How do you want your air hose looks?
We can tell the difference between a PVC Air Hose and a Textile Reinforced Air Hose from their appearance. It is mainly because they use different materials to construct pipes. The features of PVC made the PVC Air Hose shiny, while the features of rubber made the Textile Reinforced Air Hose look dull. There are two choices concerning the surface of a Textile Reinforced Air Hose, smooth or wrapped surface. You could make a decision by your preference on how you prefer your Textile Reinforced Air Hose looks, and the color can be customized. OrientFlex can provide you the best quality and good looking air hoses. Besides the difference from appearance, rubber can withstand lower temperature and it is better at abrasion resistance.
Material consideration: the advantages and defects of synthetic rubber
A Textile Reinforced Air Hose constructed by NR (natural rubber) and SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) synthetic rubber. SBR being used in blends with NR is a superior anti-aging synthetic rubber. 10-25 % of styrene benefits for the pipe’s anti-abrasion and bonding characteristics. SBR has excellent elasticity, good tensile force, abrasion resistance, and oil mist resistance capacity. NR and SBR synthetic rubber is able to remain the flexibility under the lower temperature. It can take the temperature ranged from -40 ℃ to 70 ℃. However, if you required to transfer hot air, EPDM is the better choice. Compared with EPDM, NR and SBR synthetic rubber has poorer resistance of light and heat.
Working pressure required
For strengthening the working pressure withstood by a Textile Reinforced Air Hose, you can choose 1 or 2 ply high tensile polyester thread braiding reinforcement, as well as multi ply high tensile fabric braiding reinforcement. Notes, 1 or 2 ply polyester reinforcement both can take 20 bar working pressure. Even, 2 ply polyester reinforcement is cheaper. This is due to 1 ply reinforcement adopted polyester braiding technology, rather 2 ply polyester reinforcement adopted intertwined technology.
Wrapped surface Textile Reinforced Air Hose can withstand 300 psi or 400 psi working pressure by choosing different numbers of high tensile polyester layer reinforcement. Smooth surface air hose can usually take 15 or 20 bar working pressure, depending on the size your choose. A larger size, a lower working pressure withstood.
The wrapped surface hoses inside diameter size is from 3/16 inch to 4 inch. But the smooth surface hoses inside diameter size ranged from 3/16 inch to 2 inch. If you required a larger size, you can go for the wrapped surface air hose.
Textile Reinforced Air Hose is used for transferring air, inert gas and water in mining, engineering, construction, etc. Choosing a Textile Reinforced Air Hose contributes to your projects. Cooperating with OrientFlex will make a long-tern winning on your business.