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Benefits of Conduit

Lightning Mobile Electric


Lightning Mobile Electric wascalled out for troubleshooting and repair of a Walmart store refrigerationsystem outage. After troubleshooting we found that the fire department hadanother electrician out and they had disconnected the main feed to therefrigeration racks. We arrived onsite and attempted to remove the burnt wiringthat had originally started on fire. We were unsuccessful in removing the wire.


Our team of experiencedelectricians, then gained approval to abandon the underground feeds and run newconduit for the parallel runs overhead. From there, we sourced materials andreturned for installation. Our technicians ran 1,200' of conduit and mountednew supports through the backroom.


The conduit run took multiple nightsto complete and was extremely difficult to work in the stock room with all ofthe product that was being delivered during this time. After the conduit runwas complete, we returned to run new wiring. Wire run and panel landing tookmore than 24 hours to complete. We shut the store down to land MD and panel forrefrigeration. We then restored power to the store, verified proper operationthroughout with the refrigeration team.

For this project, we utilized overhead cabletrays or cable management systems that offer several benefits in variousenvironments. Here are some advantages of using overhead conduit systems:

Organization and Cable Management:

Overheadconduits provide a structured and organized system for routing and managingcables. This helps to prevent cable clutter and tangles, making it easier toidentify, locate, and maintain cables. Additionally, it offers a clear pathway,segregation of cables, easy identification, simplified maintenance, expansioncapability, and reduced interference.

Accessibility and Flexibility:

With overheadconduit systems, cables are easily accessible for maintenance, repairs, andupgrades. This can save time and effort compared to concealed or buried wiringsystems. Additionally, overhead conduits offer flexibility in terms of addingor removing cables without the need for extensive rewiring.


Overhead conduits provide physicalprotection for cables against accidental damage from impact, fire hazards, orenvironmental factors. They can shield cables from dust, moisture, and othercontaminants, increasing their lifespan and reducing the risk of electricalfailures.

Enhanced Safety:

By keeping cables off theground and out of reach, overhead conduits can help prevent tripping hazardsand reduce the risk of electrical accidents. They also minimize the chances ofcables being damaged by foot traffic or heavy equipment.

Heat Dissipation:

Overhead conduit systemsallow for better airflow around cables, aiding in the dissipation of heatgenerated by electrical currents. This can help prevent overheating and improvethe overall performance and longevity of the cables and connected devices.


Overhead conduits can be used ina wide range of settings, including residential, commercial, industrial, anddata center environments. They can accommodate various types of cables, such aspower cables, data cables, and communication cables.

It's important to note that the specificbenefits and suitability of overhead conduit systems may vary depending on theparticular application and requirements of the installation. Consulting with aprofessional electrician or engineer can help determine the best approach foryour specific needs.