This Parker 7373T Blue Thunder UHMW chemical hose assembly is suitable for conveying chemicals and acids in applications that require strong resistance to leaching or contamination. Its tube is constructed of ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene, resulting in a dense, low-friction material that is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, and therefore suitable for transfer of corrosive chemicals. Its blue EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) cover resists chemicals, heat, ozone, and aging, and its reinforcement made with two textile plies and a wire helix provides the strength for a maximum pressure rating of 200 pounds per square inch (psi). This hose has a minimum burst pressure rating four times that of its maximum working pressure rating, also known as a 4:1 safety factor, can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to +250 degrees F, and comes equipped with two factory-installed stainless steel type C (female) camlock hose couplings. This hose is suitable for a wide range of chemical transfer applications, including those in automotive, railroad, agricultural, medical, material handling and food processing operations, among others.
Industrial hoses transfer or convey air or liquid in hose systems. When selecting industrial hoses, use the STAMPED method:
|S = Size (ID, OD, and length)|
|T = Temperature (maximum and minimum temperatures of material being transported)|
|A = Application (industry or process)|
|M = Material (to be conveyed, type and concentration)|
|P = Pressure (maximum working pressure)|
|E = Ends (type of end connectors or couplings on hose)|
|D = Delivery method (volume and velocity)|
The inside diameter of the hose must be adequate to keep pressure loss to a minimum and avoid damage to the hose due to heat generation or excessive turbulence. The hose must be capable of withstanding the minimum and maximum temperatures that occur within the hose system. Some applications require specialized oils or chemicals to be conveyed through the system. In this case, hose selection must ensure compatibility of the hose tube, cover, couplings and O-rings with the fluid used. Industrial hoses are used in systems such as air compressors, automatic manufacturing operations, aircraft controls, and tire installation in industries including agriculture, mining, road construction, firefighting, and aviation.
Parker Hannifin manufactures electromechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic motion technologies and systems for liquid handling, filtration, sealing and shielding, climate control, process control, and aerospace applications. The company, founded in 1918, is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.