The term “hose” is one of those generalized terms for a tool that we tend to use without even thinking about all of the uses and purposes that it might have. When we generally think of hoses, we probably think of hoses with domestic applications like the ones used to water flowers or a garden, to wash a vehicle in our driveways, or to set up a sprinkler in the yard.
But there is a litany of different hoses that serve different purposes and uses. There are flexible hoses made of different materials that can handle vast amounts of pressure or drastic changes or levels in temperature regularly while still dispersing the liquid it was intended for.
Knowing about these industrial grade hoses and their purposes is something that can be helpful should the time ever come where an industrial grade hose becomes of use to you. Knowing which material to use and the amount of pressure that it needs to hold up against are essentials to understanding which hose to make use of.
Where are flex hoses used for?
Flexible hoses are an essential part of many devices and used in many applications. The most common use for flexible metal hoses is as natural gas and refrigerant lines, though they also are used for piping high-pressure water as well as food processing. You will even find flex hoses in things like refrigerators, ovens and other heavy-duty devices. Flexible hoses are also prevalent in the utilization of compressed air.
Flexible hoses are generally used as a piping element. They convey materials such as natural gas and oil to steam and engine exhaust. As opposed to solid piping and tubing, flexible hoses provide additional protection when it comes to abrasion and pressure while also dampening vibration. Not only that, they are less susceptible to extreme temperatures or pressures.
Where can I find flex hoses?
The best flex hoses money can buy are available through Aero-Flex. Aero-Flex specializes in the sale of industrial hoses of all sorts and varieties. Most of the flex hoses that we offer come with a stainless steel fitting to prevent corrosion that can destroy other flex hose. For those flex hoses to stand up to the high water pressure and extreme temperatures that they are meant to resist, they need to be made of the highest quality materials.
Aero-Flex has been in business for over a decade and has been providing our customers with nothing but the best in service. We pride ourselves on being there for our customers, and we know that they appreciate the service we provide.
There is no one in the industry that can match the quality of service of Aero-Flex.
What is the difference between a tube and a pipe?
The most noticeable difference between pipe and tube is the shape. Tubes can be square, rectangular or round whereas pipes are always round. Pipes are also generally measured by their inside diameter, referred to as the “nominal” diameter, and a “schedule,” which refers to wall thickness.