Silicone Hose and Tubing Features and Applications

Posted: Thursday, 28 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

Silicone hose and tubing is one of the most flexible tubing available in the market. This hose includes a number of industrial uses and other uses like hoses for aquariums, straws for kids cups, electrical wiring covering or it can even be used as a weather proof covering for LED lights.

Silicone hoses are commonly found in diameter measurements in diverse sizes. With a little search, you can discover the best hose as per your specific needs.

Features of Silicone Hose:

  • Good weather and electrical resistance properties - silicone hose resists U.V., moisture, gases and ozone
  • Silicone tubing is suitable to resist extreme temperature variations from 100°F to 500°F [U]
  • Flexible silicone hoses are inert, tasteless, and odorless
  • Translucent natural silicone tube color for the visual contact with the liquid flow
  • Resilient and stretchable silicon tubing materials, which can resistant to the compression set

Applications for Silicone Tubing:

  • Insulation Sleeving
  • Appliances
  • Medical & Dental (surgical rubber tubing)
  • Beverage Service
  • Hot Water Feeds
  • Computer
  • Food Service
  • Deionized Water Transfer
If you are thinking to opt for the best silicon hose and tubing, ensure that you review the available options in the market through an extensive research. This can help you increase your knowledge about the silicon hose and tubing and buy the best ones to meet your requirements. Ensure that you also get in touch with experts and come to know some handy tips about silicon hose and tubing to make the right selection.

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Steps to Clean a Fuel Oil Tank

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Cleaning a is an essential aspect of maintenance that you should always consider whenever you come across any sludge. This is an easy and straightforward process that can be employed by individuals. All you need is an appropriate cleaning solution, an air hose and an air pump. Though it is not a difficult task, it is also necessary to take some precautions to ensure that everything will be done properly and safely to make your fuel oil tank durable.

  • Start with opening the drainage valve and drain the fuel oil tank. Then the fluid will get appropriately fit into the receptacle. Now, remove the receptacle and replace it with another one to use the water hose and spray the fuel oil tank with water until it properly gets clean.

  • Change the drainage cap on the fuel tank and open its filler. Ensure that you fill the tank completely with a solution of one cup of trisodium phosphate (TSP) cleaning powder per five gal. Now, put an air hose into the fuel oil tank through the primary filler until it reaches at the bottom of the tank. Switch on the air pump and leave it to agitate the solution for minimum 12 hours.

  • The next step is draining the TSP solution as it is phosphate free, it can be easily down the drain or poured into the toilet. When the drainage cap is removed, spray within the oil fuel tank using the hose once again.

  • Finally, dry the tank and so that it becomes ready to use properly.

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    Find Out Different Types of Hoses

    Posted: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

    Silicon Hose – It is a hollow pipe that is designed by using silicon materials by a number of companies. This can be used with various applications. Here are some of the usual applications in which this hose can be used:

    • Silicon hose can be used for transferring adhesive materials and chemicals from one container to another
    •  It can be used as a coolant for equipments and machines
    •  It can be used with medical equipments
    •  It can be used as a connector between containers for transferring of beverage. Additionally, you can use it for transferring of different kinds of materials. 
    Silicon hoses are available in various colors like green, blue, red etc. If you want any special kind of silicon hose in a specific color, you can easily buy it from the market. Here are some of the benefits of silicon hose:

    •  It can be used at temperature between 60ºC to 200ºC
    •  It can be worked in an appropriate way under pressure of ten bars 
    PVC Hose – The hose is designed by PVC materials corresponding polyvinyl chloride. It is a flexible and light weight hose. You can use it for applications like compressed air, coolant materials, canned industry, food and chemical solutions. It is available in a number of sizes and colors. It is easier to use at different pressures. PVC hose is flexible and soft which is made from polyester. It is resistant to diverse weather conditions and suitable under -5°C to +60°C temperature. 

    Metallic Hose: The hose is designed by employing metals. They can be used or turned to transfer chemicals and oil from one container to another. It can be used in diverse temperatures.  

