Aero-Flex Corp. deals with a wide range of metal hose including stripwound and corrugated hoses. Our metal hoses are strong and can withstand high pressures making them less susceptible to leaks. They can effectively convey both hot and cold liquids.
When should I use metal hoses?
There are many hose types on the market each with its applications, pros, and cons. Generally, metal hoses are used in areas where other types of non-metallic tubes will not work. This type of hose has a wide range of applications.
Extreme temperatures and chemical compatibility
Metal hose is often used in applications that involve extreme temperature changes. In addition, metal hoses can convey a wider range of chemicals than other types of tubing. If you are looking for tubing that is resistant to aggressive chemicals, then consider using metal hoses.
One of the drawbacks of using non-metal hoses is that gases can leak through their walls and into the atmosphere. On the other hand, metal hoses are not prone to leaking especially when adequately fabricated. It is advisable to use metal hoses if you want to contain gases inside the tubing.
Metal hose has a very low potential for catastrophic failure. Metal hoses are sturdy and designed to last. However, if they fail, they usually develop small cracks and holes. In contrast, other types of hoses may develop bigger cracks or come apart altogether if they fail.
Abrasion and excessive bending
One of the best ways to prevent abrasion and excessive bending of hoses is to cover them in metal hose for extra protection. Metal hose is highly resistant to abrasion, which is why the technicians at Aero-Flex Corp. use it to protect other types of tubing from corrosion and external damage.
Are metal hoses fire resistant?
Unlike other types of tubing that melt when exposed to fire or excessive heat, metal hose maintains its integrity even when exposed to temperatures as high as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Fire resistance makes metal hoses suitable for applications that expose them to open flames.
Does a metal hose maintain its shape even when it’s empty?
Unlike other types of hoses, metal hoses maintain their shapes even when they achieve full vacuum. Our metal hoses feature corrugation that makes them quite strong and capable of handling a full vacuum. Although some non-metallic hoses feature helix wiring, they can still collapse under full vacuum.
Is a metal hose flexible enough to fit configurations?
One of the benefits of metal hoses is that they can fit into any weld-able assembly. On the other hand, you may need shanks and collars to fit other types of tubing in certain configurations. In addition, other hose types may require threaded connections to fit several of them together. The drawback of threaded connections is that each connection point is a potential leaking point.
Metal hoses have wide-ranging applications in many industries including chemical and oil refining among others. Our metal hoses are robust, fire resistant, and not prone to leaking. We strive to ensure that all our metal hose meets high standards of quality and safety. Call us today to make an order.
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