What are the different types of hydraulic hose?

What are the different types of hydraulic hose?

There are a wide variety of hydraulic hoses available, suitable for a range of pressures, impulses and temperatures during application.

Hoses can be differentiated by their external layers, to be selected for the durability against working pressures and external environment. These include:

  • Braided hose – A versatile high pressure hose used in general industrial applications and suitable for almost all types of hydraulic applications with petroleum and water-based fluids.
  • Spiral hose – A flexible high pressure hose suitable for use with high impulses and working pressures up to 50.0MPa, such as hammer hydraulics.
  • Thermoplastic hose – A highly flexible hose with low volumetric expansion, giving excellent hydraulic response times and able to tolerate pressures up to 80.0MPa.
  • P.T.F.E – A highly resistant hose, able to withstand a wide range of chemicals thanks to superior non-stick properties and being non-flammable, making it ideal for aggressive applications.
  • Low-pressure hose – A textile braided hose, offering flexibility for lighter applications but unable to withstand high pressures.
  • Stainless steel wire-braided hose – A heavy duty hose durable enough for aggressive applications and able to tolerate extreme external conditions.

There are also different types of inner tubes, including:

  • Synthetic oil resistant rubber – Suitable for naturally occurring and synthetic fluids.
  • Polyester – Suitable for both fluids and industrial gases.
  • Polyamide – Highly resistant to fluids such as paints, chlorinated solvents and other chemicals.
  • P.T.F.E – Highly resistant for use with chemicals and solvents.

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