Kwikon® ENT

Kwikon® Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT) features the strongest, most flexible tubing in the industry

  • Concrete-tight, requiring no solvent welding or tape around the connections
  • Flexible enough to be bent by hand & tough enough to withstand crushing & breaking
  • Made of impact resistant PVC, so it won’t break or crack

Noncorroding and nonconducting, Kwikon® Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT) is engineered for the rugged day-to-day challenges of the construction industry - whether encased in concrete or concealed in walls or ceilings. Kwikon® ENT's corrugated construction allows it to be bent easily by hand requiring no special bending equipment. And our six locking tab Kwikon® couplings and connectors create a total integrated system that saves you time and money on the job.

Lightweight and flexible, Kwikon ENT is quick and easy to install reducing labor by up to 50%, comes with color-coded stripes for easy cable identification and is conveniently available in 10’ sticks, coils or long reels.



Available in 1⁄2" to 2-1⁄2" sizes


Residential (low or high rise)

Commercial (low or high rise)

Institutional (Prisons, Schools, Universities)

Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Stadiums and Arenas


CSA Standards C22.2 No.227.1

UL 1653


FT-4 rated for use in non-combustible construction

Storage & Handling

NOT to be installed, stored, or handled in cold temperatures below -20°C (-4°F)

NOT to be stored outside


  • Lightweight and flexible, Kwikon ENTis quick and easy to install reducing labor by up to 50%
  • Kwikon ENT Tubing comes with color-coded stripes for easy cable identification – yellow for communications, red for fire alarm and emergencies and blue for power.
  • Kwikon ENT is conveniently available in 10’ sticks, coils or long reels



1.1 References

A. Standards referred to in this section are:

  1. CSA Standards C22.2, No. 227.1 and C22.2 No. 85.
  2. NEMA TC-13 Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing.



2.1 Manufacturers

A. Acceptable manufacturers are listed below

1. Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing:
a. Cor-Line by IPEX
2. Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing Fittings:
a. Kwikon by IPEX
3. Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing Boxes:
a. Kwikon by IPEX

B. All ENT tubing, ENT fittings, ENT boxes and accessories shall be manufactured by the same company so as to form a complete ENT system.

C. ENT systems shall be approved for use in fire resistance rated concrete floor-ceiling assemblies with fire resistance ratings up to 4 hours.

2.2 Raceways

B. ENT raceway shall be listed to CSA C22.2 No. 227.1 and manufactured in accordance with NEMA TC-13.


2.3 Fittings

A. ENT Fittings shall be manufactured of high-impact PVC.

B. ENT Fittings shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Six locking tabs located every 60º providing 360º contact.
  2. Locking tabs shall provide a conduit pullout of a minimum 175 ft-lb force.
  3. Concrete tight without the need for taping.
  4. When transitioning to EMT conduit, the transition fitting shall have six locking tabs for ENT connection and set-screw connection for EMT.


2.4 Boxes

A. ENT boxes shall be manufactured of high-impact PVC.

B. ENT Slab Box and Wall Box requirements:

  1. Slab Boxes shall be approved for the purpose and concrete-tight.
  2. Round Slab Boxes shall be approved for use with luminaires up to 50 lbs and ceiling fans up to 35 lbs.
  3. Round Slab Boxes shall have threaded brass inserts for the attachment of luminaires or ceiling fans.
  4. Slab Boxes shall have eight (8) integrally molded ENT hub connectors with six locking tabs for ENT raceway connection.



3.1 Installation

A. ENT raceways, fittings, boxes and accessories shall be installed in accordance with the 2009 Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 – C22.1-02 (CEC) and the 1995 National Building Code of Canada (NBC).

B. Where ENT penetrates a fire-rated wall, floor or ceiling assembly, an approved firestop system is CSA certified to CSA Standards C22.2, No. 211.0.

See Codes & Standards for additional installation information.