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Rubber hoses and fittings for steam

Steam is dangerous. It can cause destruction of equipment, serious injury or even death. To prevent such accidents from happening we have to select a correct hose and put all safety guidelines concerning installation, maintenance and storage into use. For steam we use: special rubber hoses designed for steam, steel hoses and PTFE hoses.

Rubber hoses for steam

Rubber hoses for steam

Rubber hoses designed for steam are made of special rubber compounds (mostly EPDM) and are reinforced with textile or steel wire braid (depending on the pressure). Hoses for superheated steam are designed for 18 bar working pressure and working temperature 210°C, and sometimes even 232°C. DN range for steam rubber hoses is from 8 to 102 mm. Steam rubber hoses are used for industrial applications of heating steam, process steam and steam cleaning. Tubes International advice is to use only fittings specially designed for steam that are installed on a hose with the use of bolt screw clamps. For the use with hot water - water temperature cannot be higher than 100°C.

Fittings for steam

Fittings for steam

For steam rubber hoses only special fittings designed for steam applications can be used. Steam fittings are mounted on a hose with the use of bolt screw clamps. That enables connection between hose and fittings to be tightened after first period of service life and later its regular control. Hose internal diameter and wall thickness are the key parameters for appropriate choice of fittings and clamps. Correct assembly and regular check of connection are the most important features for a safe usage of steam hose assemblies.
Tubes International warns against using steam hoses with crimped fittings. Such assembly does not allow the connection between hose and fittings to be tightened during usage. And tightening of this connection is a must as elastic quality of a material (rubber) is gradually decreasing. When a clamp cannot be tightened a leakage or even a catastrophic burst of a fitting from a hose can occur!

Steam accessories

Steam accessories

In steam applications many additional accessories such as: steam guns, extension fittings, swivel joints, dry disconnect couplings, quick connect couplings are used. Appropriate choice of such accessories especially its sealing material is possible only after verifying working conditions of particular application.