Our standard corrugated metal hose is made by forming annular corrugations into a thin wall welded tube. It is pressure tight and ideal for vibration, continuous flexing and when properly designed and installed, for thermal expansion and contraction. Helical hose is also available. We provide T-321 stainless steel, T-316 stainless steel, bronze, monel, and hasteloy corrugated hose.
The selection of flexible metal hose for a particular application is influenced by six primary considerations:
To make the best choice for a specific application, consider all the relevant operating factors against the properties of the various types of flexible metal hoses.
Flextrol Metal Hose & PTFE Hose
The physical properties of any material vary with temperature. Working pressure, the type of media being conveyed and the nature of the application are what affect the limits for operating temperature. Flexible metal hose can be used for a wide range of temperatures given that the material is selected carefully. The temperature limit depends upon the hose type, metal alloy, end fittings and the method of fitting attachment choices.
Smooth bore PTFE hose is capable of carrying a wide range of difficult-to-handle media such as chemicals, steam, solvents, inks and dyes, paint, injectable materials and plastisols. It is used for a variety of applications such as sanitary transfer, bottle filling, gas analysis, extrusion presses and molding/adhesive conveying.
up to 30″. Standard jacket ports are 3000 lb. female NPT pipe couplings arranged 180° apart. Other port configurations, pressure ratings, end fittings and materials are available.
Flextrol sets itself apart from competitors because of its success producing jacketed hoses from other materials such as fluoropolymer and rubber.
The temperature ratings for this kind of hose are quite broad: -100ºF to 450ºF. PTFE smooth bore hose offers improved vacuum ratings and damage resistance. It cleans easily with steam, detergent or caustic and can be autoclaved. Available in both true bore and nominal bore.
Flextrol provides expert fabrication of corrugated flexible metal hose, PTFE hose and food grade hose created to your specifications. We combine multi-stage inspection and testing to provide products that deliver reliable performance. Our certified welders have decades of experience and we submit every part we ship to a five-step quality assurance and testing program. Every part, every time. And Flextrol is there when you need us. Our engineering and fabrication staff is on-call 24/7 because we know customer downtime often occurs at the least convenient time. Our dedication to product quality and customer service is unequaled.
You can get the correct metal hose, fabricated to your specifications, at a very competitive price with in-stock lead times. Why try to match a stock item to a custom application when it doesn’t save you money and increases your risk of downtime. Flextrol reacts quickly to keep you up and running.
When you need metal hose or hose products that requires a custom approach, look no further than Flextrol Corporation. We are the experts you need to keep your business running smoothly.
Flextrol’s Jacketed hose consists of flexible metal hose for both the core and outer jacket. This allows flexibility for the following applications:
* Heated processes
* Rail car and tank truck loading/unloading
* Flexible connections to vibrating equipment
* To relieve pump housing stresses
* Hazardous material piping system using an alarmed vacuum jacket
* Vacuum jacketed hoses for heat insulation or as safety barrier for toxic processes
Standard core constructions are available in sizes from 1/4″ to 24″ in T-321 and T-316L stainless steel with outer jackets available up to 30″.