The Pigtail Hose - EN16436-1 by Hydraflex is designed for use with commercial propane and butane, or mixtures thereof, in the vapour phase. It serves as a conduit for connecting appliances from pressurised gas containers to a regulating device or directly to the appliance. It also finds application in connecting a regulating device to installation pipework. The hose is assembled in the UK by an ISO9001 accredited company, ensuring quality and reliability​​.

Construction and Compliance

The construction comprises an NBR black smooth tube reinforced with a spiralled textile, while the outer covering is a smooth black EPDM rubber adorned with an orange stripe. The hose conforms to the standard EN16436-1: 2018, classified under Hose Type Class 3. The operational temperature range is from -30°C to +70°C. This construction makes the hose compliant for its intended applications but restricts its use for welding, propulsion, and LPG transfer purposes​.


The primary applications of this hose lie within the gas welding leisure sector, facilitating the safe transportation and regulation of commercial propane and butane gases in vapour phase. It's essential for connecting appliances from pressurised gas containers to regulating devices or the appliances directly, and from regulating devices to installation pipework. The hose finds its use in various setups requiring a safe and reliable gas supply connection​.

Benefits and Features

The hose provides a secure and reliable connection, ensuring the safe transmission of gas from the source to the appliances. The availability of different braiding options like unbraided, galvanised braided, or stainless steel braided offers flexibility and added protection to the hose. The braided assemblies come labelled on the outside as per the standard, aiding in easy identification and compliance adherence​​.

Availability and Customisation

The Hydraflex Pigtail Hose comes in standard stock lengths ranging from 400mm to 3000mm and additional lengths like 20", 24", 35", 36", 42", and 48". Customisation options include varying lengths, fittings, and braiding types to suit specific requirements. The hoses can be acquired fitted or unfitted, and other fittings and lengths are available on request. This range of options allows for a high degree of customisation to meet the unique needs of different applications​​.

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