What is a steam hose?
Steam hose is a flexible hose made from rubber, mostly EPDM. While it is to deliver hot steam. As for the temp, it can bear max 230℃. Besides hot steam, it can also deliver water. While as for the apps, it widely serves in cooling system, engine water and food process. It’s specially for hot water and steam in dairy factory. While in industry, it serves in steam cleaner, steam hammer and other machines.
Flexible Steam Hose Features
Steam hoses can be used to transfer steam and hot liquids from one place to another. However, not all the steam hoses are the same. Because some hoses resist oil and some can not. But no matter what type of hose you need, there are certain features that are essential.
High quality hose adopts FDA grade materials. CR tube can resist heat, while EPDM cover is ideal for high temp apps. These hoses also resist chemical, aging and ozone. Thus it has a long service life.
The steam hose should have a shut-off valve and be kink-free. To ensure the hose is at a 45 degree angle, you need to install elbow.
How to choose a steam hose
In fact, the choice for a steam hose should based on your work condition. Thus you should consider many factors when choose a steam hose. While these include the compatibility with the media and the length of the hose. You should also choose one that resist wear and corrosion.