PTFE Hoses – Smooth Bore
PTFE Smooth Bore Hose Pipe is a versatile, customisable system which provides a wide range of available properties and attributes for your project. With a durable and nonreactive hose liner, this flexible PTFE tubing is suitable for use in a variety of industries.
Design and Construction
PTFE hoses are formed from one single piece of seamless flexible PTFE tubing, made only with high-quality PTFE to ensure an excellent product that can meet varied needs across various industries. The PTFE smooth bore hose pipe from Proflex Hose is heat treated and tested as part of an extensive quality control process to provide consistent excellence and a Smoothbore PTFE lined hose with the maximum possible flexibility and the minimum porosity.
If required, the flexible PTFE tubing can then be fitted with a braided steel sheath, made from AISI grade 304 stainless steel wire. With high tensile strength and an impressive resistance to corrosion, temperature and physical, mechanical damage, this braiding can protect PTFE hoses from a range of potentially damaging factors and vastly improves its pressure capabilities. With a weave that is carefully controlled in its construction and angle, stainless steel PTFE hose braiding can provide a range of advantages to your business.
Smoothbore PTFE hose is an excellent choice for use across a huge range of industries. With a smooth, flexible PTFE hose which exhibits impressive resistance to corrosion, chemical damage, thermal wear and tear and mechanical damage, this versatile PTFE hose is suitable for use in industries involving high and low-pressure steam, chemicals, paints, inks, adhesives, fuels, oils, detergents, refrigerants and foodstuffs.
When paired with a steel braided sheath, heavy walled smooth bore PTFE hose is able to deal with high pressures – up to 150 Bar – and hot and cold cycling.
Flexible PTFE tubing from Proflex Hose is available in a selection of sizes to suit your needs. If you need to work with steam, paint, ink, chemicals, food or other fluids, the standard wall Smoothbore PTFE hose is the perfect solution, but if you need more pressure capability or rapid changes in temperature, then heavy wall braided PTFE smoothbore hose may be a better choice.
A special size range of PTFE hoses is available for use with a range of hydraulic fittings, which may require larger-than-normal hose bores to permit the insertion of the fittings.
For more information, get in touch with Proflex Hose today to speak to one of our experts – we’ll be happy to provide any information and advice you need to find the perfect smoothbore PTFE lined hose for your needs!
Smooth bore PTFE hose is temperature resistant, and remains usable from -70°C to 230°C! This very broad thermal tolerance makes smoothbore PTFE lined hose an excellent choice in a range of industrial applications.
In addition to a great temperature resistance, PTFE smoothbore hose is one of the most chemically resistant materials known, only vulnerable to a very small number of rare and exceptional chemicals. With a great dynamic flex life, and the ability to perform well at high pressures or under large amounts of flexing and vibration, smooth bore PTFE hose has a great working lifespan.
Lastly, PTFE smoothbore hose pipe is essentially self-cleaning – as PTFE hose has a powerfully non-stick nature, making sure that material passing through the pipe cannot form plaques or settle in any area, which would create the risk of contamination or microbial growth.
Use in Application
Usage limitations of PTFE hoses are specified herein, but some other factors may play a role in the lifespan and performance of your flexible PTFE tubing. Mechanical abuse, physical damage and other potential factors can all change the properties of your PTFE hose, and unless you notify Proflex Hose of all of these details in advance to allow recommendation of the ideal hose for your needs, we cannot take responsibility for unsatisfactory performance.
Hose assemblies can be produced with all types of standard and non-standard end fittings from male, female, quick release & flanges etc.