Need a flexible hose for a specific application but not quite sure where to start? Take a look through some of our hose recommendations for the applications described below.
Agricultural Applications – If you are moving grain or other bulk materials, you need a hose that is durable and abrasion resistant. The flexible duct and hoses used for agricultural use need to be tough and durable. It is also a good idea for the hoses to have a smooth interior so that they can maintain efficient airflow. A good hose for agricultural applications is the “Smooth-Tube PU” smooth bore material handling hose.
Anti-Static Hoses – Static electricity is hazardous when it is allowed to build up. Static can occur when a physical object is scraped along the interior wall of the hose. Too much static brings the risk of resulting in and explosion and possible fire damage. For any application that requires an anti-static flex hose, you need to use one specifically designed to reduce friction. The “Neoprene Flex Conductive” Static Dissipative Hose is one example of a hose designed for anti-static applications.
Automotive Hose – There are lots of hose products used in automotive applications, from high temperature, to fresh air movement to vacuum hose products. When using flexible ducting under the engine compartment, a flexible hose for automotive applications needs to be able to operate in high temperatures and maintain efficient airflow. Hose made from materials such as silicone are often safe bets for automotive applications, such as the “Silico-550 Double-Ply” high temperature hoses.
Car Vacuum Hose – Whenever you go to a carwash, chances are likely that you will see hoses vacuuming the inside sections. These duct hoses need to be flexible and capable of great rates of suction. The “PE Flex STM” flexible vacuum hoses are well suited for car vacuum purposes. In addition, these hose products get a lot of abrasion from the debris moved, as well as the contact with the pavement when the flex hose is dragged. Durability in a car wash vacuum hose is paramount.