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      Important Points to Know about Stainless Steel Flex Hose

      Posted: Monday, 25 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      A stainless steel flex hose is engineered particularly for the use of an inlet and outlet connections to joints. It prevents pipe stains from creating stress or tension on the rotary joint. Additionally, it never restricts the built-in flexibility of joints. 
      •  Prevents pipe strain
      •  Designed particularly for rotary joints
      •  Provides great flexibility during installation and operation
      •  Reduces tension on rotary joints and internal components

      • Sizes range from 1/4" to 8”
      • Stainless steel corrugated lining
      • Available in custom lengths
      • Flanged and threaded couplings

      Flexible Hose: 

      You can find flexible hoses in various sizes from 1/4" to 8”; couplings are flanged, threaded, or can be found in various combinations. The below mentioned table lists the minimum length for each pipe size, other lengths can be designed as per the application.

      Flexible hose recommendation for rotary joints:

      • Flexi hose is used for minimizing pipe loads because of thermal expansion of process equipment or piping. When the equipment vibrates or moves, the flexible metal hose absorbs the motion with minimum effect on the rotary joint.
      • It is important that the piping should be supported independent of the rotary joint. However, it does not support piping with the rotary joint.
      • Flexible hose must be attached directly to the joint between rotary joint and flexible piping.

      By Lantech Solutions Ltd Hose Manufacturers UK

      Drybreak Couplings

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      Drybreak couplings are designed to avoid the loss of product while protecting the operator, environment, and disconnecting hose lines. In order to select an appropriate coupling, it is necessary to know the application, by the way the below mentioned are the primary areas.

      • Coupling functionality (the type of valving, interchangeability, allowable spillage or other requirements)
      • Size requirements (these are related to nominal bore sizes of specific pipe systems or its surroundings)
      • The media (it may have any diverse states while flowing through the coupling)
      • Operating conditions (suitable for the coupling and its specific environment)

      Dry Link

      Dry disconnected is designed for specific applications in which any spillage should be avoided. The patented valve design offers an extraordinary lightweight and affordability when it comes to a mechanical interlock preventing accidental openings. 

      Banjo Dry-Mate

      It is a user-friendly product that can be used simply by following a few simple steps. The handles interlock makes it easy to recognize. There is no involvement of guessing in it.

      CleanBreak Dry Disconnect

      This is used to install throughout the world, commonly used widely in food industries, agriculture, biotechnology, petroleum and chemical industries, along with pharmaceutical.

      Banjo Dry-Mate

      Dry-Mate is designed for a safe connection measuring all important safety measures in the mind.  Its double ball design offers a maximum flow. Moreover, its cam lever style of connection is a recognized coupling connector.

      By Lantech Solutions Ltd Hose Manufacturers UK

      Brief Overview of Metallic Hose and Its Types

      Posted: Saturday, 23 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      A metallic hose is a flexible mental line element. Generally, there are two types of mental hoses that vary for their application and design i.e. corrugated hoses and stripwound hoses. Stripwound hoses contain a high mechanical strength (for instance – tear strength and tensile strength). On the other hand, corrugated hoses can provide maximum leak tightness and resist high pressure on account of such materials. 

      Stripwound Hose: The type of hose consists of spirals that are loosely interlocked. This can also be highly flexible. The hose is commonly available in two basic variants – in an interlocked profile or an engaged profile. Both of them provide high flexibility because of the profile structure. For this, such hoses are commonly used as protective or insulating hoses around the inner tube.

      Stripwound hose is designed by helically winding cold-rolled, profiled metal strip onto a mandrel in which the helical coils are interconnected. However, they stay movable because of the type of profiling. 

      Corrugated Hose: The permissible operating pressures for corrugated hose with small dimensions reach 380 bar. But the pressure resistance of the large dimensions is less for technical reasons. The stainless steel model has a temperature resistance up to 600 °C, as per the pressure load.

      The corrugated hose is affordable and flexible connecting various elements that permit movement, vibrations and thermal expansion. 

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      How Silicone Hoses Are Manufactured?

