The metric system is the most internationally agreed upon system of measurement and is widely used in every industrialized nation outside of the United States (in fact, Myanmar and Liberia are the only other (besides the US) two countries that use Imperial as their official system of measurement). This is why metric hoses are being found in the United States with increasing frequency. Due to the discrepancy in measurement systems, some hose applications may require the use of metric hoses for internationally produced machinery or equipment. At Ducting.com, we realize that the jobs that utilize imported equipment may require the use of metric ducting products. As a general rule, metric hoses are often just as capable as performing tasks as their Imperial system counterparts. Metric hoses are available upon request for a large variety of our flexible hoses. All Metric hoses are made to order and will have a 2-4 week lead times.
We offer many metric rubber hose products designed for material handling applications. Woodworking, litter collection, and farm machinery are amongst some industries that use imported machinery. Metric rubber hose products are great for these applications, since replacement wear parts (i.e. Metric flexible hoses) are available in almost any size! Jobs that require more wear resistance will find a wide variety of metric sizes in polyurethane hose products. Polyurethane flexible hoses are available in clear, black, self-extinguishing, and FDA grade hose materials. We know that our customers have a range of different ducting requirements, so if your needs are for a unique hose size, custom-sized hose products may be available. Consult you sales representative with regards to almost any inside diameter dimension.
For light-duty applications that require a great deal of flexibility we offer fabric hoses that can be cut into custom metric sizes. Many of our fabric hoses are dipped in polymers, like neoprene or PVC, to add extra wear-resistance to harsh chemicals and abrasion. Though designed for primarily light-duty applications, these metric hoses are still purpose-built to be resilient and capable of withstanding all types of damaging elements. Whether you are faced with harsh fumes, chemicals, or weather, the right kind of flexible hoses can stand up to all challengers. These lightweight metric hoses are often used for air transfer applications that require a hose to be transferred between locations and different ventilation devices. Metric fabric hoses are a great choice when using imported equipment to ensure that you are using a properly sized hose.
Our metric ducting products are available in a large range of sizes. The typical metric size range available for our products is 40mm to 300mm. Minimum order requirements may apply to various flexible hose products. In addition to thermoplastic rubber, polyurethane, polyester/neoprene, and polyester/PVC, we also offer Metric ducting in blue PVC and clear PVC which happens to be an FDA approved grade of flexible hose. Colored commercial hoses are often utilized for their aesthetic qualities, or are utilized to distinguish certain types of hoses from others (i.e. for easily identifying which factory pipes are for electrical vs. chemical, etc.) In addition, clear metric hoses are popular because they allow inspectors to easily identify clogged and blocked parts of your flexible hose, allowing for quick maintenance response and servicing.
As is the case with hoses that utilize the imperial system, metric hoses can be outfitted with an array of accessories to increase their overall efficiency. Enlarged and reduced sized cuffs are especially desired for the ability to connect lengths of flex ducting that possess different sized ends. This feature can be especially useful for air-handling systems that need to transfer ambient air from large rooms to smaller ones.
In sum, metric hoses are used for the exact same types of situations that imperial hoses are used for and you should not be surprised if you find metric ducting in your farm or factory devices. Our online catalog features a detailed listing of all of our products that are available in metric sizes. Since Metric ducting is custom made, it would best suit clients to contact sales staff, so that the scope of their needs is more intently discussed. We know that selecting the right type of metric hoses can sometimes be difficult so do not hesitate: our flexible hose experts are here to help, please contact us at 1-800-370-9152 during standard business hours.