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Introduction Cable Tray

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Cable Tray Systems
 Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel & Fiberglass Cable Tray SystemsRedi-Rail™ & Cent-R-Rail™ Tray SystemsCable Channel & Wire Basket Systems
CT-12
 
Cable Tray Systems
 Introduction
MEMBER
Cooper B-Line was formed in 1956 andhas over 45 years experience manufacturingcable tray systems in which it has grown tobecome the industry leader. This growth wasachieved by offering unmatched quality inboth service and products.Today, Cooper B-Line stands alone in itscustomer service resources with cable trayfabrication location at four locationsthroughout the United States. Strategicallylocated facilities alone do not generateunmatched service. The professional staff atCooper B-Line is knowledgeable, energetic,and care about customer needs. The rightattitude coupled with the facilities doesgenerate unsurpassed customer service.Cooper B-Line’s product offerings also setnew standards. Cooper B-Line manufacturescable support product lines that bridge boththe electrical and telecom markets. Each ofthose product lines are engineered to providetop performance while offering uniqueinstallation savings. This catalog is dedicatedto the metallic and non-metallic, two side rail,cable tray systems.
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Cooper B-Line
509 West Monroe Street Phone: 800-851-7415Highland, IL 62249 Fax: 618-654-1917
www.cooperbline.com
1-800-851-7415
Cooper B-Line cable trays conformto the requirements of IECStandard 61537, 2001 Ed.
Important notice:No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made as to either its applicability to or its compatibility withspecific requirements of this information, nor for damages consequential to its use. All design characteristics,specifications, tolerances and similar information are subject to change without notice.
 NOTICE 
Cooper B-Line reserves the right to change the specifications, materials, equipment, prices or the availability of products at any timewithout prior notice. While every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of information contained in this catalog at the time of  publication, Cooper B-Line is not responsible for inaccuracies resulting from undetected errors or omissions.
 
Table of Contents
Cooper B-Line Cable Tray Information
General Information
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4-7Tray Selection Charts
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8 - 11Cable Tray System
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12
The Cooper B-Line Advantage
The Company 
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13The Product
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14 - 15The Extras
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16
Cable Tray Selection
Selection Process
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17Materials and FinishesMaterial Standards
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18Finish Standards
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19Coatings
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20Corrosion
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21 - 23Thermal Contraction & Expansion
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24Installation Considerations (Electrical Grounding)
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25StrengthEnvironmental Loads
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27Support Span
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28Deflection
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29Load Capacity (NEMA & CSA Load Classes)
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30 - 31Cable Data
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32Width and Depth Cable Fill Per 1999 NEC 318
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33 - 38Straight Section Length
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39Loading Possibilities
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40Bottom Type
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41Fitting Bend Radius
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41
Flextray 
Finishes
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44Load & Fill Charts
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45Straight Sections
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46 - 47Splicing Accessories
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49 - 57Ceiling Support Methods
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59 - 65Wall Support Methods
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67 - 71FAST System
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73 - 79 Accessories
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81 - 89Installation
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91 - 97
Channel Type Cable Tray 
Straight Sections
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100 Accessories
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101 - 104Fittings
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105 - 112Specifications
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113
Cent-R-Rail
Technical & Sizing Data
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117 - 123Straight Sections
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124 - 131Connectors
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132 - 139Supports
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140 - 142 Accessories
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143 - 156Specifications
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157 - 160Installation Suggestions
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161 - 168 Appendix
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169 - 175
Redi-Rail
Cable Tray (Aluminum)
Straight Sections
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178 - 179 Accessories
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180 - 188Specifications
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189 - 190Fittings
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191 - 201
Series 1 Cable Tray (Steel)
Straight Sections
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204 - 207 Accessories
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208 - 214Specifications
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215Fittings
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216 - 224
Cable Tray InformationB-Line Advantage
Cable Tray Selection
Flextray CableChannelCent-R-RailRedi-Rail
Cable Tray Systems
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