Contractor Tips Blog

Jun
24

How to Find the Right Discharge Hose

Many mining, agricultural and industrial manufacturing operations rely on discharge hoses. These heavy-duty hoses need to withstand heavy outflow and be resilient under a variety of temperature and pressure fluctuations. Finding the right discharge hose for your business can help reduce downtime during production caused by hose breaks or leaks. To determine the best size and material for your discharge hose, consider these factors.

Discharge Direction

To prevent kinks or blockages, it is important to have a discharge hose designed for the directional flow. Whether the hose will be horizontal or vertical can impact what hose material is best. For example, rubber hoses are more prone to kinking, which may not be ideal in horizontal applications.

Material Type

For discharging water, a variety of hoses can be used, but it is important to have materials that are mildew resistant. If the material is abrasive, you may need reinforced hosing. Corrosive materials or chemicals must also have customized hoses to prevent leaks and premature wear.

Length and Diameter

How long your hose will need to be and the diameter are both critical when choosing a discharge hose. While there are many standard sizes, often it may be best to have a hose customized for your application. Quality hose suppliers can design and produce discharge hoses of the right material, diameter and length to meet your specifications for improved performance.

To find the best discharge hose for your needs, talk to your industrial rubber or plastics supplier. Often they can design a hose that is customized for your application versus purchasing a standard hose that may not work best for your operation. A customized discharge hose may last longer and require fewer altercations, saving time and money in the long run.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

Mar
31

Replacing Industrial Hoses

Almost any kind of machinery that has directed hydraulics, air flow, lubrication or fuel has industrial hoses in the motor. When this machinery is used in manufacturing or other high-end production, a worn-out hose could bring the operation to a standstill. Knowing the right hoses to have on hand and a quality supplier can save your company thousands of dollars in lost production for a part that is nominal in price.

Types of Industrial Hoses

From manufacturing equipment needing hydraulic hoses to construction and agriculture operations that use discharge hoses in their operations, industrial hoses play an important part in business. While most hoses should be replaced proactively during routine maintenance, it can become necessary to replace a hose due to wear. Knowing the right hose to order and have on hand is crucial to ensure there isn’t downtime occurring due to a simple replacement hose.

The “STAMPED” method is used to determine the right industrial hose you need for your application. Since rubber hoses can look alike and often may not have distinguishing marks, this method can help you order the right hose for your equipment. This method looks at:

  •  Size
  •  Temperatures (maximum and minimum temperatures of material being transported)
  •  Application (industry)
  •  Material (what is being transported)
  •  Pressure (highest working)
  •  End (type of end connectors on hose)
  • Delivery method

It is also important to have the right coupling and fitting for the hose to attach it to the equipment. You may be able to use the components from the hose you are replacing, but these are parts you should also keep on hand.

Don’t be caught without the right hoses, couplings and fittings on hand to maintain and repair your industrial equipment. Find a quality supplier and order the industrial hoses you need using the STAMPED method to ensure you have the parts you need to keep your business running smoothly.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

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