AS/NZS 2053.1:2001


Conduits and fittings for electrical installations, Part 1: General requirements

Specifies general requirements for both metal and non-metal conduits and fittings to protect cables used in electrical installations. Mechanical properties, electrical characteristics and material requirements are given. Requirements for particular types of conduits and fittings are covered in the other parts of the AS/NZS 2053 series.
Published: 12/07/2001
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and referenced documents
1.1 Scope
1.2 Referenced documents
2 Definitions
3 General requirements
4 General notes on tests
4.1 Type of tests
4.2 Ambient temperature
4.3 Number of test pieces
4.4 Length of conduit test pieces
4.5 As delivered
4.6 Compliance
5 Classification
5.1 According to material—
5.2 According to method of connection, either—
5.3 According to mechanical properties, suitable for—
5.4 According to suitability for bending—
5.5 According to temperature—
5.6 According to resistance to flame propagation, either—
5.7 According to electrical characteristics—
5.8 According to protection against external influences
5.8.1 Protection against the ingress of water
5.8.2 Protection against the ingress of foreign objects
5.8.3 Protection against corrosive or polluting substances Conduits and fittings with the same protection on the outside and inside Conduits and fittings with greater protection on the outside than on the inside
5.8.4 Protection against solar radiation
5.8.5 Protection against moisture
5.8.6 Acid-gas emission properties
6 Marking
6.1 Information to be marked on conduits
6.2 Location of conduit marking
6.3 Information to be marked on fittings
6.4 Method of marking
7 Dimensions and form
8 Construction
8.1 Freedom from defects
8.2 Squareness of ends
8.3 Couplings and sockets
8.4 Concentricity of sockets and fittings
9 Mechanical properties
9.1 General
9.2 Bending test
9.3 Compression test
9.4 Impact test
9.5 Collapse test
9.6 Pull-out strength of joints
10 Resistance to heat
11 Resistance to burning
12 Electrical characteristics
12.1 Electrical continuity
12.2 Insulating characteristics
13 External influences
13.1 General
13.2 Ingress of water
13.3 Ingress of solid foreign objects
13.4 Corrosive and polluting substances
13.4.1 Steel conduits and fittings
13.4.2 Conduits and fittings made from other materials
13.5 Solar radiation
13.6 Protection against moisture
13.6.1 General
13.6.2 Procedure
13.6.3 Criteria of acceptance
13.7 Acid-gas emission
14 Electromagnetic compatability
Appendix A
A1 Apparatus
A2 Test pieces
A3 Procedure
A4 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix B
B1 Apparatus
B2 Test pieces
B3 Procedure
B4 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix C
C1 Apparatus
C2 Test pieces
C3 Procedure
C4 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix D
D1 Test pieces
D2 Procedure
D3 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix E
E1 General
E2 1kw flame test
E2.1 Mounting of samples
E2.1.1 Mounting of conduits
E2.1.2 Mounting of fittings
E2.2 Application of flame
E2.3 Testing
E2.4 Compliance
Appendix F
F1 Apparatus
F2 Test assembly
F3 Procedure
F4 Criterion of acceptance
Appendix G
G1 Apparatus
G2 Test pieces
G3 Procedure
G4 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix H
H1 Apparatus
H2 Test pieces
H3 Procedure
H4 Criteria of acceptance
Appendix I
I1 Conduits and fittings with medium protection
I1.1 Procedure
I1.2 Criterion of acceptance
I2 Conduits and fittings with high protection
I2.1 Procedure
I2.2 Criteria of acceptance
Cited references in this standard
Fire hazard testing of electrotechnical products, Part 2.41: Test methods — 1 kW nominal premixed test flame and guidance
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
Methods of test for electric cables, cords and conductors, Method 5.3: Fire tests — Determination of the amount of halogen acid gas evolved during the combustion of polymeric materials taken from cables
Content history
AS/NZS 61386.1:2015
DR 00210
AS/NZS 2053.1:2001 Rec:2016