The uses of a stainless steel hose are extremely varied. These durable and versatile products are designed to perform to the highest of standards in a number of different industries, including chemical, oil and gas, petrochemical and general heavy industry.
So, how can a flexible metal hose of this kind be used? Read on for a few tips from Proflex Hose, specialist manufacturers of stainless steel conduits and other sophisticated, heavy duty flow solutions with more than 40 years worth of experience in the industry.
What is a Braided Stainless Steel Hose?
Flexible metal hoses of this kind are comprised of a thin but durable and highly flexible tube surrounded by tough woven stainless steel wire. There can be multiple layers of this material applied for added toughness if required.
This stainless steel conduit can then be employed in the transfer of chemicals and gases under great pressure, in vacuums and at extremes of temperature. For this reason, they are perfect for industries working with heating, ventilation and automation.
Other Uses of the Stainless Steel Hose
Proflex Hose can offer bespoke features that allow your stainless steel conduits to work perfectly alongside your other equipment. For example, you can request that, instead of standard 321 stainless steel, type 316 stainless steel is utilised in your hoses’ manufacture. This grade of metal is highly corrosion resistant, making it perfect for offshore use (as seawater will not easily erode it).
Flexible Metal Hose Fittings
In order to vary the potential uses of our stainless steel hoses, Proflex Hose can provide a wide range of fittings and flanges that will form connections for each conduit to exactly match your requirements.
You can request flanged or threaded fittings. If you need to make quick connections using your stainless steel hose, we can provide specialist cam locks, lever locks and ISOs.
Additionally, flanges, flanged hose tails, ball valves and other bespoke fittings are readily available.
We can produce fittings that function perfectly under high pressure, including elements for use in hydraulic systems, and many of our connectors and accessories are available in both carbon steel and stainless steel for superior strength, durability and corrosion resistance.
With all of the customisable elements we have to offer, you can be sure that the hose of your choice will work perfectly within your unique industrial environment.
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