PCD collaborates with standards development organizations (SDOs) that set standards for manufacturing practices, quality control, product-testing and installation methods. PCD also educates designers, installers, users and government officials about HDPE conduit; establishes a forum for problem solving and new ideas; and maintains liaison with industry, educational and government agencies.

APPLICATIONS

  • Power Utilities - lower voltage power lines 15-96kV
  • Telecommunications - fiber optic network backbones
  • CATV - cable television
  • SCADA - supervisory control and data acquisition
  • FTTH - fiber to the home or node
  • ITS - intelligent transportation systems
  • Highway Lighting
  • Other Underground Utilities

Our Mission

To expand knowledge of the uses and benefits of HDPE conduit for Power and Communications applications.

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) CONDUIT

The preferred material to house and protect electrical power and telecommunications cables within. It offers unmatched corrosion and chemical resistance, is flexible and durable, and is available in long coil lengths to reduce joints and installation time. HDPE conduit is available in a variety of sizes, colors, dimensions and lengths. HDPE is also used for cable-in-conduit conductors.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK

The benefits of Utility Relocation with HDPE Conduit

The Webinars Playback can be found HERE.

CONDUIT CALCULATOR

The Conduit Design Calculator is a software tool that aids in determining the most appropriate wall thickness of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit installed via horizontal directional drilling (HDD) techniques, while automating the Mini-HDD calculations described in PPI TR-46 Guidelines for Use of Mini-Horizontal Directional Drilling for Placement of High Density Polyethylene Pipe.

The Conduit Calculator can be found HERE.

UTILITY RELOCATION

The Utility Relocation Information Sheet can be found HERE.