How to Select Industrial Hose              Image Credit: Grainger Industrial Supply | CEJN Industrial Corporation | Novaflex Group   A hose is a flexible and often reinforced vessel used to transfer fluids from one location to another. Industrial hose covers the broad spectrum of fluid transfer lines, including flow lines for fluids and gases in pneumatic, hydraulic, or process applications, as well as specialized uses in...
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Q & A on Industrial Hose

We asked our users for their input on Industrial Hose. Here are the results of 62 users familiar with Industrial Hose.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial hose design?
8 answers
Answers:
The use of Diesel Emission Fluid (DEF) has led to new developments in hose materials & design. Polyurethanes have also made progress over standard red rubber hose. Also, rising raw material costs and overall cost competitiveness has been driving some of the new hose design.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Better technology to make the hose spec the same throughout. The design of the hose with the use of stronger lighter steel.
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Temperatures, food quality applications, power engineering,...
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland
Need more information to update knowledge.
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Materials, Stainless steel
~General Corporate Mgmt, Orlando, FL
Not much Idea
~Kulshreshtha Abhay, Technical Support, Vizag, India
Green
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Wear
~Engineering, Design, Johannesburg, South Africa

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial hose?
9 answers
Answers:
I am partial to Coilhose Pneumatics & Freelin-Wade! I believe Goodyear began making the DEF hose.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Gates - USA(USA), Trelleborg(Suecia), Sel industrie(Turquia)
~Marco Camasca, Engineer, Lima, Peru
Semperit but they are behind schedule. Sel Pix Canada
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Eaton,Boston, Kuriyama
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Merlett Technoplastic..
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland
Euro Equep, Gates
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Goodyear
~General Corporate Mgmt, Orlando, FL
Dunlop
~Engineering, Design, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gate
~Kulshreshtha Abhay, Technical Support, Vizag, India

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial hose for?
15 answers
Answers:
Work Station Tool Drops, OEM component connections, General Manufacturing Maintenance, Machinery
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Injection of gaseous nitrogen at extreme high pressure ( 6000 - 10000 psig)
~Technical Support/Services, Bogota, Colombia
Farm industry oil and gas companies some marine ATV lawn & garden
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Hydraulic system , water hoses , air , nitrogen and gas
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Inflatable shafts, liquid transfer, peristaltic pumps
~Engineering, Consulting, Komotini, Greece
Agriculture ,canal cleaning, saw dust, etc etc
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland
WATER, SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS FOR ANY APPLICATIONS
~GUILLERMO MARROQUIN, Project Manager, GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
Suction, Brakes, Food Movement, Gas,
~General Corporate Mgmt, Orlando, FL
Vacuum and high pressure gas service
~Other, Vancouver, WA
Well Drilling, Fertilizer delivery
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Vacuum truck industrial vacuuming.
~Larry B, General Management, Danville, PA
Automotive, heavy macinery
~Marketing/Sales, Beirut, Lebanon
ART work (sculpture)
~Alberto H, Artist, Architect & Designer, Miami, FL
Hydraulic hoses
~Kulshreshtha Abhay, Technical Support, Vizag, India
Slurry handling
~Engineering, Design, Johannesburg, South Africa

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial hose have been used for.
7 answers
Answers:
Need more information to update knowledge.
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
…some of the more dangerous endeavors.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Air conditioner, refrigeration, parts
~GUILLERMO MARROQUIN, Project Manager, GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
Power vacuuming
~Larry B, General Management, Danville, PA
Gold dredge
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Agility
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland
ART
~Alberto H, Artist, Architect & Designer, Miami, FL

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial hose?
4 answers
Answers:
Not using a high enough pressure hose when dealing with off shore drilling sites. Take into consideration the outside pressure force on the hose as well as the internal working pressure.
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Chemical incompatibility in either the media or environment that leads to premature & unexpected hose failure.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
If you are not aware of life of hose expiry date crimping date
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Burning, electrical shocks...
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
High Pressure at extreme temperatures, supple yet abrasion resistant, a good bend radius, wide range chemical resistance, reusable fittings.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Higher pressure hoses that have a better bend radius and lighter weight.
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
High temp, abrasion resistant, high vac. capability.
~Larry B, General Management, Danville, PA
Need more information to update knowledge.
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Pumps for a diesel or gasoline
~GUILLERMO MARROQUIN, Project Manager, GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
Flexible
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial hose?
6 answers
Answers:
Both air pressure & hydraulic pressure can be very dangerous. Air hoses that fail can whip around violently casing injury to both operators & equipment. Hydraulic hose failures can lacerate & burn both the skin & eyes. Both can cause equipment malfunction or cause inadvertent operator entanglement,.so make an educated decision when choosing the best hose for your application.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Pay attention to the engineers that have called out certain working pressures to maximize the best use of the hose.
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Better to have specifications written on hoses and fittings as well easy to procure.
~Kulshreshtha Abhay, Technical Support, Vizag, India
Life of hose expiry date crimping date
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Make sure you get what you ordered.
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Ask Merlett first.....
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using industrial hose?
7 answers
Answers:
Know your temperatures, PSI & CFM requirements, media & fitting sizes so the hose salesperson will be able to help you.
~Don E, Manufacturer’s Representative, Wixom, MI
Test, test, test quality is the only standard people must have!!
~WILLIAM C, General Management, TULSA, OK
Be sure of the correct quality of material used on hose.
~Veli M, General Corporate Mgmt, Porvoo, Finland
Cheapest not always the best way to buy.
~Alan W, Purchaser, Nampa, ID
Need more information to update knowledge.
~SAAD J, Technical Support, JUBAIL, SAUDIA ARABIA
Avoid the cheaper stuff.
~Larry B, General Management, Danville, PA
Some
~Alberto H, Artist, Architect & Designer, Miami, FL


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