What Is Braided Stainless Steel Hose?
Braided Stainless Steel Hoses consist of a rubber inner hose typically made of teflon, nylon or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). This rubber hose is surrounded by braided stainless steel wire to provide strength to the hose, particularly when under pressure.
This stainless steel may be coated in a protective layer to protect it from heat or chemical corrosion, depending on where the hose is to be used.
As opposed to other types of hoses, the Braided Stainless Steel Hose is more effective at resisting expansion under pressure providing pressure at the end of the line instead of through it.
How Do Braided Stainless Steel Hoses Work?
Many hoses need to be made from a rubber or similar material because of the flexibility they provide. This allows them to be used for a multitude of applications and be placed in space restricting areas. However because of this flexibility, rubber hoses are also prone to expansion when under pressure.
Many applications require a rubber hose under pressure, like automotive break pads or even some industrial, commercial and domestic plumbing applications, particularly washing applications. eg. Dish Washing Machines and Laundromats.
By wrapping the rubber hose in a stainless steel braid the majority of the flexibility is kept while also providing a firm girth around the hose to resist expansion under pressure.
What Applications Are Braided Stainless Steel Hoses Best Suited For?
These hoses are mostly used for high pressure applications due to their ability to withstand pressure, a more common application for the Braided Stainless Steel Hose is automotive break systems. They are sometimes used for lower pressure applications like the transfer of water in commercial or even domestic settings because of their flexibility and durability.
In the case of high pressure applications. Because the stainless steel braid restricts pressure through the line and more effectively provides pressure at the end they become a perfect candidate for applications like automotive breaks.
Where Can You Get Braided Stainless Steel Hose Manufactured?
Most appliances or machines that require braided stainless steel hoses will come with them. In certain circumstances one will need to be made for your specific purpose, perhaps your hose needs to be replaced or perhaps a custom industrial project requires the manufacturing of braided stainless steel hoses to certain specifications.
A hose manufacturer is going to be in the best position to provide a hose with specific requirements, although quality will need to be assured because of the nature of the hoses application.
In Sydney Australia, FlexPress provides high quality stainless steel braided hose manufacturing at a low cost, their team are all qualified and experienced in the industry and have provided an exceptional manufacturing service to companies throughout Australia.