Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Industrial Hose and Hose Connectors

Industrial Hoses

Strong and very flexible, Industrial hoses are used to transfer fluid and are made to withstand rigorous use. Industrial hoses are made from a range of materials, like PVC, rubber, composite hose and hydraulic.

Industrial hoses are joined together by connectors, or ‘couplings’. These hose couplings are positioned at the end of a hose and used to connect one hose to another, or to a hose appliance.

Industrial hoses are used in various industries, including power generation, chemical, food processing, paper and petrochemical industries.

Hose Couplings

Couplings are used to connect hoses together, or to appliances. There are many different types of connectors, including Bellow, Bin Activator Seal, and Flexible Fabric connectors. Couplings are used in a variety of different applications, like air, steam and water fittings, petrochemical, chemical, hygienic and pharmaceutical.

Bellow Connectors

Used to accommodate material in steel piping systems where there is lateral, axial or angular movement between pipes. Bellow Connectors are used where stainless steel hoses are not suitable for this kind of coupling.

Bin Activator Seal Connectors

A Bin Activator Seal Connector is used to connect powder hopper/bins to a bin activator that vibrates in order to stimulate powder flow. The vibration requires a flexible connection to remove powder loss. Through experience it has shown that these seals reduce stress to the hopper which increases its life span.

Flexible Fabric Connectors

Different industries can require different types of  hose connectors; often made from different materials for bespoke applications.

Hydrostatic Hose Testing

Testing industrial hoses is extremely important and thus done on a regular basis. A small leak in a hose can not only have a negative effect on productivity but also be hazardous to personal heath and the environment.

Hydrostatic testing will remove any threats and allow manageable maintenance to be carried out; maximizing production.

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