Why you need silicone hoses – what they are, what they are used for and why you need high quality products
Silicone hoses are a versatile, durable solution to many industrial and every-day problems. As a suggested alternative to normal rubber hosing, many are unsure of the applications and strength of the products. Considering what the benefits and drawbacks are for both options can make you better informed as to whether you should upgrade.
There are a few reasons why silicone hoses are often considered superior to rubber options. As the traditional fix, rubber hoses are trusted by most, but with the silicone alternative there are a number of benefits that nobody can deny.
- Flexibility and resilience
Silicone hoses benefit from superior flexibility compared to rubber, they can bend to a much higher angle without risk of cracking, and can maintain these properties over time. They maintain this flexibility over their lifespan unlike rubber hoses. This reduces the risk that your hoses will split, harden, or become dry rotted.
Silicone hoses last significantly longer than their rubber counterparts. Due to their enhanced durability, they can greatly reduce costs in maintenance and repairs along the way, even though their upfront cost can be higher. Rubber United’s range of silicone hoses ensures a high grade product and a quality guarantee.
- Operating Temperature Range
One of the main reasons people change to silicone is the operating temperature, it’s all about thermodynamics. The idea of a silicone hose is that you replace the standard hose so it doesn’t expand and get hot under pressure. Silicone hoses are capable of carrying fluids at much higher temperatures than rubber. If you’re building a racing vehicle or adding a turbocharger to your engine, silicone is the way to go.
- Noise and vibration control
Silicone has the fantastic ability to dampen sounds and vibrations, often a main cause of disruption in parts of machines. Keeping a quiet and stable profile ensures safety, quality and longevity. Rubber has been known to be a source of noise due to the friction between the rubber and the mating surface, and harsher vibrations can cause cracking over time, taking away these components reduces their potential impact on neighbouring parts.
Silicone hoses can ensure your equipment runs better for longer, giving you increased productivity and reduced downtime. Contact Rubber United for more information.