Trenchless raceway for electrical and telecommunication cables

  • The spline-locking system ensures SceptaCon won’t pull apart in the borehole
  • SceptaCon's pre-installed, pre-lubricated gaskets create a water-tight seal
  • Fast and easy joint assembly one piece at a time

SceptaCon is one of the first PVC systems designed for the rigors of trenchless applications. It links seamlessly to existing PVC conduit infrastructure and allows utilities to standardize on PVC throughout their entire electrical system.

And because SceptaCon is made to the same high standards as our Scepter Rigid PVC Conduit, contractors and electrical utilities can be assured of the same level of quality – above ground and below. SceptaCon delivers the performance, reliability and long life you expect from IPEX.



Schedule 40 Rigid PVC for strength and durability


2” - 6” (75mm – 150mm)


10’ and 20’


Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Historical Landmark

Road and Highway Crossings

Urban Areas

Street Lights

Traffic Lights



CSA C22.2 No.211.2


The SceptaCon Joint

  • Slide-in spline locking system
  • Chamfered lip makes joint assembly easy
  • Pre-lubricated gasket for a water-tight seal
  • Rounded bell reduces pull forces



Installation of conduit in defined areas (such as environmentally sensitive areas, existing roadways and high traffic pedestrian areas) shall be accomplished using trenchless horizontal directional drilling methods.


The trenchless raceway system shall be manufactured of schedule 40 PVC and to PVC conduit specifications providing for a seamless transition to rigid nonmetallic conduit, duct or other approved conduit systems. Each length of conduit shall be supplied with end caps, a locking spline, a factory installed pre-lubricated o-ring seal and a positive stop alignment ring. Each length shall incorporate dimensionally precise machined grooves (internal on the bell and external on the spigot) whereby the connection of the raceway lengths creates a cavity for the locking spline. The bell end of each length shall have a label affixed by the manufacturer that provides installation instructions while clearly identifying and protecting the spline insertion opening.

Acceptable manufacturers are: SceptaCon Trenchless Raceway by IPEX.


The Trenchless Raceway System shall be third party certified to UL651 and CSA C22.2 No.211.2.


SceptaCon is made for fast installation, creating a water-tight seal in seconds with no special fusion equipment or training needed. SceptaCon is manufactured to UL651 and CSA C22.2 no. 211.2 standards and meets all testing requirements of Rigid PVC Conduit (PVC).

SceptaCon’s rated bend radius is sixty five (65) feet

Rated Pulling Force

2" – 3,000 lbs             4" – 8,700 lbs

3" – 7,000 lbs 5" – 11,300 lbs                      6" – 14,000 lbs

SceptaCon’s water tightness using the joint immersion test

– 80psi pressure without a bending force applied

– 80psi pressure when subjected to a 65 foot bend radius