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5 Types of Rubber Hoses

Jun. 25, 2021

Rubber hoses are hollow tubes used to transport fluids or fluidized solids within a defined temperature or pressure range. Rubber hoses are used in industry and households to transport large quantities of substances from one place to another. Rubber hoses consist of at least three layers. The inner layer is formed by a seamless synthetic rubber hose. The inner tube is covered with several reinforcement layers. The reinforcements are wrapped with a rubber outer layer. These layers increase the strength of the rubber hose and allow it to distribute material seamlessly.


Rubber hoses are cylindrical tubes that can be customized to fit specific applications. You need to determine the size, material and cost of the hose to fit your business end use. There are different types of rubber hoses, such as fuel hoses, radiator hoses, industrial hoses, garden hoses and automotive hoses. Fluids such as water, oil and chemicals can be easily dispersed using the right rubber hose.


To choose a rubber hose manufacturer and supplier for your business, you need to evaluate certain factors. You can follow the STAMPED framework's 7-step guide to determine hose size, temperature, application, material, pressure, end and delivery. Here are 5 types and applications of rubber hoses in different industries.

Radiator Hose

Radiator Hose

Radiator hoses

Radiator hoses are used to remove excess heat from the coolant before it seeps into the engine. It helps manage the flow of coolant from the water pump to the heater at the optimum temperature. The upper hose connects to the top of the engine and the lower hose connects to the bottom of the radiator and the engine pump. It is coolant resistant at high temperatures.


Industrial Hose

The main properties of industrial hose are temperature resistance, aroma resistance, oil/fluid resistance, fatigue resistance, and ozone resistance. It is used for conveying water and steam hoses, air, oil and petroleum and other chemicals. These hoses have a high resistance to solvents and different chemicals.


Fuel Hose

Fuel hoses, also known as fuel lines, are used in fuel systems to transport fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. The fuel hose is reinforced by multiple layers so the line can withstand the pressure generated in the vehicle's fuel system. It has very low permeability to reduce hydrocarbon emissions. Some fuels (such as ethanol and methanol) require hoses with high tolerance to polar solvents. Rubber hoses containing carbon will reduce the permeability of gasoline.

Fuel Hose

 Fuel Hose

Firefighting hoses

A fire hose brings water or other fire retardant to a fire to put it out. It has high electrical resistance and is used in fire stations and fire departments. The inner layer is waterproof rubber and the outer layer is heat and abrasion resistant rubber.


Automotive Hose

Automotive hose is also known as engine hose, automotive hose, automotive hose, automotive hose. It is used in automobiles to transfer fluids for lubrication or cooling and hydraulics. Automotive hoses can transfer fluids to the engine, radiator and other vehicle components. It allows for the fueling, lubrication and cooling of these components to prevent them from failing.



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