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What do I need to specify when ordering a hose assembly?
The more information you give us, the better. Knowing all of the factors that affect your system will help us to specify the right hose for the right job.
When specifying a hose assembly for a particular application, no physical or environmental factor should be overlooked. Generally speaking, however, most of the information we need from you is within TEMPS.
Don't forget End Fittings... please mention what fittings you are using.
Will Fluoropolymer hose handle the chemicals in my application?
With very few exceptions, Fluoropolymer lined hoses will handle any chemical application, within the allowable working parameters outlined in our Convoluted Fluoropolymer Hose and Smooth Bore Fluoropolymer Hose pages.
Fluoroplymers are NOT recommended for the following:
Alkali metals such as elemental Sodium, Potassium, and Lithium.
Fluorine and Chlorine Trifluoride (as well as related compounds)¹ 80% Sodium Hydroxide, 80% Potassium Hydroxide, Borane, Aluminum Chloride, Ammonia, Amines, Imine and 70% Nitric Acid²
¹Fluorine is absorbed into the Fluoropolymer resin and can be sensitive to impact ignition.
²At or near the maximum temperature limits (400° F to 500° F)
Integra Companies, Inc. does recommend that you test each item in question to your individual application parameters prior to installation.