This Unisource 2720 rubber sanitary hose is suitable for transferring beer, wine, and other food products. Its tube is made of high-temperature chlorobutyl that meets 3-A, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for food handling, and resists common clean-in-place (CIP) solutions. It has a smooth bore that encourages maximum flow rates and inhibits bacterial growth. The cover is made of gray EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) synthetic rubber for resistance to chemicals, heat, and aging. The hose is reinforced with multiple textile spirals and a polyester monofilament helix for strength, improved coupling retention, and kink resistance, and has a temperature range of -30 to +250 degrees F. It can be used with a variety of coupling options (not included). This rubber sanitary hose is suitable for brewing, wine making, and other food handling applications.
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.
Unisource manufactures industrial, hydraulic, and sanitary hoses as well as expansion joints and braided connectors. The company, founded in 1980, is headquartered in Portland, OR.