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Hollaender® Manufacturing’s Speed-Rail® Fittings Receive UL 2703 Approval
Press release date: March 6, 2017
CINCINNATI, OH (March 6, 2017) – Hollaender® Manufacturing, manufacturer of Speed-Rail®brand solar pipe rack fittings, has received UL 2703 Recognized Component Approval under Intertek ETL mark No. 5006508. UL 2703 is solar industry standard covering rack mounting systems, mounting grounding/bonding components, and clamping/retention devices for specific flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels that comply with the Standard for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels.
The thorough and rigorous testing conducted by Intertek has shown that specific Speed-Rail®fittings form a safe and reliable bond with assured electrical continuity. A proprietary set screw developed by Hollaender that is used to secure the fitting to the pipe, penetrates the surface of the pipe. When properly installed, the set screws are electrically bonded to the pipe and bracing, thereby fulfilling the grounding and bonding requirements of UL 2703. Testing was done with both galvanized steel and aluminum pipe.
Because Speed-Rail® solar pipe rack fittings are UL 2703 approved, installers in many cases and depending on the judgement of the local AHJ, will no longer need to add additional bonding components or bonding devices to meet the requirements of electrical inspectors. This reduces installation time and costs.
Hollaender’s® Speed-Rail® slip-on pipe fittings are used with aluminum or galvanized steel, to easily and cost-effectively build solar panel racking systems. They are strong and lightweight, and come in a wide variety of fixed and adjustable configurations, including the tees and flanges most commonly used in solar panel installations. All Speed-Rail fittings are made of 535.0 aluminum-magnesium and are the most corrosion resistant fittings on the market. They are backed by a 10-year warranty against corrosion, will not rust, and can be used with galvanized steel or other metals without concern for galvanic corrosion.
Solar rack systems that utilize Speed-Rail® fittings install quickly, securely and cost effectively, especially when compared to welded and other more complex systems.
About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, as well as final assemblies that use these components.
Hollaender is also a US market leader in the design and manufacture of complete architectural railing systems, often called “Decorative Metal Railing Systems.”
Hollaender components are used in the design and build of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. These components and systems are marketed under the trademarked brands Speed-Rail® and Interna-Rail®. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.
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Hollaender® Manufacturing Company
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