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Our Hose Design and Manufacturing Method

Every application is unique. From designing to manufacturing, we create the bespoke hose assemblies that convey materials for applications such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, water, air, fuel, chemicals and much, much more.

Flextech specialise in finding the solution to a hose problem rather than just simply selling the cheapest product because in our world having a fit for purpose hose solution is everything. When investigating a problem you may find a good hose used in the wrong application which can be a costly disaster. For this reason our prime objective is to help you to make the right choice and then follow it through with detailed technical support.

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Our Experience

Our staff have been involved in the hose industry since 1982 and Flextech has grown up with the industry too since its incorporation in 2009. As the hose market has matured we’ve been able to develop a unique perspective on things. We understand the quirks of certain products, the suitability of specific materials and the engineering capabilities offered by individual manufacturing methods. This helps us know what’s required to deeply understand your needs and uncover all the hidden variables of your niche application that need to be brought into the equation.

What is S.T.A.M.P.E.D?

The universal criteria for hose assemblies, STAMPED is a simple way of detailing the critical requirements that we need from you before we can design and build your hose assembly. At Flextech we will run through all these requirements with you before we begin manufacturing so the responsibility for success is not just up to you!

At Flextech we specialise in designing and manufacturing flexible hose assemblies which will transport a given product efficiently and cost effectively from point A to point B for our customers. However, this is not as straight forward as you may think. Building a Hose Assembly is quite a complex task that can entail many intricate variables, (though not many people/companies are aware of this), therefore in order to improve the efficiency of the data identification process we thought we’d help you by explaining the ‘STAMPED’ acronym.

This guideline will also help you check your existing hose applications and be more informed of critical requirements as the effects of having an incorrect hose installed can have costly consequences such as batch contamination, health and safety issues, premature hose failure and increased maintenance costs.

Simple and easy to remember, S.T.A.M.P.E.D stands for the following;

STAMPED

Size

We need to know the length of the hose that you require in order to sufficiently reach its application. In order to determine the best size we need to know;

-The flow requirements

-The potential pressure loss considerations on long length hoses

-The available end connections that can be fitted for your application

Get in touch with our experts to help establish your requirements

Temperature

The temperature of the product can drastically reduce effective hose life if the hose is not designed with what it will convey in mind. In addition, the temperature of the surrounding hose environment can affect the way in which it will perform. For this reason, certain hoses are specifically designed and manufactured to withstand extreme operating temperatures of either heat or cold.

It is therefore crucial that the proposed hose temperature limits are always compared with the hose application that you intend to satisfy before placing an order.

View our high temperature hoses here

Application

The hose application is one of the most important factors to be considered when deciding the correct type of hose to use. As well as considering the temperature and pressure that your hose will be exposed to, also think about abrasion, oil, chemicals or any other variables which may affect the durability of the hose.

Flextech can supply any hose required as long as we know exactly how the hose is to be used. It is possible for us to design a hose from scratch in order to increase the service life so don’t rule any possibilities out.

Material being conveyed

It is important to understand that the material or product which travels through the hose is compatible with the compound that the hose is made from.

This is because many products, especially chemicals, can actually erode or wear away the hose inner wall which could in turn cause operating efficiency problems. It is, therefore, crucial to keep in mind fluid/product/hose compatibility.

If you are not sure which material or product is or isn’t suitable the best thing to do is to check our chemical compatibility chart.

Pressure

Working pressure is an area of major consideration when selecting a hose for your application and so there are obviously a few things that need to be noted when determining this factor;

-The rated working pressure of the hose must match or be greater than the maximum pressure that will be seen in the application

-Most European directives recommend a 4-1 safety factor for the burst to working pressure of the hose when the working pressures exceed 150 psi

-It is imperative to know if the hose is needed for a suction or discharge application as a suction application would need to have a sturdy spiral reinforcement to prevent the hose from collapsing.

View our high pressure hoses here.

End Connections

Your hose will require fittings and/or couplings to enable connection to the application. As to the type of fitting, there are several considerations when deciding upon the correct one for you which include;

-Style/TypeThread/Compression/Weld end

-MaterialOrientation and attachment method

Delivery

We need to understand your delivery requirements in order to ship your goods to you. This is to ensure that pre-delivery procedures such as in-house hose testing, certifications, quality assurances and packaging etc are compliant.

Get in touch with our experts to help establish your requirements

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