As should be obvious from our name, we at HOSER specialize in hoses and hose assemblies. Our team has extensive experience in the hydraulic hose industry, and you can count on us to make your operation the best it can be. In this article, we’ll go over some key things you need to know about high-pressure hose assemblies in order to make the best choices for your business.
- Hose Construction- First, we’ll go over some basics about how hoses are constructed. Each hose in a high-pressure hose assembly has an inner tube, commonly made of neoprene or nitrile, which conducts the flow of the fluid; a layer of reinforcement, such as a wire braid or a spiral lattice, to provide strength; and a cover, typically made of neoprene, fiber, vinyl, or rubber, to protect the inner components.
- Bend Radius- Another thing to consider when choosing hoses for high-pressure hose assemblies is the bend radius. This term refers to how tightly a hose can be bent without creating a kink in the inner tube, and it is an important factor in hose assembly design, as bending the hose in too small of a radius can cause problems with the flow of fluid, as well as shorten the hose’s lifespan.
- Pressure- Naturally, a third key consideration when selecting hoses for high-pressure hose assemblies is the amount of pressure the hose can withstand. Our team encourages you to always stick to the hose’s working pressure ratings, which tell you the maximum pressure the hose can sustain safely.