Our Hose Advisory Crew Takes the Pressure off You

Posted by Alecia Robinson on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

There's no reason to put up with the costs and dangers or a worn out hose


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Hose damage, such as those pictured above, can be a costly issue. Our Field Services Specialists will identify ways to enhance your hose selection, installation, inspection and maintenance procedures to improve hose life and performance. 

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Five drops of hydraulic oil per minute adds up to 53 gallons a year — nearly a drum full. Even if you can afford the oil itself, you can't afford the environmental and safety hazard of that much leakage. A couple of pints of hydraulic oil can cost tens of thousands of dollars by cleanup crew and paperwork.

If your plant goes through a lot of hydraulic oil or other fluid, it's time for a hose checkup. Our Hose Advisory Services crew can help you regain control. It’s better to be prepared by taking a preventative approach.

Useful life

Hoses are often used in places where there's too much vibration for rigid tubing. The flexibility of hose makes it a good choice, but those vibrations ultimately will take their toll. Keep any hose in service too long, and you'll start to get leaks. The lower the quality of the hose, the faster the leaks will spring up.

A first in class plant will have a reliability engineer who builds a maintenance schedule, so you can change out old hoses before they break down. Unfortunately, many plants don't have a record of when hoses were installed. That's where we come in.

Our Field Services Specialists will walk the floor with you to fully understand your operation. We will look over each hose from one end to the other, listing all the components connected to it. We will identify the material the hose is made of, the size, the type of connection, and the length. We'll also note wear and damage.

Information on each hose will be recorded onto a spreadsheet. We then find the temperature, pressure and fluid run through that hose. All that information allows us to determine what type of hose is best for that application. It may be different — and better — than the hose already in place. We have 22 different hose types and 89 different end connections to choose from. Instead of continuously using identical replacements for failed hoses, you can treat the problem, not just the symptom.

We build all our hoses right here at Edmonton Valve & Fitting. We keep all the detailed information on file and make it available to your reliability engineer, along with recommendations for a maintenance schedule.

Planning ahead

We prefer to come out to a plant four to six weeks before the next scheduled turnaround. That allows us to collect information on all the hoses and put together kits for the replacements. For instance, we may find a combination of fitting, valve, filter and check valve on one end of the hose, and then a valve and fitting into a block on the other end. We will list all of the components, so if a customer wants to change everything out, we can pre-assemble it all. The person changing out the hose can do the job in a couple of minutes instead of having to identify components and make a trip to the shop for replacements. It can save hours.

From reduced maintenance costs and extended hose life cycles to improved safety, we’re here to take the pressure off of you. Make managing your hose systems a worry-free experience by setting up an appointment with Edmonton Valve & Fitting. 


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Topics: Value Added Services, local expert, Cost Savings, Hoses

Need Extra Protection for Hose? We Have You 'Covered'

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

Preserve your investment against abrasion, kinking, permeation and temperature with these 6 cover options

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Once you've figured out the right materials for a hose, consider giving it some extra protection with a cover. Not sure about the hose types or end connections, download our Hose Quick Look:

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Hoses can be subject to a variety of outside forces that speed up wear and tear. With the right cover, the service life will be extended.

Here are some of your options:

  • Fire Jacket
  • Thermosleeve
  • Armor Guard
  • Spiral Guard
  • Nanogel Cover
  • Spring Guard

Fire Jacket

Fire Jacket is made of woven fiberglass coated with silicone rubber. It protects and insulates the hose from internal temperature extremes. It guards against molten splashes and flames, and helps resist hydraulic and lubricating oils.

Thermosleeve

Thermosleeve is a braided fiberglass cover saturated with a synthetic coating. By preventing direct contact with the hose, this cover gives some protection to people handling the hose in high-temperature service, and protects the hose from weld splatter, ultraviolet light and abrasion.

Armor Guard

Stainless steel Armor Guard covers offer highly flexible protection against hose damage from the movement of gas cylinders, or any other application that might put a crushing force on the hose. The strength of steel also can protect the entire length of the hose from kinking, without impairing hose flexibility.

Spiral Guard

Our helical plastic Spiral Guard cover can be applied to hoses already in service, making it a quick way to add highly flexible protection from abrasion. You can add it to the entire hose, or just to the ends.

316 Stainless Steel Braid

Braided stainless steel gives extra protection against external corrosive materials. It also increases the pressure retaining capabilities of the hose itself.

Nano-Gel Cover

This is the cover you need to protect hose from freeze-ups in cryogenic service.

Spring Guard

Made of helical stainless steel, Spring Guard is highly flexible, yet it helps the hose resist kinking and abrasion. This is another cover that can be applied either to the ends or to the entire hose.

If you would like to discuss or see the options for yourself, please get in touch with us today.

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Let's Talk About Tagging

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

(But not the spray-paint kind.) A tag makes sure that vital information always stays with the component


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Pictured above is an example of a custom tag that has been done up for hose. Important information is included for a quick reference for tracking and repurchasing. Get in touch with us today for you tagging needs.


Imagine you are giving your systems a quick once-over, and your eye falls on a hose. Has it been in service long enough that you should think about replacing it? What's it made of? Who made it? If you wanted to order another one, what's the part number?

If someone was thoughtful enough to tag the hose, you'll have all that information right at your fingertips.

Why you should tag

A tag is a simple way to keep vital information about a component right there with the component. You never know when that information might be needed in the future, and you never know who is going to need it. With a tag, anyone who needs the information will have it right away.

With a good tag, it's easy to track your parts and reorder them. A tag can tell you the part number, the purchase order number, install date, maybe even specs such as its working pressure and temperature. We'll put Edmonton Valve & Fitting's name on the tag if you buy directly from us, or the name of an intermediary that sells the part. If you have an urgent need to replace a hose, we've been able to get one out the door in less than an hour when the customer has been able to give us the tag information.

A tag also can be useful if you are gathering parts in a holding area prior to assembly. The tag can include a separate number for each valve, flow meter or other part. That way it's easy to check them off a list as they are installed.

If an inspector comes through and sees the part's CRN number on a tag, they'll know it's good to go without having to check it.

How we tag it

Stainless steel tags are by far the most common. Think of a soldier's dog tags, and you'll have the basic idea. We use a laser engraver to burn the information on a small piece of stainless steel, punch a hole in the tag and attach it with a wire to the part.

Lamacoids are also a popular choice. It's basically a sheet of plastic with two layers in different colors, typically a dark color on top and white underneath. In this case, the laser engraver burn away the top layer, resulting in clear white letters and symbols (though we have multiple color combinations to choose from). If you can type it out, we can put it on a Lamacoid label, including descriptions of the part and lists of safety precautions. We’ve even photocopied a drawing and loaded it into our system as an image to be burned into the Lamacoid. The plastic has a sticky back for easy adhesion on flat surfaces, making this a popular choice for panels. We've done Lamacoid tags as small as one square inch and as large as a standard sheet of paper.

There are other types of tags that usually show up on hoses. We can use self-adhesive labels, matte tags that can be color-coded, and Perma Tags with up to five lines of information and protected by a silicone gel and sleeve. We also offer a lanyard tag.

What we tag

We tag hoses, panels, regulators, valves, cylinders, and assemblies such as steam lances — nearly anything you want to order. While we're sure there are a few objects that can't be tagged, we probably can find a solution from among our various options.

We can also help you keep track of information through the use of tags. For example, we keep a spreadsheet of all the hoses we build for a customer, and assign a serial number to each. The tag will have the number, so all you need to do is read it off to us and we can tell you exactly what you have.

Adding a tag doesn't affect the delivery time, and it doesn't add much to the cost. In fact, it saves you time and labour because you won't have to track down information.

Since you're already reading this, you don't even have to track down Edmonton Valve & Fitting either. Just tell us what kind of tag you want, and what information you want on it, and we'll do the rest - get in touch today!

Topics: Custom Solutions, Hoses, Regulators

Hose Flexibility: Edmonton Valve’s Team Handles the Job In-house

Posted by Katie Reid on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

We can build hoses in the types and quantities you need, when you need them


We offer hoses in custom lengths to meet your specific requirements, plus you can mix and match end connections — all with a quick turnaround time. This video shows our capabilities.


For flexibility in hose, you can't beat Swagelok's X, S, and W series of PTFE hose. They require minimal force to bend, yet they have a lot of "hoop strength" from the unique braiding we use.

There's another kind of flexibility that's important when you want the right hose for the job. It's the flexibility of our technicians who manufacture the hose to your specifications right here at Edmonton Valve & Fitting. We can handle orders from one piece to hundreds of pieces, and offer a wide variety of hose solutions. In some cases we can build a hose in as fast as five minutes.

Our abilities don't stop with assembly. We can do a hydrostatic test, an immersion test, and pressure decay testing. A lot of hose shops just make the hose and send you on your way. We test 100 percent of the hoses we make. In the hydrostatic test, the hose is filled with water, and then sealed. We hold it under pressure as we check for leaks where the end connection is attached.

Some hoses require that we provide a test certificate, and some don't. But we can provide documentation with any hose if requested. If the need ever arises, we can trace each individual hose back to the original assembler.

Certified skill

Our assemblers are certified by Swagelok manufacturing engineers. To pass, they have to produce three samples of every kind of hose we build. That's about 40 different hoses in all. Then each hose is put through vigorous testing.

While the equipment isn't that complex, it has to be used properly and safely. Our assemblers must be mechanically savvy and know how to read drawings properly, and must have excellent math skills for calculating the tolerances and crimp collar shrinkage.

Labeling and packaging

You can order our hoses with a variety of labels. Depending on the need, we can use self-adhesive labels, matte tags that are color coded, and Perma Tags with up to five lines of information and protected by a silicone gel and sleeve.

Some hose shops will bulk-bag their product. Not us. We single-bag every hose we make. We assume that the customers are using each hose individually.

Fast action

We plan for our production schedule with some capacity available for customers with emergency needs. We know that a leaking hose can shut down a whole system. A customer with that kind of emergency needs a replacement as fast as possible. A lot depends on the individual specs, but we can usually have a 20-foot hose ready in as little as 15 minutes.

To show you what we are all about, look at this video, Swagelok® - The Right Hose with the Right End Connections, to really see our capabilities. Give us a call to take advantage of our hose offerings, our office numer is 780-437-0640.

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End Of The Alphabet: Common Swagelok Acronyms From S to V

Posted by Katie Reid on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Even if you never use the full name, it's good to know what the letters stand for


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Whether you are using the acronym STAMPED for hoses or talking SWAK, we have got the breakdown here in the last of our alphabet acronym series.


This is the last in a four-part series of posts where we look at some of the acronyms you'll run into when you read our blog. The first part covered letters A through E, the second took us from F through N, the third concentrated on P and R, and this one takes us through the end of the alphabet.

SAE - The Society of Automotive Engineers established one of the standards used for straight pipe threads. Some people are surprised to learn that straight threads don't provide a seal by themselves. All they do is make sure the two parts are solidly engaged. To get a seal, you need an additional component such as an O-ring, a gasket, or metal-to-metal contact with a washer.

SEA - Swagelok Energy Advisors is our team of steam experts. In addition to our Edmonton experts, we can draw on SEA's field engineers throughout North America. Most of these experts are mechanical engineers with 15 to 20 years of working with steam systems in a variety of industries. Not only do they know steam, they know how it is applied in various processes. Swagelok Energy Advisors won’t just tell you that you need a valve in a particular spot, they’ll explain why.

SESO - Swagelok quick-connects with single-end shutoff stems have no valves and remain open when uncoupled. This is to distinguish them from double-end shutoff stems which have valves, and shut off when uncoupled.

SPM – A sample probe module is one of our Pre-Engineered Subsystems combining a sample probe and a block-and bleed sample probe valve. A probe allows you to extract a sample precisely from the middle third of the pipe's cross-section, avoiding turbulent flow and sludge or particulates. We offer welded sample probes, best suited for use with double block-and-bleed valves, and retractable sample probes, best used with single block-and-bleed valves.

S.T.A.M.P.E.D. - In picking a hose, it's important to think about size, temperature, application, media, pressure, end connection, and delivery. Knowing those parameters makes it much easier to choose from the many options Swagelok offers.

STS - Once, if not twice a month we hold Swagelok Total Support training seminars to increase our customers' expertise in selecting, handling, and installing tube fittings, plus the proper bending and fabrication of tubing. These are full-day, ISO certified classes, led by an industry expert from Edmonton Valve & Fitting. Those who pass earn a certificate of competency, with a unique code that a trained fitter can use as a personal code to identify his or her own installations.

SWAK – Yes, the name of Swagelok's anaerobic thread sealant for metal pipe threads really does stand for "sealed with a kiss." (At least, that's the story we're sticking with.) SWAK cures to a bond that resists vibration or shock, but still allows low breakaway torque for easy-to-break connections, even after it's fully cured. You can apply SWAK quickly, and it will not shred or tear on assembly.

TAP - The more you know about steam systems, the more productive, profitable, and safe your plant will be. And with a training program called Ten Action Points of a Steam System, you and your team can brush up on all the essentials in a single day. You'll get the training, textbooks and other course materials, plus a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

VCO and VCR - Most people know Swagelok for its two-ferrule tube fitting. However, we also carry two valuable lines of Swagelok face seal fittings. The VCR and VCO product lines have a zero clearance capability, which means they can be disassembled in line with no clearance requirements. VCRs and VCOs serve as a make and break point – a spot to access the system for repair and upgrades without having to remove multiple parts. VCR means vacuum coupling radiationproviding leak-tight service from vacuum to positive pressure. The VCO line uses an O-ring to form a seal.

VMI - Since 2001 we have offered vendor managed inventories. We'll drive out to your site, check the levels in stock, and figure out what you need. After a quick visit to your procurement office, we'll pick the parts from the truck and stock your shelves. We have three merchandisers servicing customer inventories. All are trained in basic warehouse and basic customer service skills.

That brings us to the end of the line. Did we leave out any acronym you've always wondered about? Let us know, and we may put together an addendum.

 


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Topics: Energy Advisors, Training, Value Added Services, Valves, Sample Systems, Hoses

More Alphabet Soup: Swagelok Products & Industry Acronyms (P & R)

Posted by Katie Dennis on Fri, Nov 06, 2015 @ 16:11 PM

When you see these abbreviations, now you'll know what the letters mean


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When it comes to Swagelok and industry acronyms, we have you covered! From PrESS products to regulators, find out what they mean in our acronym series blogs. Have one that has you stumped? Ask Us here.


This is our third post detailing some of the acronyms you'll run into when you read our blog. Our first installment covered letters A through E. The second installment took us from F through N. This time around, we have room for only two letters: P and R. There's a lot to cover in that tiny slice of the alphabet.

PASS - A process analyzer sampling system is a device that automatically measures some aspect of the fluid in a system. A PASS typically consists of a sample tap, a sample system, an analyzer, a sample return, and a signal transmission and control system. Swagelok wrote the book on industrial sampling systems. From time to time we offer PASS training too.

PFA - Perfluoroalkoxy is a translucent, slightly flexible polymer developed by DuPont Co. It is most commonly used for lab equipment as it has an extreme resistance to chemicals. PFA flexible tubing is good for highly corrosive process applications. Swagelok offers a variety of fittings and tubing in PFA as well as ultrahigh purity PFA fittings. You can use Teflon or metal fittings with Swagelok PFA tubing. Swagelok also uses PFA for packing and seals in some of its ball valves. 

PrESS – Pre-Engineered Subsystems are a series of Swagelok components predesigned and pre-assembled for use anywhere that fluids are processed. They range from simple weldments to complex manifolds. The list includes fluid distribution headers, sample probe modules, calibration and switching modules, and others. We’re continuing to add to the list. This array of subsystems can be designed to customer specs, and are ready to plug and play.

PRV - A proportional relief valve is designed to open gradually as pressure increases. It opens when the system reaches a set pressure, and closes when the system falls below that same set pressure. They are available for liquid or gas service, but they should never be used as safety relief devices as specified by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene is a synthetic compound discovered by DuPont Co., and marketed by them under the Teflon brand name. One common application in fluid systems is TFE tape, used to seal pipe threads. Swagelok also makes PTFE hose. The X, S, and W series of PTFE hose are extremely flexible while maintaining strength. The secret is in a unique process that bonds a nonmetallic fiber braid to the outside of the hose's extruded smooth-bore PTFE core.

RHPS – No, it does not stand for "Rocky Horror Picture Show," at least not at Edmonton Valve & Fitting. This RHPS is a line of pressure regulators. The initials come from the Dutch company that developed for applications in the chemical/petrochemical, oil and gas, power, biopharmaceutical, semiconductor, and alternative fuels industries. The series includes pressure-reducing regulators, back-pressure regulators and specialty regulators for applications such as tank blanketing.

Stay tuned as we finish off the rest of the alphabet with our next post featuring acronyms from S to V!


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Topics: Training, Valves, Sample Systems, Hoses, Regulators

What Goes into a Swagelok Hose, and How to Treat Them Well

Posted by Katie Dennis on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 06:07 AM

The more you know about proper installation and care, the longer they'll last


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Edmonton Valve offers custom sized hoses to meet the specific requirements of your job. Need to know more about our hose offerings? Download our Hose & Flexible Tubing Quicklook.


Hoses may not be the most glamorous parts of a fluid system, but they can be crucial parts. People who take hoses for granted and treat them poorly end up having to buy replacements sooner than they should. Knowing what goes into a hose will help you understand how they perform, and to maximize their useful life.

Measure for measure

How long should a hose be? Most hoses are sold by overall length, which is measured from the tip of one end connection to the tip of the other end connection. But there's also a measurement called "live length," which means only the flexible length between the end connections. In some applications that's an important distinction.

You never want a hose that's exactly the length between the two places where it has to connect. A hose needs some extra room to flex and bend, especially if it's attached to machinery that moves.

Whatever length you need, Edmonton Valve & Fitting can supply it. Even custom lengths can be supplied quickly.

Another important measurement is the bend radius. That's the minimum radius you can bend a hose before it kinks. Some types of hose can't bounce back once they have kinked, so it's important to know the limits ahead of time.

Depending on the application, it might also be important to know the maximum outside diameter (O.D.). That's the largest diameter of the entire assembly, not just the hose itself. So check the dimensions of the end connectors too.

Inside diameters are generally given in a nominal size, not the true size. If the inside diameter (I.D.) is critical, be sure to check the literature for that particular hose. 

Less stress

While hose is designed to bend, some installations can cause more strain than necessary. A double bend, for instance, causes more strain than a simple U bend. The same is true for bends in more than one plane of motion, especially with moving machinery. In those cases, it's better to use two hoses with a fixed block in the middle, so each hose moves in a single plane.

Again, length matters. Make sure the hose is long enough to start out straight from the end connection rather than instantly starting into a bend.

Yet another kind of stress on a hose is twisting. That often happens on installation when there's an NPT connection on each end. Using swivel connections can solve that problem. Push-on connections are a good option for low-pressure applications such as air lines.

A hose shouldn't be treated like a piece of pipe. We've seen some people even put a pair of vice grip pliers right on the O.D. of a hose while installing it. The solution to that problem is simple: Don't do it.


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Swagelok Hose Solves a Bad Vibration Problem at Edson Gas Plant

Posted by Katie Dennis on Sun, Jul 19, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

Drayton Valve & Fitting helped Talisman Energy protect sensitive equipment without the wait


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With the prompt help from Diane Rode at the Drayton Valve branch, we were able to help the customer find a permanent solution to their problem, "She always points us in the right direction for all of our needs" says Derek Seible at Talisman Energy.


Vibration can ruin sensitive instruments. Talisman Energy was wrestling with exactly that problem at its Edson Gas Plant. A very expensive Coriolis flow meter was installed in a high-vibration area, and became damaged to the point that it had to be replaced. Instrument Specialist Derek Seibel didn't want to repeat the same problem, yet he couldn't afford much down time. This meter is used for some very critical measurement of flows in the plant.

So he thought about how he had dealt with vibration in other parts of the plant, and he turned to Drayton Valve & Fitting for the solution he needed. Seibel had previously used flex tubing to dampen vibration at other applications in the plant. But this time around, tubing wasn't robust enough to handle the vibration at this key measurement point. If not tubing, then what about Swagelok hose? The hose would allow the meter to be mounted on a separate stand off the vibrating plant floor.

Quick hose search

Seibel knew Drayton Valve would find a solution fast. The challenge for our Drayton office was that to do the job right, Seibel needed 1" diameter hose. That's not a commonly used size, so there is not usually a need to stock it in a wide variety of lengths. Customer service rep Diane Rode quickly accessed our business system to find out what lengths were in stock. Working with Seibel, they were able to find a workable length right off the shelf, and fix the vibration problem.

Now Talisman has a permanent solution to a costly problem.

“Diane is a great help!” Siebel says. "She always points me in the right direction for all of our needs."

Do you have a problem similar to this and need a solution? Or facing another issue with your fluid system compents?  We can help, Contact us today for assistance!