      Posted: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      Silicone hoses are commonly used in host of applications like industrial, automotive, medical and food processing. A wide variety of silicone rubber makes the product suitable for different usages in a number of places. Generally, hoses are used in air coolers and intake systems. The manufacturing process of silicone hoses requires a lot of skills along with a well-managed timing, materials and tools.

      Let’s find out the manufacturing process of silicone hoses:

      Step 1: Creating a Mandrel Tool

      A mandrel tool is used to bend the silicone rubber in the shape of an appropriate silicone hose. This is also used in other applications such as a blowing glass. First of all make a mandrel tool in the shape of a silicone hose. It can be done by manipulating steel in a similar shape like hose.


      Step 2: Selecting the Raw Materials

      It is important to pick the right kinds of materials for manufacturing silicone hoses. These include reinforcement fabrics, color pigments and silicone rubber. Reinforcement fabrics and multi-layered are used to give more strength.

      Step 3: Milling and Calendaring

      The color pigments and silicone rubber compound are mixed together in a mill. The process is known as ‘milling’. In order to produce a color pigmented silicone rubber compound, it will take around half an hour.

      Step 4: Cutting and Rolling

      Thin sheets are cut and then piled to roll. For the better manufacturing, it is important to maintain an accurate thickness of tubes.

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      What Are the General Applications for Flexible Hoses?

      Posted: by Franklin Borsman in

      A flex hose or flexible hose is an industrial hose that is used for various purposes. It can be used to transfer fluid or oil from one place to another. A flexi hose is also essential in hydraulic and other applications. Its common usages can be seen in heavy industries like mining and construction. An industrial hose is normally characterized with flexibility.

      To understand more about the flexible hose, there can be general or any specific categories for the industrial product.

      General and Specific Applications

      I have just mentioned about the general and specific applications of industrial hose in this blog a while back. Dust collection, woodworking and filtration are an example for this. The hose is used to complete the dust collector design and helpful in accumulating the small chips and dust.

      There is another general application for the industrial hose i.e. lawn vacuum and leaf collection. Sometimes, it is tough to properly clean the lawn without the help of a lawn mower. However, the hose has made the lawn moving easier and convenient.

      The metalwork is useful for a flexible hose. Oil mist in machining centers is transmitted by using the material. It is also a good option for fume control as it allows the removal of fumes that are collected in internal spaces.

      By Lantech Solutions Ltd Hose Manufacturers UK

      Chemical Hoses: Benefits, Types and Uses

      Posted: Thursday, 14 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      Chemical hose is used in a number of industrial applications like manufacturing plants, tank haulers etc. A quality chemical transfer hose is capable of handling a lot of usual industrial chemicals. 

      The excellent hoses are rated higher at full vacuum to get the best performance. Discharge hoses and acid chemical suction hoses can handle various inorganic acids including specific hoses for handling the strong oxidizing agents like concentrated sulphuric acids, chromic and nitric. There are other hoses as well capable of handling aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic, halo generated hydrocarbons and plenty of chemicals. 

      Chemical Hoses Are Used in Some of the Following Industries:

      • Farming
      • Tank haulers
      • Food industries 
      • Manufacturing plants

      Types of Chemical Hoses:                           

      • UHMWPE                                                               
      • Ultra-Chem
      • Chemical B
      • Acid suction and discharge hose
      • XLPE 

      Apart from these hoses, there are some other hoses as well which are extensively used in various industries. 

      Benefits of Chemical Hose:

      • Seal-less design 
      • Low maintenance costs
      • High suction lift 
      • Solids handling
      • Self-priming and dry running 
      • Gentle pumping action
      • Abrasion resistant 
      • Reversible 
      • Accurate dosing 
      • No slip
      • Hygienic 

      If you want to buy an appropriate chemical hose, ensure that you first go through its different types and review them thoroughly. This would help you get the best product that you have been looking for and perform various tasks comfortably. 

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      Benefits of Stainless Steel Braided Hoses

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      What is a braided hose?   

