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Introduction to Pre-wired Pipes

PRE-CABLED
ECO-FRIENDLY PIPES

-50% INSTALLATION TIME

+
=

-34%* COSTS

REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION

+34%* GAIN

FOR THE INSTALLER

* Data gathered from a panel of installers normally using FlexCab™ pre-cabled pipe

Cost comparison:

Empty pipe

1000 mt of pliable pipe
€ 200
3000 mt of energy cable (1,5 sw mm)
€ 325
Cost of materials
€ 525
Number of hours needed to lay the pipe + pull the cables in (trip to the working site included)
42
Labour cost per hour
€25
Total cost of labour for laying and threaclening
€ 1050
TOTAL COST
€ 1575

Pre-wired pipe

1000 mt of PM pre-wired with 3* 1,5 mm energy cables
€ 575
Cost of materials
€ 575
Number of hours needed to lay the pipe + pull the cables in (trip to the working site included)
21
Labour cost per hour
€ 22
Total cost of labour for laying and threaclening
€ 462
TOTAL COST
€ 1037
Saving vs usage of empty pipe
€ 538
SAVING VS USAGE OF EMPTY PIPES
34 %

* Comparison based on average European prices of materials and labour

Using FlexCabTM pre-cabled pipe means:

  • Cable threading operations are eliminated
  • Reducing working costs: 1 person alone can do the job
  • Installation times get halved: once you’ve laid down pipes, you have to go back to the worksite only to finalize the connections and test the installation
  • Reduction of space needed for materials stocking (pipes and cables)
  • PM pre-wired pipes are metrically marked from 99 to 1: you always know how many meters are still in the roll, to always be aware of the pipe remaining quantity
  • Pre-wired pipes are safer: they guarantee a system compliant with european standards and they eliminate the risk of damaging the cables during cable pulling operation
  • Corrugated, made of polypropylene
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Internally lubricated
  • Certified by the main European quality Institutes compliant with the new standards: EN 61386-1, EN 61386.22
  • LSF0H according to: IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754/2, IEC 61034.2
  • Energy cables 750V or 1000V
  • Coaxial, telephone, data transmission and all other types of cables
  • Low Smoke Flame Resistant Zero Halogen versions also available
  • IMQ certified, supplied by the leading european cable manufacturers

2x1,5

3G1,5

3G2,5

5G1,5

3G4/3G6

COAXSAT/DIG

TELE 2x2x0,5

UTP6 LSZH

4G1,5

3G2,5+2x1,5

4x0,22+2x0,75

1x2x0,8

2x1,0

Flex Cab™ can be used to create any kind of system. Thanks to the special material and structural properties, Flex Cab™ pipes are self-recovering with high thermal/mechanical resistance. They are also ideal for cement floor systems, liquid cement floor systems and concrete floor systems.

Traditional wall systems

Plasterboard walls

Mobile walls

False ceilings

Liquid cement

Under floor systems

Laying pre-wired pipes is easier than laying empty pipes since the weight of the conductors makes them stable. With just a few tweaks, you can achieve excellent results, in half the time and half the effort:

1. Make sure that the socket and junction boxes are securely fastened to the wall;

2. Lock pipes in the floor/ wall passages;

3. Adequately secure them to the ground;

4. Cut the pipe at the edge of the box, leaving the wires protrude as desired, coiling them in the box;

5. Roll up the cables inside the box;

6. When finished, protect boxes with special covers before plastering.