In the spray irrigation system, plastic coated layflat hose is a necessary part. It also has many other names such as red layflat hose and blue layflat hose. It’s a common hose we use, but some epople don’t know how to use it. Besides, incorrect operation method affects its effective and lifespan. Then what’s the correct method? How to choose a good plastic coated layflat hose? Let me show you next.
What is a plastic coated layflat hose?
Such hose is made from polyester yarn with coated cloth braid on both sides. Generally the sizes are 4’’, 6’’, 8’’ and 10’’. Because it’s the double-side layflat hose, it can serve in irrigation. Besides, it has great resistance to prevent wear break. Moreover, it’s corrosion resistant. Thus it’ also suitable for pollution discharge. Generally speaking, it has a wide range of applications.
Correct method to operate
When settle the layflat hose, keep away it from sharp substances and oils. If set the hose vertically in a high place, you’d better use special hooks. But if the hose has to cross the railway, it should go under the rail. Otherwise the train will crush it.
How to choose a quality plastic coated layflat hose
Before talking this, we should know what is a quality hose. According to the standard, the hose thickness should be at least 1.5mm. Besides, the pressure should be 0.6Mpa for irrigation. What’s more, the hose should be smooth without any break and impurity. Then how to choose quality layflat hose according to these standards?
1. Color and smell
When buy red or blue layflat hose, the direct method is to look and smell. If the hose is bright with lighter smell, it can be a quality hose.
Such hose is long polyester yarn braid, thus we can judge the quality by the density of yarn. Because the thicker the yarn is , the better the pressure resistance will be.
Fold the hose and see the crease. If turns white, it is a bad quality hose. Because the crease is not obvious for a quality plastic coated layflat hose.
A quality layflat hose not only affect the water supply, but affect the whole project. Thus choose a good hose is really matter. OrientFlex is an expert in layflat hose for over 16 years. We constantly update our technology to offer you better hoses. Thus if you have any questions about layflat hose, just contact us.