The Hose Selection Guide: Your task, your choice
Are you a service technician looking for the right hose?
Look no further! Our newsletter series "The Hose Selection Guide" will help you on your way. In the series, we discuss how to choose the perfect hose for the task at hand in your process plant. We cover topics such as hose types, materials used in construction and much more.
With our guide, you'll be better equipped to make an informed decision - or have the conversation with your purchasing department. This can save you and your business time and money, while improving safety and performance.
In this first edition of The Hose Selection Guide, we start with the first step in the process: understanding your task. Read on!
Understand the task
Every task has its own requirements.
Some tasks require hoses that can handle high temperatures, while others require hoses that can withstand aggressive chemicals. By understanding your task, you can better choose the right hose.
Materials, size and type
Once you understand your task, you can start thinking about what type of hose you need. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you need a rubber, PVC or perhaps silicone hose? Each type of material has its own advantages. Rubber is flexible and durable, PVC is lightweight and economical, and silicone can withstand high temperatures.
- What should the size of the hose be? A hose that is too small can restrict flow, while a hose that is too large can be difficult to install and handle.
- How flexible should the hose be? A flexible hose that can bend and move is good for repetitive movements and tight spaces, while a rigid hose can often withstand higher pressures.
A real-life story
Let's take a real-world example. We had a customer who worked with a filtration plant. He needed a hose that could handle high temperatures and aggressive chemicals, but also be flexible enough to fit into his workspace. By understanding his task, we were able to recommend a specific hose that perfectly suited his needs.
What's coming next?
In the next article in the series, we'll take a closer look at how temperature affects your hose selection. It's a big topic and we look forward to diving into it with you.
Until then, remember: Your task, your choice.