This Unisource 1750 food grade hose assembly is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for resistance to moisture and mild chemicals, and is suitable for transferring food and beverages. It is reinforced with a rigid PVC helix for strength and resistance to crushing and has a temperature range of -50 to +150 degrees F. The hose meets 3-A, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for use in food handling. It comes with two factory-installed aluminum cam and groove couplings. This food grade hose assembly is suitable for a wide range of applications in the food and dairy industries.
Industrial hoses transfer or convey air or liquid in hose systems. When selecting industrial hoses, use the STAMPED method:
|S = Size (ID, OD, and length)|
|T = Temperature (maximum and minimum temperatures of material being transported)|
|A = Application (industry or process)|
|M = Material (to be conveyed, type and concentration)|
|P = Pressure (maximum working pressure)|
|E = Ends (type of end connectors or couplings on hose)|
|D = Delivery method (volume and velocity)|
The inside diameter of the hose must be adequate to keep pressure loss to a minimum and avoid damage to the hose due to heat generation or excessive turbulence. The hose must be capable of withstanding the minimum and maximum temperatures that occur within the hose system. Some applications require specialized oils or chemicals to be conveyed through the system. In this case, hose selection must ensure compatibility of the hose tube, cover, couplings and O-rings with the fluid used. Industrial hoses are used in systems such as air compressors, automatic manufacturing operations, aircraft controls, and tire installation in industries including agriculture, mining, road construction, firefighting, and aviation.
Unisource manufactures industrial, hydraulic, and sanitary hoses as well as expansion joints and braided connectors. The company, founded in 1980, is headquartered in Portland, OR.