Types of flexible hoses - Atag Europe

A hose: what is it?

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.

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Atag's introductory statement

To chose the most suitable hose for a specific application, it’s necessary to perfectly analyse all the use conditions for that particular case.

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All the necessary data to provide when making an order

Inside size of the pipe section (the diameter, because the pipe is usually circular): It is the nominal size of a hose.

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Flexibility and bending radius

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.

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General manual

It is very important to choose the right kind of hose in order to use it in the right and secure way.

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How to choose a hose

The ideal hose to choose mainly depends on its resistance to the product it must transport.

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Thermal resistance

Hoses ageing is strictly connected with temperature, especially for rubber hoses. Significant increases in temperature can remarkably accelerate the ageing process.

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Oil resistance

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:

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Electrical properties

The most frequent hoses classification related to their electrical properties is the following:

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Avoiding damages and ensuring safety- introduction to a safe use

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:

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