Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Industrial Hoses

Industrial Hoses are components used to transfer liquid for one place to another, these are usually made to be resistant, durable and flexible. They are constructed differently depending on the application, with a variety of materials such as rubber, PVC, hydraulic, and composite hose. These are typically joined by hose connectors, or hose couplings, these are positioned at the ends of the hose and are used to connect the end of the hose to another hose, or an actual appliance.

Industrial hoses are used in a range of Industries including Aircraft, Chemical, Marine, Industrial, Petroleum to things like Fire engine suction, Water, Jetting, Dock, and Dredge. Industrial hoses are for the most part designed to be able to handle intense conditions that are a part of the territory of such industries, these include things such as high pressures, extreme temperatures, heavy tensions, and contact with chemicals. These hoses are built to deal with some of, if not all of these conditions.

Braid and coil sheaths work to protect hoses against any mechanical tension, which includes pinching, chafing and impact. High and low temperatures that are met have to be prepared for with the correct chemical composition. The hose must also be able to deal with chemicals that the hose is subjected to and for this reason needs resistance. This resists any damage that can be caused by acid and alkaline mediums as well as any done by hydraulic and lubricating oils. The fittings also need to have resistances, after all it would not do to have a weak link between the hoses. Because of the varying sizes of hoses there are also a range of connectors to join them, these include Bellows Connectors, Bin activator Seal connectors, and Flexible fabric connectors, which all serve different purposes.

It is important that all hoses are regularly tested because they often transport harmful chemicals so if they are not tested for quality then they could cause severe health and environmental issues.

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