A gas hose is simply a flexible tube that is designed for the specific purpose of transporting gases with as little leakage as possible. These hoses are often manufactured according to the more important standards particularly because they can be used to carry flammable or explosive gases. They come in a wide range of features, but they are well-known for their superior performance, functional value, utility and durability.
All gas hoses are usually manufactured and designed to guarantee a long lifespan and are continually reviewed and improved to meet the evolving and changing world standards. The specifications and design features of these hoses may include gas threads, extensible flexible tubes made of stainless steel as well as swivel fittings. They are usually available in rolls or pre-cut to the length required, and some are specially designed for use with mixed gases.
Generally, gas hoses withstand operating temperature of between -2.50 C to + 800C. They will come in blue color, red color or orange color depending on the type of gas they distribute. Specifications vary depending upon models, but most have inner diameters of 8mm, 6.3mm and 10mm, and outer diameters of 15mm, 13mm and 17mm.
A gas hose can be manufactured from several different substances with the main precaution of ensuring that the hose doesn’t leak at any instance. Different types of rubber and plastic are widely used to make gas hoses due to their low price, flexibility and generally leak proof design. The plastic coating on some hoses is usually heat, chemical and wrinkle resistant. Most of these hoses also have outstanding ozone and weather resistant synthetic rubber covers. PVC hoses are also manufactured for a wide range of commercial, industrial and technical applications.
Pressure is usually another significant concern in gas hose construction since some hoses may need to transfer gases at extremely high pressures without leaking or bursting. At times, these hoses are braided, usually with steel wire or other tough materials, to increase their capabilities to carry gases at high pressure. The design of the braiding ensures that the hose has a high degree of flexibility. Most gas hoses will often be reinforced with metal to ensure that they remain intact during gas distribution.
Quality gas hoses can be used in a wide variety of applications. They are used to carry different gases in many different industries, and are most commonly used in laboratories. Also, gas hoses with strong suction can be used by health professionals to remove different forms of organic fragments from patients. Deep sea divers also breathe using gas hoses that are connected to oxygen tanks or other remote sources of oxygen. Other applications include gas supply to cooking stoves, domestic appliances, boilers, patio radiant heaters, hot bath, etc.
In addition, gas hoses are well-known to meet the demands of harsh working conditions in welding and related processes in shipyards, workshops, construction sites and manufacturing industries. Tough applications owe to the fact that these hard-wearing hoses are manufactured with excellent ductility, high tensile strength and corrosion resistance properties.