In high temperature applications, it is essential that you have the proper equipment to handle the heat being applied to your equipment. Without high temperature ducting, extreme heat can cause permanent damage to the flex duct, your ventilation system, and derail your project. At Ducting.com, we have a large selection of high temperature hose that is designed for long-term use and durability when exposed to elevated temperatures. The most important distinction that must be made is the determination of the maximum temperature to which a hose is exposed. This includes the media being moved through the flex duct, as well as the temperature in and around the machinery in which a flex hose is attached.
We offer high temperature ducting made from various materials such as stainless steel, silicone, polyester, fiberglass, and aluminum. The wide range of materials provides a wide maximum temperature range from 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. With such a wide range of temperatures available, we have products that are perfect for applications involving automobiles, chimneys, steam work, and other extremely high temperature applications. Not only do we offer high temperature hose that are resistant to high volumes of heat, many of our products are also flame retardant.
Our inventory of high temperature ducting includes products that are constructed from officially classified flame retardant materials. This means that our high temp hose is a great choice for applications where the high temperature hose will be placed near flammable materials and is a suitable choice for jobs with strict fire safety regulations. The potential damage that can result to ducting from unchecked fires cannot be overstated; even the most minor of flare-ups can have severe consequences for not just your flex duct system, but also the entire infrastructure of a given area. When it comes to fire prevention, nothing is more important than proper preventative measures, chief among them being using only high temperature ducting in areas you know will be subjected to extreme heat or friction.
The various materials used to make our high temperature ducting products give them a wide range of flexibility. If your application requires hose flexibility and ease of transportation of the flex hose, we have products that are highly compressible for easy transport and storage as well as products that can be continuously flexed without sacrificing airflow. For heavy-duty applications, we offer extremely durable flex duct products that feature self-support qualities, crush resistance, and the ability to withstand external abrasions. Oftentimes, both flexible and stiffer kinds of high temperature ducting are used in tandem. For instance, modern engines are perhaps one of the most common examples of systems that rely on a mixture of high temp hose to achieve proper ventilation and gas expulsion. Oftentimes, the interior compartments, whose temperature is lower, will make use of flexible, compressible flex hose to minimize the amount of space being taken up, while still maximizing ventilation quality.
In addition to automobiles, high temperature ducting is, of course, used in a sundry of other applications. In addition to exhaust systems, these duct materials are used in chimneys, furnaces, kilns, and in welding. Specifically, the welding process produces a relatively substantial amount of chemicals such as chromium. Left unchecked, the inhalation of these fumes can lead to severe health problems. However, by having high temperature ducting installed, you can markedly reduce the amount of welding fumes present during the welding process, dramatically increasing your overall safety and well-being.
High temperature ducting also has a home in the form of durable, flame resistant chimney duct. By funneling flames, soot, smoke, and heat through stainless steel or aluminum flex hose, you can avoid damaging your vulnerable stone or brick chimney surfaces, increasing the overall lifespan and aesthetic appeal of said surface without losing any ventilation quality. This is just one more example of the myriad of ways in which high temp hose can be utilized for the benefit of everybody.
From light-duty hot air transfer to heavy-duty hot chemical ventilation, we stock the products to meet your high temperature application needs. Take a look through our categorized online catalog to find the product that fits your applications needs. If you need assistance in deciding which of our high temperature hose is right for you, give one of our ducting experts a call today!