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Sanitary Hoses: Industry Recognized Terms


Selecting the right hoses for your sanitary processing operation is critical to maintaining a facility that meets FDA and other agencies' regulations as well as guarantying a safe and efficient process. To help you better understand the hose lingo used while trying to decide which is right for your operation we have put together a list of industry recognized terms from our hose manufacturing partners, Ace Sanitary.

  • Bend Radius (fluoropolymer hose and all rubber hose)
    • The radius of a bent section of hose measured to the innermost surface of the curved portion (R1 in below illustration)
  • Bend Radius (metal hose)
    • The radius of a bent section of hose measured to the hose centerline (R2 in below illustration)
  • Minimum Bend Radius
    • The smallest radius at which a hose can be used
  • Force to Bend
    • The amount of stress required to induce bending around a specific radius-a measure of stiffness
  • Maximum Rated Working Pressure
    • The maximum pressure hoses should be subjected to on a continuous basis
  • Maximum Rated Test Pressure
    • The maximum rated pressure is multiplied by 150%
  • Nominal Rated Burst Pressure
    • The average pressure at which the core of braid will rupture at ambient temperature
  • Pressure/Temperature Correction
    • Hose pressure capabilities decrease as the temperature increases. Consult factory to determine pressure rating at elevated temperatures

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R1: Bend Radius All (except Metal Hose) Measure to inside radius

R2: Bend Radius for Metal Hose, Measure to centerline radius


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