Tips for chemical hose selection
A large number of chemicals are used in different industrial and commercial applications. Many of these chemicals are used in concentrated form and are extremely corrosive. Hence pipes and hoses are used for safely and quickly transporting them from one place to another. Though steel, rubber and plastic is used extensively for pipes and hoses, these materials cannot be used for some chemicals, since the chemicals will react with the piping/hose material. Some tips for purchasing chemical hose Australia are provided for businesses who are planning to purchase a chemical hose.
The first step in choosing the chemical hose, is finalizing the chemical for which the hose will be used. In most factories and manufacturing facilities the chemical which will be used is clearly defined. Only in a few applications the hose will be used for conveying or transporting multiple chemicals so in this case, the hose material should be chemically inert for all the chemicals which will be used. After the chemicals have been finalized, the different varieties of hoses which are compatible should be found. A manufacturer may make different types of hoses, or the buyer may have to contact different suppliers for some types of hoses.
For some critical applications where quality and safety is important, it may be necessary to ensure that the hoses conform to the relevant Australian and other quality standards. After this the buyer should decide on the diameter of the hose, depending on the flow rate or amount of liquid chemical which is being handled. Usually the manufacturers have multiple sizes of the hose. The buyer should also calculate the length of the hose required, depending on where it will be installed. It is always better to order more material, a longer length, so that if any part of the hose is damaged, it can be replaced.