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A Selection Guide to Dust Collection Hoses & Fittings

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 8, 2021 11:06:47 AM

Dust Collection 101

While all industrial processes produce some amount of waste, some types of debris are more difficult to remove than others. Blasting and sanding, for instance, produce a fine dust that can settle over large surfaces. When disturbed, these contaminants disperse into the air and can be inhaled, which can be harmful to the lungs. These types of debris also tend to create slipping hazards as they settle onto the floor and are difficult to sweep away. Dust collection systems help gather such substances before they become safety concerns, playing a critical role in maintaining a clean and safe workplace.

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Topics: Hoses, Dust, dust collection

Blower Hoses & Ducting | Insulation, Mulch Blowing, and Construction

Posted by Flexaust on May 28, 2021 11:42:06 AM

Types of Blower Hoses & Ducts:

Many applications require the use of a certain type of blower hose or duct. Some of these products may include:

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Topics: mulch blowing, blower hose, insulation

An Introduction to Food-Grade Hoses

Posted by Flexaust on Apr 19, 2021 10:04:57 AM

Food and beverage companies must comply with strict standards that indicate the type of equipment they can use for their production operations. These requirements and restrictions are enforced to ensure the safety of consumers as the wrong equipment can lead to product contamination. They may apply to the entire piece of equipment as well as to the individual components, such as the transfer hoses.

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Topics: food grade, FDA, pharmaceutical

Agricultural/Farm Hoses

Posted by Flexaust on Mar 5, 2021 12:06:02 PM

Agricultural Hoses

For many agricultural applications, specific types of hoses are required to handle harsh conditions and work with certain chemicals and materials. Here we'll review what agricultural hoses are, their applications, and the different types available based on a given application's specific requirements.

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Topics: agriculture, farm, grain vac

Fume Extraction/Exhaust Hose

Posted by Flexaust on Nov 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM

A fume extraction hose is an important piece of equipment for many industrial applications, especially those that filter high levels of fumes and other potentially harmful emissions. Its main function is to remove harmful chemicals and fumes from the equipment to the air filtration system. The hose is a secondary piece to the larger main filtration system, which safely disperses the fumes. If the exhaust hose is not connected to a larger main filtration system, it cannot transport the fumes to a ventilated area for safe dispersal. Our exhaust hoses are environmentally resistant, durable, flexible, and useful in a range of applications that make the air safer and breathable. 

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Topics: Welding Fume Extraction, Indoor Vehicle Exhaust, Garage Exhaust Ventilation, chemical fume extraction

Vapor Recovery 101 – The Best Tank Truck Vapor Recovery Hose

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 20, 2020 11:02:15 AM

Vapor Recovery 101

What Is Vapor Recovery?

Vapor recovery involves the removal of harmful vapor from raw products to ensure purity and to prevent toxic pollutants from being released into the environment. Chemical processing industries use vapor recovery to recover unwanted vapors from storage areas to keep chemicals safe and pure for transport and use.

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Topics: VR-U, Tank Truck Hose, Vapor Recovery Hose

Hose Material Guide: Types, Chemical Resistance, Properties

Posted by Flexaust on Sep 9, 2020 5:37:06 PM

When selecting the best hose for your industrial application, the material you choose can make all the difference. Although it may be tempting to choose the least expensive option, remember that some hose materials may be better for certain applications than others. Both interior and exterior factors will affect the performance and service life of your hose, so it is important to consider the potential for abrasion, extreme temperatures, UV exposure, and chemical exposure, among other factors.

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Topics: Flex-Tube PV, FlexStat, Thermoplastic Rubber, hose material

Leaf Vacuum Hose | Choosing the Right Hose for Lawn & Garden Applications

Posted by Flexaust on Aug 4, 2020 12:45:00 PM

As summer turns to fall, leaves begin falling from trees into the surrounding areas. While this natural process results in some of the most stunning views of the year, it also bestows residential property owners, commercial landscapers, and town/city municipalities with the task of gathering and disposing of the fallen debris. While leaf collection and disposal operations are both time- and labor-intensive, the right tools and equipment can make them more effective and efficient.

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Topics: Leaf Collection Season, Lawn and Leaf Collection, Leaf Collection Hoses, Leaf Collection Equipment

What Exactly is UL 94V-0? | Flame-Retardant Products

Posted by Flexaust on Jul 2, 2020 12:40:52 PM

You have most likely heard of the UL 94V-0 standard but do you really know what it is? We offer a wide variety of hoses that meet or exceed UL 94V-0 requirements, but we have found that not everyone understands the importance of this rating.

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Topics: UL 94V-0, Flame-Retardant Hose

What are Anti-Static Hoses?

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 9, 2020 5:14:43 AM

Flexible hoses used in highly volatile industrial environments have the potential to produce sparks, which may ignite flammable dust particles to cause fires or explosions. This potential makes it necessary for high-risk facilities to use anti-static hoses in their facilities and operations.

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Topics: Static Dissipative, Static Conductive, anti-static hose

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