An electrical conduit, or wireway, is a tube used to protect and route electrical wiring in a building, structure or enclosure.
Wireway is commonly used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications, providing various degrees of protection. Wireway is particularly suited for use in washdown applications, and to protect cables from a range of environmental factors such as rain, sleet, ice, dust, dirt, splashing water, dripping liquids, hose directed water, or corrosion.
Electrical conduit is typically made of rigid metals or plastics, although flexible conduit is used for some applications. Conduit also comes in many different designs, including lay-in, feed-through, trough, and others. The design chosen depends on the application, and how often cables and wires need to be replaced or moved.