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Glossary of Terms

This glossary defines technical terminology and abbreviations that appear throughout our website. We hope it helps you whilst you navigate through.

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Term Definition
Abrasive

A substance or material capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.

Assembly

A unit consisting of components that have been fitted together.

Biomedical

Engineering principles and design concepts related to both medicine and biology for healthcare purpose.

Brewflex

A high qaulity brewery hose. Part of the Flextech family brand.

BSP

British Standard Pipe

Composites

Made up of several parts or elements.

Concave

An outline or surface that curves inwards like the interior of a circle or sphere

Convex

An outline or surface that curves inwards like the exterior of a circle or sphere

Convoluted

Intricately folded, twisted or coiled. i.e Convoluted bore hose.

Cross Contamination

The process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect.

Cryogenic hose

Hoses that can carry materials below temperatures below -150 °c.

Dairyflex

A high quality dairy hose. Part of the Flextech family brand.

Deionise

To remove the ions or ionic constituents from a substance (Especially water).

Etching

The process of using a metal or laser etching machine to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or engraving in the metal.

EU

European Union.