To understand the advantages of composite hoses, we should know about its specific construction first. What makes it have an excellent performance on its applications. A composite hose is a hose that is constructed by multiple layers, which include terminal, ferrule, inner wire, outer wire, multiple polypropylene layer, reinforcement layer, PVC abrasion and ozone resistant outer cover. The lightness and excellent flexibility and toughness are ensured by the composite hose’s construction. The inner and outer wires are electrically continuous to avoid statics. Indeed, the advantages of a composite hose are relying on its materials and construction, the following piece will introduce the composite hose’s applications and why it is popular.
Composite hoses are used for transferring of fuels, oils, lubricants etc. on tank trucks or rail cars. Also composite hoses are used in other scenarios for various industries, such as offshore, ship to shore, etc. While you choose a composite hose, you should check which one is the proper one for your industry that can be used safely and efficiently. The composite hose can be constructed as per your application requirements, which means you can choose use galvanized steel or stainless steel as inner or outer wires. Also you can choose different construction layers for your specific using scenario. Multiple layers of polypropylene or polyester fabrics, films and polyester barrier layers are used for delivering gasoline, diesel fuel, crude oil, lubricants, etc. Or you may need multiple layers of polypropylene or polyester fabrics, films, PTFE, fiberglass and polyester barrier layers, which can be used for resist corrosive and aggressive chemicals. You can communicate with Orientflex, we are willing to help you choose the most appropriate hose for your project.
There are several reasons why the composite hose is popular among different industries as following:
Firstly, due to composite hoses’ excellent corrosion resistance for chemicals, meanwhile the chemical resistance is required by many current industries. Thus, the composite hose can be used for transferring various chemicals safely and flexibly, which made it popular for industrial usages.
The second advantage is composite hoses’ safety. Composite hoses are efficient to prevent the ‘burst’ to eliminate potentially catastrophic ruptures, benefiting from the construction. Due to its multi-layers construction, the risks of leakage have been dramatically reduced. The liquid medium has to go though many layers and twists to reach the hose’s outer cover. While the hose fails or breaks, the hose will collapse instead of the liquid coming out, so the people will spot it easily and repair it in time.
The third advantage is the composite hose’s flexibility. Composite hose is 40 % lighter than the rubber hose with the same size and length. Due to its lightweight, the storage and application of composite hoses would be easier. In addition, the composite hose has a small bending radius. When you bend the hose, the layers will slide between each other, which make the hose easy to be bent.
The fourth advantage is the composite hose’s long service life. The composite hose has an excellent durability for resist abrasion during the rough handing and loading and unloading.
Composite hose inner diameter is from 25mm to 300mm, the common length is 16 and 20 meters. Working pressure is 0.6-2.0 or 0.6-1.6 MPa. It is able to withstand -40 to 130 ℃ temperature. If you need a composite hose for your industrial use, please contact us, hope this piece can help you understand the composite hoses’ advantages.