April 14, 2024

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What is a composite hose?

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If you’re seeking out a durable, versatile and adaptable industrial hose, one of the best options available is a composite design. Composite hoses are built to carry a range of fluids, including fuels, oils and liquid chemicals, so it’s almost certain that you’ll benefit from investing in one for the purposes of your project or site.

But what exactly is a composite hose? How is one constructed, and what are the benefits of investing in one rather than another design? Let the team of experts at Proflex Hose  explain…

How is a composite hose constructed?

 For superb and enduring strength, every composite hose contains a tough central spiral of strong, durable wire. Over this are wrapped layers of specially produced polymer, film or fabric – the exact combination of which will depend on the hose’s eventual purpose – and the arrangement is completed by surrounding these layers with a second protective wire spiral.

The metals that form these wires can be anything from galvanised steel or stainless steel to aluminium, polymer-coated steel or a range of alloys. The choice should be made based on your specific requirements, from erosion resistance to strength, flexibility and weight.

Composite hose potential specifications

Proflex Hose can produce a variety of composite hoses ranging from 1 inch to 4 inches in diameter, with a maximum length of 20 metres.

Depending on the materials used, your chosen hose will be able to handle extreme low temperatures (down to -30°C) or significant heat (up to + 115°C).

Any of the materials you choose for the integral and external spiral of your hose will ensure that it will function perfectly under pressures of 10.5 – 14 Bar.

Why choose a composite hose?

Due to the wide variety of material combinations that can be included within the structure of a composite hose, they are more versatile and easier to tailor to specific requirements than other types of piping.

For example, each hose of this kind can be fabricated to cope with specific levels of pressure, temperature and mechanical requirements – such as length and durability – while other varieties may impose a few more restrictions.

How to find the perfect composite hose 

The best way to ensure that the hose you acquire is perfectly adapted to the needs of your project is to get in touch with the specialists at Proflex Hose directly. Let us know what properties you  need your hose to have and inform us of the purposes for which it will be used. Provide  as much detail as you possibly can – including the temperatures and pressure levels to which the product may be exposed – and we will help to tailor the ideal composite hose for you.

For more information about the products and services offered by the specialists at Proflex Hose, get in touch with us today on 01257 220 010 or by filling in the handy contact form on our site. We’ll work with you to create a composite hose to your exact specifications.