Silicone belongs to the class of polymers and belongs to the group of elastomers. The high technical characteristics of this material make it possible to use it in conditions close to extreme. For this reason, silicone products are widely used both in everyday life and in industry.
Application of silicone hoses
Silicone hoses are used in many industries and in domestic environments. Such products are used as oil and gas pipelines, milk pipelines, seed pipes, as well as for irrigating large areas of land with organic fertilizers in a liquid state. Silicone hoses are used to remove manure, as well as to supply pesticides.
It should be noted that in the manufacture of such products, all the loads that they must withstand, as well as all the necessary requirements in accordance with existing standards and norms, are taken into account. In order for silicone hoses to have a certain rigidity, they are additionally reinforced. Thanks to the reinforcement, silicone products keep their shape and become more durable. The silicone hose is a flexible construction into which an impact-resistant coil made of tougher PVC is soldered.
Initially, such products were intended exclusively for technical areas of activity. However, they gradually began to be used in other areas, for example, when transporting products. This is due to the positive qualities possessed by silicone hoses.
Advantages of silicone hoses
The main advantage of such products is that they can be used where hoses made of other material are strictly prohibited. In addition, the silicone construction is considered to be more reliable and of high quality. It is for this reason that silicone hoses are in demand in production with extreme conditions, as well as with the possibility of non-standard situations.
Another quality of silicone hoses is the ability to withstand a high temperature range: from 60 to 300 ° C. In addition, such products are resistant to the negative effects of substances such as acid, alkali, alcohol, phenol, oil, salt. Silicone hoses can also be used in places where there is an increased background of radiation, active UV radiation and the strongest influence of electric fields.
An important advantage of silicone products is fire resistance. When the silicone layer is burned out, silicon oxide is formed. Thanks to this substance, reliable electrical insulation is provided. It should be noted that silicone products are non-toxic and have physiological inertness.