Hoses and Ducting
A hose, by definition, is a flexible pipe and is usually cylindrical in shape. The automotive industry uses a variety of rubber hoses, reinforced hoses and ducts in the cooling, lubrication, braking and hydraulic systems of assembled motor vehicles. Hoses are also used in sending vacuum or pressure signals to instruments, sensors, electronic management systems and actuators. Hoses are attached or secured by means of clamps, crimped fittings, vulcanised fittings or integrated flanges.
Jefferson Rubber Works’ professional team can assist with design and manufacture a wide range of rubber hoses and ducting to client requirements that meet all original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) standards. Hoses and ducts are made from advance materials and comprise numerous layers of different materials to maintain the original shape and flexibility of the product, even under extreme conditions.
Rubber ducting has a general application in the construction and events industries where they provide temporary protection from vehicular and pedestrian traffic over wires, pipes, ropes and gas lines. They can be manufactured in a number of high visibility colors and shapes for rapid onsite assembly.
Applications for Hoses and Ducting
- Air ducting in buildings, equipment and vehicles
- Water hoses
- Fuel lines
- Protection of cables, pipes and wires
- Underwater diving
- Agricultural irrigation
- Event management
Features and Benefits of Hoses and Ducting
- Electrical insulation
- Heat, weather, fire and chemical resistance
- Occupational health and safety
- Easy installation, flexible and malleable
- Reduce vibration, pulse pressure and thermal movement
- Extended service life
- Pressure tolerant
- Resistant to crushing, bursting and cracking