Designed to carry a range of fluids, including fuels, oils and liquid chemicals, a composite hose is made from a mix of materials, making these hoses more versatile and adaptable than other hose types.
Composite Hose Design and Construction
Built around the “Mandrel Wrapped Principle”, composite hose pipe is made by first making a spiral of strong, durable wire, then wrapping layers of a polymer, film or fabric over it, before finally binding the new hose in a second spiral of strong wire.
These two spirals of wire can be made from galvanised steel, stainless steel, aluminium, polymer-coated steel or a range of alloys, providing the ability to tailor your hose to the task it will perform. No matter what metal is chosen for the wire spirals, however, these vital components provide the pressure resistance which composite hoses are known for, and keep the hose tightly bound together under pressure.
This construction also allows the composite hose to be made with a range of film or polymer materials, including common and specialist polymers, depending on the task required of the hose.
This combination of wire variety and polymer variety makes composite hose more adaptable and more suited to bespoke applications than any other hose type available from Proflex Hose – composite hose pipe can be tailored to the fluid carried, the specific pressure, temperature and mechanical requirements like length and durability, providing unmatched versatility!
Composite Hose Available Sizes
The composite hose available from Proflex Hose can be made in sizes ranging from 1” to 4”, and can reach lengths of up to 20m, ensuring that no matter how much composite hose you need, we’ll be able to help.
Composite Hose Properties
Composite hose properties change depending on the materials used in their construction, and this versatility is their greatest strength. However, broadly speaking, the composite hose available from Proflex Hose demonstrates qualities including impressive pressure resistance (from 10.5 Bar to 14 Bar), and a wide range of operating temperatures (from -30°C to 115°C).
Composite hose is also extremely resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for carrying fuels and other hydrocarbons, including both leaded and unleaded petrol, diesel, lubricating oils and fuel oils, which can pose a challenge to other hose types.
Because of their innate versatility, composite hose pipes are suited to a very wide variety of applications – usage limitations will depend on the type of composite hose ordered and will be specified when your order is made. While usage specifications will be specified, other factors may be present in any particular application which are not included in the specification, including mechanical abuse, abrasion, safety risks to staff and other factors. Unless all these details are given to Proflex Hose Ltd in advance so that the best possible product for the application can be recommended, we regret that we cannot accept responsibility for unsatisfactory performance.
For more information on composite hose or to request a quote or place an order, you can get in touch with Proflex Hose using our contact phone number, 01257 220 010, or the contact form on this site! The experts at our head office will be happy to help you find the composite hose that suits your needs exactly. If you need composite hose pipe, get in touch today!
- Uses : Designed for suction and discharge of leaded & unleaded petrol, diesel lubricating oils and fuel oils, Hydrocarbons with 100% aromatic content.
- Size : 1” to 4”
- Temperature range: -30°C to + 115°C
- Working Pressure 10.5 - 14 Bar
- Max Length 20 Metres
- BS 3492 1987 (EN 137652003)