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Factors to Consider When Selecting a Material Handling Hose

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Material Handling Hose

In addition to liquids and gases, hoses are also used to transport solid materials. Material handling hoses are specialized hoses designed for the transportation of materials such as sand, gravel, cement, coal, grains, and other bulk solids. They differ from other types of hoses in many ways.

There are many factors to consider when selecting a hose for a material handling application. Material handling hoses come in various sizes and diameters to suit different application requirements, including the volume and type of material being transported and the distance of the transfer. They must also be able to maintain a degree of flexibility to accommodate bending and movement during material transfer operations.

Material handling hoses must be resilient enough to handle the material used in a particular application. They are usually constructed using robust materials and reinforced with layers of high-strength fabrics or wires to withstand the abrasion and other harsh conditions that can be encountered in many material handling applications. Natural or synthetic rubber compounds, PVC, polyurethane, and thermoplastic elastomers are some of the materials used to construct material handling hoses.

End connections are another important consideration. Material handling hoses can have a number of connections, including flanges, couplings, and camlock fittings. What type of connection a material handling hose has depends on the equipment, machinery, or storage container used in an application.

Applications for Material Handling Hoses

Construction, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, food processing, and waste treatment are a few of the industries that rely on material handling hoses. Material handling hoses are used for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Transporting sand, gravel, cement, and concrete in construction sites and concrete plants.
  • Conveying ores, minerals, coal, and other materials in mining operations and processing facilities.
  • Transporting grains, seeds, fertilizers, mulch, and animal feed in grain elevators, feed mills, and agricultural applications.
  • Handling bulk dry food materials, such as sugar, flour, and cereals in food processing applications.
  • Transporting bulk powders, pellets, and granular materials used in manufacturing processes, such as plastics, chemicals, and food processing.
  • Moving solid waste, sludge, and other materials in waste treatment facilities and recycling centers.

Other uses for material handling hoses can include insulation blowing and removing dust, metal chips, wood chips, and other waste materials from work sites.

Your Number One Choice for Material Handling Hoses and Fittings

For over 35 years, ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings Inc. has been providing high-quality material handling hoses and fittings to companies across North America. We maintain an extensive inventory, so most hose and fitting combinations are available for in-store pickup or immediate shipment. Our associates are here to help you find the right item for your particular needs and applications.

You can contact ASJ through our website or call us at (951) 735-1351 for product information. If you’re in or near Corona, CA, you can stop by our 24,000-square-foot facility located at 1033 E. 3rd St., just south of the Riverside Freeway near the I-15 interchange. Our business hours are 7 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday.


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