This section provides an overview for plumbing hoses as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 5 plumbing hose manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked plumbing hose companies as of February, 2024: 1.BROMIC PLUMBING & GAS, 2.Altecnic Ltd, 3.Kinetic Sourcing Group Pty Ltd..
A plumbing hose is a curved pipe used for plumbing.
It is usually used with nipples or joints at both ends, and many products made of metal, plastic, or rubber are sold. Gases, liquids, and fluids can flow through a plumbing hose.
Plumbing hoses with variable shapes are used in places where plumbing pipes are not long enough to be used. Since they can be easily installed even if the piping is off center, construction work can be labor-saving.
Also, because of its variable shapes, it is more resistant to vibration than pipes. Connecting a machine that vibrates a lot with plumbing hoses will affect other machines, but plumbing hoses can suppress vibration. Hoses are also useful for connecting equipment that is used in motion.
Hoses are variable pipes and have long been used in many situations. Usually, plumbing hoses and plumbing pipes are used in different locations, but plumbing hoses are used when the length can be freely changed and the shape of the pipe can be varied to suit the location.
Plumbing hoses can be made of metal, plastic, or rubber. There are many types made of resin, including those reinforced with wire or resin, those made of chemical-resistant materials, and those that are flame-retardant or static-free.
In terms of shape, some hoses are also sold in arbitrary locations, such as adjustable hoses, which allow the hose to be bent at right angles, and which do not have the shape of a typical hose.
Many plumbing hoses are regulated by law, and plumbing hoses for gas must be selected in accordance with the Technical Standard for Gas Facilities. In addition, water piping used for water supply is required to meet the standards outlined in the Water Supply Law Enforcement Order.
Plumbing hoses are selected according to their intended use. Note that the material, thickness, and other needs vary depending on the substance to be passed and the location of the installation.
Plumbing hose material is selected according to the object. Especially for corrosive substances such as acids and alkalis, chemical-resistant materials should be used, but chemical resistance differs for each material.
For example, metal hoses are weak against acidic substances. Nylon resin is stable against most inorganic chemicals such as liquid ammonia and sulfurous acid, but is weak against oxidizers such as hydrogen peroxide and chlorine decolorizers, and cannot be used for pipes that need to be disinfected with chlorine. Since each material has its strengths and weaknesses, it is important to select a material that is resistant to each substance.
When plastic resins, flour, and other materials are conveyed using piping, static electricity must be taken into consideration. Static electricity tends to build up and sparks can cause explosions. In such cases, materials that do not generate static electricity must be used.
Transparent plumbing hoses are convenient for the visibility of flow rates, but light must be blocked out if light-sensitive materials are to be conveyed.
High-pressure steam may be used to sterilize piping in the food and pharmaceutical industries. This is because if water stays in the pipes, a biofilm, a film of bacteria that is difficult to remove, may form. In such cases, piping made of heat-resistant materials should be used.
Plumbing hoses that are expected to be under pressure should be thick or reinforced with wire or resin.
The thickness of the plumbing hose is determined by the flow rate of the piping. If it is too thick, it will cause more loss, and if it is too thin, it will cause leakage.
Select plumbing hoses that are easy to use, such as an adjustable hose if you want to move the position of the hose, such as for supplying lubricating oil, or a bellows type if you need to expand or contract the hose depending on the liquid level. If the hose is to be used for food, use a plumbing hose made of a resin designated as a food additive.
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Nitta Corporation is an Osaka-based manufacturer and distributor of various industrial products founded in 1885. The company offers power transmission and mechatronic products, as well as intermediate components like tubings and fittings. These are used in conveyor machines, hydraulic systems, and medical devices. The company also produces industrial parts, such as molded rubber products like gaskets or diaphragms, as well as air filters and monitoring equipment like particle counters or decontamination devices. Nitta Corporation maintains a network of manufacturing facilities and sales locations in 22 countries across four continents.
Altecnic Ltd was established in 1987 in Stafford, UK, and is a manufacturer and supplier of hydronic solutions for domestic and commercial markets. The company offers a range of heating systems, radiator valves, expansion vessels, thermostats, and pumps. These products are designed to control the flow, temperature, heating, cooling, and safety of water for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The company is part of the Caleffi Group and has obtained ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 27001, and ISO 45001:2018 quality management certifications.
UCT Fluid Solutions, founded in the United States in 2017, is a distributor of industrial and electronic products. It specializes in flow control and fluid management for high-purity and process control applications by developing components and custom solutions for hydrogen-powered vehicles, electrolyzers, filling stations, and more. The company also offers services like design for manufacturability, prototyping, advanced flow control solutions, and high-precision manufacturing to companies in the oil, gas, and energy industries.
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