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Flexible Drain Ducts

Easy to Use Industrial Hoses

Drain ducts are a common sight in many environments. They can be seen in both home living spaces and industrial workplaces. Not only are you likely to see a drainage pipe throughout many locations within your home, but also in businesses and around your city in more secluded locations as well. Oftentimes, engineers and designers utilize a flexible drainage pipe to maneuver them so they do not create an unsightly appearance. Because these tools are so commonplace, many never stop to think about the importance that surrounds these tools that are used to maintain various environments and extract unwanted materials. To accomplish the needs of draining, there are many choices from a more permanent copper installation or a flexible polyethylene solution to provide gravity fed and none-pressurized drainage systems.

Drain ducts generally work in either one of two ways. Draining systems either utilize gravity to extract fluids from a higher elevation to a lower location or use a more advanced system involving water pressure. Both of these systems have their own benefits, as well as their own issues of maintenance and dependability.

A gravity fed drainage pipe relies on the basic laws of nature in order to transfer materials through the ducting system. These systems work by releasing fluids from a high location to a lower location. Understandably, due to the laws of gravity, a gravity fed system must start from a higher elevation. This means that if a particular system requires a line of pipes to perform an incline at some point in its path, there must be a significant amount of time where the piping travels in a downward manner to gain momentum to garner the speed necessary to move the fluids along the drainage system. Gravity systems also require that fluids work to “push” each other through a piping system.

A common issue found within gravity dependant draining systems is clogs within the piping. Clogs are common within these lines when a non-fluid object, like a rock or small toy, finds its way within the drain ducts. Without the extra force caused by pressure, it becomes difficult for the object to be moved through the drainage system. If the object is small enough, the force of gravity can cause the fluid to push the foreign material throughout the ducting. In instances where the object is too large, it can become stuck and can lead to several issues in the piping system. For example, if an object becomes stuck it can cause the fluid to become completely jammed, which greatly hinders the speed at which the fluid can be drained. While gravity is an effective source of plumbing for situations involving short distances or when limited amounts of activity are involved, pressurized plumbing is common in the vast majority of modern day plumbing systems. A pressurized drainage pipe system works by utilizing gravity and a series of water traps to create pressurized systems that can create air currents and vacuums to push and pull water and materials through drain ducts. These pressurized systems are especially important for multi-story buildings with complicated and flexible drainage pipe systems involving multiple pipes intersecting at many locations. These complicated plumbing systems rely on pressurized systems to continue the flow of water and push the water in the proper directions.

Due to the fact that pressurized systems are involved in such complicated plumbing layouts, there are many complications that can arise if the system is not properly installed. One of the keys to developing an efficient pressurized system is balancing to prevent negative and positive transients. A positive transient occurs when there is too much air within the pipes and negative transient occurs when there is not enough air in the system to produce a significant vacuum force. In the case of a system with positive transients, it can create unwanted sound within the piping system and can cause serious damage to the ducting. Installing water traps at essential points in the system can alleviate positive and negative transients. Plumbing engineers can identify points that need additional water traps by listening for the source of noises and choke points where clogging is occurring in the piping system.

There are many benefits towards a pressurized drainage pipe system. With an efficient pressurized system, materials and fluids will transfer from within a building into the sewage system with minimal risk of clogging. Another benefit of a pressurized system is that the system prevents the unwanted smells that can arise from a sewage system. Pressurized systems are not only necessary for the disposing of fluids and materials, but they are also required for the delivery of water through a garden hose and showerheads. While pressurized systems are common in household ducting systems, they are also common in a variety of other applications.

A flexible drainage pipe system can be applied to various other applications outside of building plumbing like marine sanitations and the pumping of sewer waste. In these cases, many drainage pipe systems are often made of polyethylene copolymer instead of the copper ducting that is often found within plumbing systems. These drain ducts are often connected to a pump or vacuum in order to create the pressure that is necessary to transfer material through the hoses. The flexibility of these types of hoses allow the user to make on the fly adjustments to the hose in order to achieve the necessary flow and avoid the negative and positive transient systems that may occur in more permanent installations. These polyethylene hoses are also designed to handle both the negative and positive pressures that are associated with being connected to pumps and vacuum machines. In addition to their flexibility and pressure resistance, these agile ducting tools can be easily installed in gravity fed systems. Their excellent crush resistance and abrasion resistance allows these types of hoses to be utilized for long periods of time in both pressurized and gravity fed drain ducting applications.

While they often remain out of sight, drain ducts are essential in situations where materials and liquids need to be transferred from one location to the next. It is important to analyze the situation in order to identify whether the application requires the use of a gravity fed system or a pressurized system involving complex engineering designs, or even the use of a vacuum or pump machine to create the necessary pressure. In many cases, a portable and flexible option like polyethylene hoses may be the best choice to provide flexibility when a situation calls for it. It is important to know the needs of your application in order to install the proper system for an efficient drainage operation.