CRP Industrial, a division of CRP Industries Inc. and a North American supplier of high-pressure thermoplastic and industrial hoses, synchronous belts, and high speed electric motors, offers a family of ReinFlex Thermoplastic Hose designs that provide performance and durability in a variety of industries, including one configuration that safely handles dynamic working pressures up to 10,000 PSI.
Demands on thermoplastic hoses vary widely depending on the fluids or gases being transmitted, operating environments, routing challenges, exposure to possible abrasion, and other factors. But often the determining factor in the choice of thermoplastic hose is operating pressure.
The ReinFlex family of thermoplastic hoses features 14 different designs, each with specific materials and construction that allow design engineers and maintenance specialists to choose the hose that perfectly suits their needs. These features make ReinFlex high pressure hoses an excellent choice for OEs to use on the assembly line, as well as for maintenance and repair in the field.
Key to the strength and durability of ReinFlex high-pressure hoses is its multi-layer construction, which features as many as three layers of reinforcing material. The reinforcing materials include a combination of polyester fiber, polyaramid yarn, steel, and aramid. Because of these rugged reinforcing materials and ReinFlex's unique construction, most of the hoses in the ReinFlex high pressure hose family can offer a true 4:1 safety factor on burst pressure.
ReinFlex high-pressure hoses are offered in a variety of sizes, with ID ranging from 3/32 in. up to 1 in. The fourteen different designs of ReinFlex high pressure hose assure that there are choices for transmitting all types of liquids and gases, including petroleum or synthetic-based fluids, fuel and mineral oils, most phosphate esters and many industrial gases as well. ReinFlex hoses offer excellent flexibility and flex fatigue resistance. A portion of the product can be offered in a non-conductive design. CRP's thermoplastic product line has hoses that can withstand exposure to paints, solvents, and other chemicals, as well as other environmental agents such as ozone and UV light.
ReinFlex high-pressure hoses are lightweight, compact, flexible, and will not deteriorate like ordinary rubber hoses. They are available with a variety of fittings, including NPT, NPSM, BSP and JIC, in plated or stainless steel, male or female. Twin lines are welded together, providing an attachment that is far superior to taped or clamped hoses. Custom sizes and designs are available upon request, as are custom colors for some hoses. ReinFlex also offers a full selection of hose accessories, including hose jackets, pressure gauges, quick connect/disconnect couplers, and more.
Continues Sanquini, "Our wide assortment of sizes, strengths, and other specialized features assures that there's a ReinFlex hose for every need, from construction sites and fleet maintenance shops to assembly lines for new product manufacturing. And our engineers welcome inquiries regarding specific needs or applications."