      Braided hose is used to cover the plastic pipes. This can also be used for other purposes such as dairy productions and fuel filling. Such stainless steel braided hoses are good for reducing the friction and preventing excess of temperature.

      Advantages of Steel Braided Brake Hoses 

      • These are advanced in style and performance
      • Compatible with all braided stainless steel brake lines
      • Hoses are designed with the high-quality stainless steel braided tube
      • Huge range of fittings
      • More safety and enhanced performance
      • Allow an immediate brake pedal response
      • Enhance brake efficiency
      • Reduce the braking distance while panic stops
      • Suit race and road applications
      • Eliminate the pedal sponginess under heavy/firm braking 
      • Corrosion and abrasion resistant

      Here are some of the points that you should keep in mind to ensure that stainless steel braided Teflon hoses give optimum performance:

      • Examine the full and free movements of the steering with an appropriate wheels fitted to ensure there is no condition under which the hose can get trapped, chaff or rub on the moving parts, specifically the wheel rim.

      • It is important that the stainless steel braised Teflon has more than an ample free movement. And it is not enough to match the new hose with a current rubber hose.

      • Ensure that you keep on checking the rebound shops and suspension bump to maintain them in a good condition. 

      Why to Consider Quality PVC Hoses

      Posted: Saturday, 9 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      PVC hose is used for conveyance of chemicals, waste water, drinking water, vacuum system applications, slurries, cooling fluids and heating fluid, compressed air, foodstuffs, gases and ultra-pure liquids. The demand of PVC pipe is a lot all across the globe. Let’s find out the materials used for PVC hose:

      • PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride)
      • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
      • PP (polypropylene)
      • UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride)
      • PE (polyethylene) also called as HDPE, MDPE and LDPE
      • CPVC (post chlorinated polyvinyl chloride)

      Benefits of PVC’s Materials: 

      CPVC and UPVC: CPVC is a good material and also resistant to various paraffinic, alcohols, acids, halogens, bases, hydrocarbons and salts. However, it is not resistant to hydrocarbons, solvents, chlorinated and aromatics.

      UPVC provides a great chemical resistance all around its operating temperature range. It’s some of the advantages including affordability, high stiffness and long-lasting strength characteristics. These are helpful in plastic hose piping installation and useful for various purposes.

      ABS: ABS is used for conveyance of chemicals, slurries and portable water. Generally, it is used for DWV (drain-waste-vent) applications.

      PVDF: PVDF is a reliable chemical resistance that means it is extensively used in the chemical industry. 

      PE: Polyethylene is a safe way to conveyance of waste and portable water, compressed gases and hazardous.

      PP: It is used with ultra pure waters and foodstuffs along with the chemical industry and pharmaceutical.

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      Some Resistant and Quality Fuel Hoses

      Posted: Thursday, 7 February 2013 by Franklin Borsman in

      Oil and fuel hoses are manufactured for the suction and the delivery of fuels, petroleum and mineral oil. Its applications include petrol pumps, loading and discharge of tankers and hydraulic systems. Fuel hoses are also used by many people for diverse purposes.
      Fuel hoses combine the resistance to temperature with quality performance in different fuel environments.

      Turbo Hoses

      With the help of an advanced DuPont Viton fluoroelastomer veneered hose technology, you can customize the hose using fluoroelastomer for critical inner layer. It has changed fluorosilicone or silicone, which delaminated by swelling in hot fuel vapor.

      Viton meets the requirements of aging and extensive flex by following the rigorous hot flex rig test that is run for various weeks under the high vibration. You can also reports quality adhesion of Viton to the braided DuPoint Nomex for reinforcement layer.

      Fuel Filler Neck Hoses

      The hose manufacturer can reduce the hydrocarbon emissions from co-injection molded fuel filler neck hose at the low level at 0.01 g per day. This has happened due to a 0.6 mm inner layer of Viton.

      Hose Applications

      There is a component of comfort accessory system that is unchanged by refrigerant restandardization. Neoprene is the best and favored tubestock polymer for the dependable performance with coolant liquid/gas streams.

      By Lantech Solutions Ltd Hose Manufacturers UK