Silicone hoses are designed to connect metal pipe work and components in systems using water and ethylene glycol based coolants. Our 90 degree elbows are perfect to create right angle bends in pipe work, they can also create S bends when joined together. Silicone hose is a extremely flexible compared to rubber, with the ability to maintain this flexibility over the lifespan of its use. Under some conditions rubber hoses are at risk of splitting, hardening, or dry rot, which is why silicone hoses are the choice for many trucks, buses, performance cars, and many other vehicle and industrial applications.
We increase the number of plys and wall thickness of our 90 degree silicon hoses as the diameter increases, this is because we want all our range capable of carrying fluid and air at very high pressures. So if you’re building a racing vehicle, adding turbochargers or superchargers, our silicone hose is the way to go.
Liners and Reinforcement Materials
For especially demanding applications, molded silicone couplers are available with different liners and reinforcement materials. Here are some common types.
- Fabric reinforcements typically use polyester or aramid in a four-ply construction for added strength and high-temperature resistance.
- Metal wire reinforcements help to protect silicone connectors from extreme pressures, including vacuum pressures that can cause silicone couplers to collapse.
- Liner materials impart specialized properties. For example, a fluorocarbon liner can enhance a silicone connector’s resistance to residues from petrochemicals.