Suitable for a wide range of applications, rubber hoses can be found in the food, waste and automotive industries to name a few as well as being used in the home for a range of tasks. The flexibility of a rubber hose allows the user to work freely in or around most circumstances or can fix a hose in place in or around a workstation or any other scenario without the need for angle or corner connectors.
Rubber hoses can be found on retractable reels mounted to the wall or ceiling for easy access while working and ease of storage when not in use. Rubber hoses come in a range of sizes and colours, understanding the application of your hose is key when purchasing to ensure you have a hose suitable for the type of liquid or gas you are working with. Always follow manufacturer's guidelines on hose suitability as incorrect use can lead to corrosion and failure.
Types of Hoses
There are a variety of hose pipe types available, each having unique benefits and application uses. These are:
Water hoses - Mainly used for irrigation, gardening, building, fire and many more. The inner tube is mainly made from PVC and EPDM. These hose come in a range of sizes from 1.5 metres to 50 metres and more.
Hot water and steam hoses - Used within refrigeration equipment to cool water, engine hot and cold water, food processing. The inner tube is mostly made of EPDM.
Air hoses - Widely used in compressors, pneumatic lines and systems, spray guns, sprayers and other industrial fields.
Oil Transmission hoses - Used for transmission oil, petroleum, diesel on land or in the ocean. The inner tube is made of NBR, PVC and SBR with the outer surface having excellent wear resistance.
House hoses - Used to connect household appliances acting as an inlet hose. It features screw on connections, and usually made from PVC.