Five types of rubber hose

Five types of rubber hose

Rubber hoses can be used for a variety of different purposes in both domestic and industrial settings. Rubber hoses normally consist of three different layers which help to strengthen the hose. The inner layer is made from a synthetic rubber tube, the mid layer is a reinforced rubber coating and the outer layer is a reinforced rubber cover. Read on to find out about five types of rubber hoses and their properties and uses.

Industrial Hoses

Industrial hoses can be used for the movement of air, steam, water, oil and other chemicals. Due to the products they carry, industrial hoses need to be resistant to high temperatures, resistant to damage from oil or chemicals and they also need to remain strong under pressure.

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Fire Hoses

Fire hoses need to be constructed of high-resistance rubber that can carry large quantities of water or other fire-retardant liquids. The outer cover of the fire hose is made from rubber which can withstand high temperatures and abrasion and the inner layer needs to be water-resistant. For a wide range of custom rubber moulding in the UK, firms such as provide detailed information.

Fuel Hoses

Fuel hoses are used in cars to transport fuel from the tank to the engine. Due to the level of pressure involved in the transfer, fuel hoses need several reinforced layers so they remain strong and impermeable to both liquids and emissions. With the recent introduction of E10 petrol, drivers have been warned to check the rubber hoses in their vehicles in case of damage and incompatibility with this new type of fuel.

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Automotive Hoses

These are hoses used in cars for a variety of different uses, including the movement of fluids in the vehicle’s hydraulic systems. As with the other types of hoses, they need to be strong, damage resistant and able to carry different liquids safely at pressure.

Radiator Hose

This hose is used to remove heat from the radiator coolant before it reaches the engine. A radiator hose needs to be strong and resistant to coolant at high temperatures.

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