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Which Hose for the Job? Edmonton Valve Can Help You Decide

Posted by Katie Dennis on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Our Hose Quicklook can help you choose from more than 20 different series of hoses


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Download a copy of our Hose & flexible tubing Quicklook here. It's filled with information on end connections, quick connects, and a handy selection guide. Download here   


Picking the wrong hose for a job could hurt your bottom line without you even being aware of it. Yet sometimes looking through the Swagelok hose catalogue can feel overwhelming. After all, Swagelok has over 20 series of hose and flexible tubing, including metal, PTFE, PFA, rubber, nylon, polyethylene, and vinyl, conductive and nonconductive hose, static dissipative hose, almost 40 different hose end connections, and multiple hose cover and tag options. A typical hose part number has at least 13 digits. There are nearly endless combinations of hose, end connections, and options to choose from.

Swagelok hose quicklook

With this in mind, we offer a two-page hose and flexible tubing Quick Look to give you an overview of Swagelok hose and to help you quickly find the hose you are looking for. After looking at the Quick Look, you can dive into our 88-page hose catalog, download the PDF here, with a better sense of which hoses you need to look at more closely.

In addition, we have a dedicated staff of customer support specialists and account managers ready to help you choose the right hose.

Hose assembled to order

After you find the hose you are looking for, we can probably put it together for you right here in Edmonton. We have a team of full-time technicians along with support staff managing the front end of the operation who focus on building hose in a facility dedicated for just that job. Within our assembly process we maintain tight tolerances and certified testing. We can do hydrostatic tests, helium leak tests, and pressure decay testing. Some hoses require that we provide a test certificate, and some don't. But we can provide testing and documentation with any hose if requested. If the need ever arises, we can trace each individual hose back to the original technician and manufacturing process run.


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Anatomy of a Swagelok Hose: What's Going on Inside and Out

Posted by Katie Dennis on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 14:05 PM

Understanding how a hose is built can make it easier to pick the kind you need


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Swagelok offers a variety of different hose types, but do you know the qualities of each type? Download Swagelok's Hose & Flexible Tubing catalogue here to find out more.


There's a lot more to a hose than what you can see from the outside. For instance, when we talk about types of hose, we're talking about the core of the hose. You may see a braided steel cover on a particular hose, but if the core is PTFE, then it's a PTFE hose.

Different core materials give the hose different qualities. Here are the basic types of Swagelok hoses you can order from Edmonton Valve and Fitting or at either of our branches, and the qualities associated with each.

Metal hose

Metal hose is the best option for situations that produce very high or very low temperatures, up to 454C and down to -200C. They also handle pressures from 3100 psi to vacuums. On top of that, they aren't gas permeable. That's important if, say, you need to connect a bottle of gas to an analyzer and you don't want the gas to bleed off.

Metal hose isn't perfect for everything, however. It's not recommended for high vibration applications, because vibration can cause fatigue failure. They also shouldn't be subject to pressure surges or shock where the pressure is greater than 50 percent of working pressure.

PTFE hose

PTFE hose offers great flexibility, and can handle pressures up to 3500 psi. We also can supply this hose with a variety of end connections, because we make them right here in Edmonton. PTFE is a great choice for chemical compatibility. If there's any concern about static buildup, we can supply a carbon-filled PTFE core that will reduce that effect.

Hydraulic

Traditional hydraulic hose has a metal braid inside for reinforcement. It's strong, but the wires can break and puncture the core. That also makes the hose swell. Instead of wire we use nylon or Kevlar for better performance. Our thermoplastic hydraulic hose has a smooth bore nylon core that can handle pressure up to 5000 psi. We put on a polyurethane cover to resist abrasion and the cover also is perforated to prevent blistering.

Push-on

Push on hose is a nice choice for low-pressure applications, up to 350 psi. You push on the end connection up to the shoulder of the fitting, and it's ready to go. A nice benefit is that as pressure increases, it makes the hose grip the end connection harder. We offer it with a Buna N core in sizes from a quarter-inch to a full inch.

Special tagging for hoses

We also can tag your hose with a lot of information such as the date of purchase, CRN, purchase order number, part number and more.

Now when you tackle Swagelok's 88-page hose catalogue, you'll be able to navigate with a bit more skill. Download the catalogue here.


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Topics: Hoses