With this word we refer to a pipe or a pipeline normally having (but not necessarily) the shape of a cylinder, made in different materials and sizes, used to carry fluids, gas or solid materials.
To chose the most suitable hose for a specific application, it’s necessary to perfectly analyse all the use conditions for that particular case.
Inside size of the pipe section (the diameter, because the pipe is usually circular): It is the nominal size of a hose.
Flexibility and minimum bending radius are important factors in the production and choice of hoses, especially if the hose is subject to considerable flexing during its use.
It is very important to choose the right kind of hose in order to use it in the right and secure way.
The ideal hose to choose mainly depends on its resistance to the product it must transport.
Hoses ageing is strictly connected with temperature, especially for rubber hoses. Significant increases in temperature can remarkably accelerate the ageing process.
The effects of oil and fuel conveyance depend on a great variety of factors that must be taken into account when choosing the right material:
The most frequent hoses classification related to their electrical properties is the following:
A damaged hose can not only cause unexpected increase of costs for a company, but can also provoke serious accidents; all this can be avoided by paying attention and respecting the following basic rules: