Hydraflex is the UK's leading manufacturer of metal hose assemblies, offering both stock and made-to-measure metallic hose and bellows assemblies to a diverse range of customers within the UK and overseas. Their bespoke metal hoses are designed for specific applications and are available in a range from 1/4" to 12" from stock with sizes up to 16” available. End connections to suit individual requirements​​.

Construction and Compliance

The bespoke metal hoses from Hydraflex are constructed using Stainless Steel 316L for the hose and Stainless Steel AISI 304/304L for the braid. These hoses are manufactured in accordance with ISO 10380:2012, ensuring high quality and compliance with international standards. The temperature range these hoses can operate within is -269°C to +600°C. Various types of end fittings are available, including BSPT/NPT Hex Fixed Male Connections, Flanged Connections (Fixed and Swivel), Tube End Connections, and Victaulic Grooved connections among others​​.

Applications

Typical applications of Hydraflex’s bespoke metal hoses include heating and ventilation, building services, gas, steam, vacuum, chemical and petrochemical processes. They are also suitable for applications involving vibrations, misalignment on pipework, movements, and pipe expansions. Additionally, they can be used in HVAC-R Piping Lines, Pump Connections, Vibration Producing Systems, Industrial Process & Applications, Steam connections, Chemical Process, Gas Connections, Ultra-High Vacuum applications, and Exhaust systems​​.

Benefits and Features

The construction and compliance to high standards ensure that Hydraflex’s metal hoses are of top quality, capable of handling extreme working parameters, and temperatures ranging between -269°C and +600°C. The hoses are also 100% pressure tested to a minimum hydrostatic pressure test of 1.5 times of the design pressure, ensuring reliability and safety in operation. The various types of end fittings available offer flexibility and ease in installation, catering to different application requirements. Furthermore, the hoses provide solutions for absorbing heat expansion, angular movements, oscillations, and eliminating vibrations in piping systems​​.

Availability and Customisation

Hydraflex offers a broad range of standard and bespoke hose assemblies. Loose hose and fittings are available for trade customers with in-house facilities to manufacture their own assemblies. When a quick turnaround is required, Hydraflex can provide assemblies from its off-the-shelf standard range available for immediate despatch. Additionally, Hydraflex’s technical support and UK manufacturing teams, along with specialised welding services, ensure that customised solutions can be provided to meet specific application requirements​​.

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