One of the greatest uses of hoses is – in the simplest terms- to suck dirt, dust, debris, moisture and of course air! From collecting woodchips to clearing materials out of a sewer, material extraction duct has a wide array of applications that requires many specific tools to get the job done properly. At Ducting.com, we offer a large selection of Suction hoses with different characteristics to meet the particular demands of material handling situations. The sheer variety of application in which suction hoses can be used is itself daunting. From water removal on ships and boats to functioning as extraction duct in workshops and construction zones; the range of uses of suction commercial hoses can seem, at times, limitless. Our inventory of material transfer hoses provides products designed for moving solid materials, liquids, harsh chemicals, and more!
We offer suction hoses made from a wide variety of materials to handle the requirements of different applications. Materials used to make our extraction duct products include: polyethylene copolymer, PVC, thermoplastic rubber, and polyurethane. Each of these types of materials present their own unique benefits for use in suction hoses. This wide assortment of flex hose materials allows the end-user to select an ideal hose product based on budget, media temperature, negative or positive pressures, wear resistance, chemical compatibility, and more.
Our polyethylene material transfer hoses are ideal for suction applications involving both solid and liquid materials. The materials used in the construction of the ducting make them resistant to liquids and several of these products can be used in wet-dry vacuum applications (water resistance being, obviously, a vital component of all liquid transfer hoses). This line of suction hoses also features excellent flexing characteristics providing great flexibility, while its smooth interior maintains a strong and efficient airflow. Some types of suction hoses also feature anti-kinking properties which prevent the flex ducting from bundling up on itself, and helps to abate the potential for blockages or clots to form.
Our PVC, thermoplastic, and polyurethane suction hoses feature a wide range of unique characteristics to meet different material handling demands. All three hose materials are available in a variety of wall thickness. The heavier-walled hoses offers more wear and pressure resistance while they have less flexibility due to the heavier gauge material used in construction. The lighter the wall the more flexible and compressible the flex hose. All three of these transfer hoses have excellent chemical resistance, making them an ideal choice for working with harsh chemicals that could be damaging to ducting made of different materials. Also, both the PVC and polyurethane material extraction duct features clear options that are made of materials approved by the FDA for the handling of food and pharmaceutical materials, highly sensitive applications where maintaining sterility and cleanliness is key, and needs to be maintained at all times.
The extraction duct products also feature a wide range of different operating temperatures. Our polyurethane flex hose is capable of the widest range with a low temperature of -65 degrees and a high of 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The diverse temperature capabilities of our products offered allow you to find a product that features the necessary characteristics to meet the specific needs of your application. In addition, our PVC transfer hoses offers an option available that is listed as UL 94V-0 flame retardant, making it a great choice for applications where the extraction duct may be exposed to an open flame. When you consider how dangerous a flex hose jammed full of flammable woodchips or paint bits is, it only makes sense that you should do everything in your power to reduce the risks of fire erupting near or in your extraction duct systems.
For more detailed information on all of our different suction hoses, take a look at our detailed online catalog. Here you will find details on all of the different characteristics and benefits each hose has to offer. Getting you the right type of flex ductwork for your individual situation is our chief concern. As such, feel free to call one of our ducting specialists today if you need assistance with your order!