground) — The FPL cable(s) may be installed with a pig tail crimp taped splice. The following components are required: *Wiegmann HS series pull box, splice kit supplied fiberglass and silicone tape and *TE Connectivity copper crimp connector. Refer to the Manufacturer's VITALink CIC Splicing guide dated May, 2018 for additional details.

    *Listed and labeled to meet the requirements of the NEC

Last Updated on 2019-02-15
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