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Vis™ Divide Conduit

  • Description
  • Technical Specs
  • Installation
  • FAQs
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Vis™ Divide is a segmented HDPE rigid conduit that provides dedicated pathways for the placement of more than one cable in a single conduit.  Vis Divide's first in class innovation includes a fabric divider molded directly into the conduit that optimizes the network infrastructure space and provides operators deployment flexibility.

Features & Benefits
  • Increases cable capacity leading to less wasted space
  • Protects cables ensuring no cable over cable damage
  • Improves construction productivity
  • Fewer conduits reduces handling, storage and transportation costs
  • Provides more cabling options for the design professional, leading to reduced costs

Vis Divide Sales Sheet

Vis Divide Overview & Installation Instructions
  • Available in SDR 11.0
  • Meets ASTM F2160
  • Nominal OD 1.5" or 2"
  • Configuration: 1.5" x 2-cell or 2" x 2-cell
  • Offered with 1250 lb Vis™ tape
  • Standard reel configurations

For more detailed technical information about Vis Divide or to download our technical data sheet, click here.

Vis Divide is a conduit product that can be installed using the following installation methods: plowed, direct bury, open trench and horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

Open trench installations should be performed in accordance with ASTM D-2321 or as specified by the project engineer.  In open trench installations, care should be taken to minimize undulation in the conduit to lower cable pulling tensions.  As a minimum, the conduit should be placed under tension before backfilling and only fine particle backfill material should be used.  Avoid large rocks with sharp edges.

HDD installations should be performed in accordance with ASTM FI 962 recommendations as provided by the Plastic Pipe Institute and the North American Society of Trenchless Technology or as specified by the project engineer.

Click here to watch an installation video for Horizontal Directional Drilling.

Click here to view our installation guide.

The contractor should observe all appropriate safety requirements in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and codes.

What is Vis Divide?

Vis Divide is a segmented HDPE rigid conduit that provides dedicated pathways for the placement of more than one cable in a single conduit.  The initial offering is 1-1/2 nominal diameter conduit with 2 dedicated pathway.

How does conduit compare to innerduct?

Conduit refers to a standalone duct.  Innerduct is a duct which, due to physical parameters, is placed inside another larger, outer duct.  Conduit is designed with thicker walls and typically has a dimension ratio of 11 or less (schedule 80 pipe is considered to be a conduit).  Innerduct is designed with thinner walls and typically has a DR of 13.5 or higher (schedule 40 pipe is considered to be an innerduct).  Pipes considered to be innerducts require the protection of an outer duct to prevent them from being crushed under the weight of the earth in a direct bury application.  Pipes considered to be conduits are designed to support the weight of the earth when direct buried and are strong enough to be placed via horizontal directional drilling.

 

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