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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

Types of Hoses | A Quick Guide on Industrial Hose Types

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 5, 2020 1:36:08 PM

Industrial hoses fall under a broader category of hoses and ducts that are available in a wide range of options, sizes, materials, and applications. This blog post will provide an overview of the industrial hoses offered at Flexaust, a guide to choosing the right industrial hose, and why you might want to consider Flexaust as your industrial hose supplier.

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Topics: Ventilation Systems, High-Temperature, chemical fume extraction, dust collection, light material handling

PVC vs. Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) vs. Polyurethane (PU) Hose

Posted by Flexaust on May 8, 2020 1:03:08 PM

At Flexaust, we are a supplier of durable and reliable hose for industrial and commercial applications. Our hose offerings include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hoses, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) hoses, and polyurethane (PU) hoses, all of which demonstrate different temperature range, abrasion resistance, and wall thickness requirements that make them a good, better, and best fit for different applications. In the following article, we discuss these three hose options and the applications for which they are best suited.

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Topics: PVC, TPR, PU, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyurethane, Thermoplastic Rubber

Hose Bend Radius Essentials

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 14, 2020 1:15:00 PM

A hose’s bend radius determines how long a hose needs to be before it can safely bend while in service. Understanding bend radius helps ensure a hose will have the necessary strength and functionality for its intended use case. Failing to account for bend radius limits will ultimately cause damage to hoses and shorten their usable service life.

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Topics: Bend Radius, Industrial Hoses

OSHA is Cracking  Down on Silica Exposure. Are you Ready?

Posted by Flexaust on Jul 11, 2018 3:56:47 PM

It is estimated that 2 million workers are exposed to dangerous amounts of silica dust every year. While dust or particulate matter doesn’t carry the urgency of a leaking gas pipe or even trips and falls – many call silica the Silent Killer.

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Why Are Indoor Vehicle Exhaust Systems Critical?

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 2, 2018 4:34:30 PM

Where maintenance is concerned, most businesses focus on the operational aspect of their automobile investments. Common questions include:

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Vehicle Exhaust, Garage Exhaust Ventilation, Garage Exhaust System, Garage Vehicle Exhaust System

Addressing Cold Weather Construction Challenges on the Work Site

Posted by Flexaust on Dec 4, 2017 1:30:00 PM

While winter is a strong season for industries like logging and energy, it can cause a number of problems for construction companies. Workers must take precautions to ensure peak productivity, structural integrity, and most importantly operational safety.

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Topics: Cold Weather Construction, Setting Concrete in Cold Weather, OSHA Cold Weather Regulations, Portable Heating Systems, Temporary Heater Duct

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