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Corrugated Stainless Steel Metal Hose

Corrugated Stainless Steel Metal Hose

There are many different types of hose available on the market, including metal, rubber, composite, PTFE, and fabric. The decision of which hose type to buy depends on the application for which the hose is being used.  Generally, there are eight factors that should alert you to consider using Hose Master metal hose:

Temperature Extremes
If either the temperature of the media going through the hose or the surrounding
atmospheric temperature is very cold or hot, metal may be the only material that
can withstand such temperature extremes.

Chemical Compatibility
Metal hose can handle a wider variety of chemicals than most other hose
types. If the hose will be exposed to aggressive chemicals (either internally or
externally), metal hose should be considered.

Permeation Concerns
Non-metal hose is susceptible to gas permeation through the hose wall
and into the atmosphere. Metal hose, on the other hand, does not allow
permeation. If containing the gases inside the hose is important, metal hose may
be required.

Potential for Catastrophic Failure
When a metal hose fails, it usually develops small holes or cracks. Other hose
types tend to develop larger cracks or come apart completely. If a sudden hose
failure is potentially catastrophic, a metal hose may help minimize the effects of
a failure by leaking product at a slower rate.

Abrasion and Overbending Concerns
To prevent abrasion and overbending, a metal hose can be used as a protective
cover over wires or even other hoses.

Fire Safety
Other hose types will melt when exposed to fire, while metal hose maintains its
integrity up to 1300° F. (See NAHAD derating chart on page 33)

Achieving Full Vacuum
Under full vacuum, metal hose maintains its shape while other hose types
may collapse.

Flexibility in Fitting Configuration
Virtually any type of fitting can be attached to metal hose, while other hose types
require special shanks and collars.

If the answers to these questions points to using a Corrugated Stainless Steel Metal Hose, for more information and technical data see Hose Master's Corrugated Metal Hose Catalog