A Teflon® hose is a hose that integrates poly, a synthetic polymer which is often known under the brand name Teflon®, which is registered by the firm DuPont. There are a number of applications for PTFE tubing, of the brake line tube in a car in a biological research center. Several companies make Teflon® PTFE hose and related products, and this material is available at some hardware stores and auto suppliers, and specialties.
Teflon® has several characteristics that make it ideal as a material for hoses. It is very strong but also very flexible and can handle high pressure, high temperatures and many chemicals. Teflon® also resists the formation of biofilms, and it is easy to clean. Wetting resistance, another advantage of PTFE: Teflon hoses must not leak or be jeopardized by the fluids they carry. All these advantages can come with a hefty price tag, but the safety and reliability of PTFE hosing is usually worth the price.
Classic, Teflon hose is made by braiding strands of PTFE. The hose can be reinforced with different metal for added strength, particularly in environments where the pipe are likely to be subjected to heavy loads. A braided Teflon® hose firmly and often quite heavy, but it is also very flexible. The hose is finished with fittings that are firmly shrunk on. Special luminaires can be equipped on demand, or people can use converters that can bridge between two different types of fittings.
Teflon® hoses in cars can be used for things like braking, a high level of pressure and the risk of leakage of brake fluid. High performance cars often include Teflon® components. Laboratories using PTFE hosing chemicals, supply of gas and other materials safely and efficiently transfer, and spray them clean is also used in some fire fighting applications. Home Teflon hoses can be used with gas to boilers, heaters and stoves.
Companies that produce PTFE hose can usually make custom lengths and types for customers by request, including attachments of hoses with unique or unusual diameters. The hose can also be coated in a variety of materials for the color-coding or additional insulation. It is also possible to cut finished Teflon® hose obtain for many projects. Mass production tubing often less expensive because it does not require additional effort from the manufacturer.
- Teflon hoses are often used to the stove with the supply of natural gas.