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What Types Of Hoses are Available?

May. 26, 2021

Industrial hoses are more than just a flexible reinforcement tube. They are the heart of your operation, used as transmission lines for a variety of applications in today's major industries. Each industry has its own specific needs, and choosing the right type of hose (from material to size) is key to your smooth operation. Next, the rubber hose supplier will share the following content with you.

 

Hose types

Hose is a critical part of the proper functioning of many industries. Industrial hoses are used to transport chemicals, oil, fuel, air, water, bulk materials, and suction and drainage. It's important to select the right hose for your project to transport materials. Choosing the wrong hose can be disastrous. The wrong material and pressure rating can damage your reputation and even cause injury. Let's take a look at the most common types of industrial hoses and their applications.

Radiator Coolant Hose 

Radiator Coolant Hose

Chemical transfer hoses

These hoses are used to convey a variety of industrial chemicals and are most commonly used for pressure, gravity flow and suction services.

 

Using chemicals can be very dangerous, so your hoses must be able to withstand the pressure applied to them. Have questions about how to ensure you choose the right chemical transfer hose? For more information, see our free chemical resistance guide.

 

Petroleum transfer hoses

Petroleum transfer hoses and pipes are used to transfer oil, gas and petroleum-based solvents in a variety of industries.

 

You'll find these hoses commonly used in industries such as agriculture, shipbuilding, quarries, mines, railroads, factories and construction. These heavy-duty hoses are ideal for transporting high-temperature petroleum-based materials such as tar, asphalt and hot oil.

 

They are also suitable for suction and discharge service in tankers, tank cars or bulk stations. Petroleum transfer hoses are typically made of synthetic rubber with medium to high oil resistance.

 

Steam hoses

Steam hoses are rugged hoses used for a full range of steam services.

 

Steam hoses are used for steam cleaning, pressure washing, heat control, fire protection, pumping, defrosting, blowdown services, steam pumps, lifters, chemical plants and refineries. They are usually made of synthetic rubber and reinforced with steel wire.

 

Air Hose

Air hoses are used for industrial air service, compressor lines, pneumatic tools, low pressure spraying and other applications. Air hose assemblies can be easily connected or fitted with quick disconnects, making line connections simple and efficient for your needs.


You can often find air hoses in farming, construction, warehouses, garages and other industrial multipurpose applications. They are typically non-conductive and oil resistant.  


Abrasive hoses

Abrasive hoses are rugged hoses that convey non-oily abrasives or coarse materials such as rocks, chips, slurry, mud, sand, limestone and plastic particles.

 

Abrasive hoses are recommended in situations where static buildup can be a problem, so you will often find them used in tanker trucks, for in-plant service, as static dissipative/static conductive hoses.

 

These hoses are usually made of thick, pure rubber, but over the years improved engineering and composite materials have allowed lighter weight, more flexible hoses (such as those made of polyurethane) to enter the market. Abrasive hoses have a limited life cycle and should be rotated during use to allow for even wear. Service life varies depending on operating conditions, time of use and the material or product being conveyed.


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