Steam hoses

Steam hoses are hoses that are used to transfer dry and wet steam in the industrial environment. Steam hoses are constructed from high-quality rubber (usually EPDM) and have a textile or metal braid that acts as reinforcement. Steam hoses have a high resistance against working pressure, which is very important when working with a medium such as steam. Most of the steam hoses available are for working with saturated steam, but you will also find hose varieties that can cope with superheated steam. Steam hoses are widely used in industry - primarily in heating and process steam installations. It is also essential for work that involves cleaning surfaces with steam. However, due to the hazardous nature of this medium, always use the steam hose for the purpose specified by its manufacturer.

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Steam Food low-pressure Hose made of EPDM rubber. STEAM FOOD LP 165 INPART24

STEAM FOOD LP 165 HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

7

Burst Pressure [bar]

70

Inner Wall

EPDM

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: EPDM | Outer Wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 7 BAR | Temperature range: -40 to +165 °C

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from 81.21zł
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HOSE FOR SATURATED SUPERHEATED HOSE HIGH PRESSURE ISO A STEAM HP ISO 210 INPART24

STEAM HP ISO-A 210 HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

18

Burst Pressure [bar]

180

Inner Wall

CIIR

Conductivity

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: textile reinforcement, steel reinforcement | Inner wall: CIIR | Outer wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 18 BAR | Temperature range: -40°C to +210°C

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from 69.43zł
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EPDM RUBBER HOSE FOR SATURATED STEAM HIGH PRESSURE STEAM HP RED 210 EPDM INPART24

STEAM HP RED 210 EPDM HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

18

Burst Pressure [bar]

180

Inner Wall

EPDM

Conductivity

No

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: textile reinforcement, steel reinforcement | Inner wall: EPDM | Outer wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 18 BAR | Temperature range: -40°C to +210°C

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from 179.10zł
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Steam hoses

What are the types of steam hoses?

There are two types of steam hoses according to the ISO 6134 classification:

  • low-pressure steam hoses - its corresponding operating temperature is 164 degrees Celsius, while the maximum working pressure is equal to 6 bar; 
  • high-pressure steam hoses - in this case, the relevant operating temperature is 210 degrees Celsius, while the maximum working pressure is 18 bar.

In addition to the above division, there is another distinction, as both low and high-pressure steam hoses come in two types.

The first of these is oil-resistant steam hoses. They are distinguished by their high operating temperature, which reaches up to 207 degrees Celsius for saturated steam and 232 degrees Celsius for superheated steam.

In addition to these, you have non-oil-resistant steam hoses. They are used for more general applications and usually have a longer service life compared to oil-resistant versions. Unfortunately, their disadvantage is that they are easily damaged when in contact with oil or excessive heat.

Their walls soften and swell, leading to rupture over time.

This is why the right choice of steam hoses is so important. Especially when working with steam, which poses a very high risk to health and life.

Are steam hoses safe?

Yes, steam hoses are safe when used correctly. Steam hoses are key when it comes to ensuring adequate safety during work. That is why we keep the highest standards in our range when it comes to the workmanship of both steam hoses and steam fittings.

The industrial steam hoses that you will find in the range are exclusively from reputable manufacturers.  Each of these companies has been producing reliable and fully functional steam hoses for many years.

Steam is a very dangerous industrial medium. That is why we go to great lengths to ensure that the quality of our range reduces the risk of failure and burns.

What risks should be taken into account while working with steam hoses?

There are 3 main risks that should be taken into account while working with steam hoses:

  • vulcanization - superheated steam is characterized by high temperatures and dryness, which can lead to the hardening of the inner layer of rubber, resulting in a shorter service life; 
  • popcorning - this phenomenon originates from water that has been trapped in the inner layer of the steam hose after operation. When heated again, the water drops expand, leading to the formation of bubbles inside the hose. One of the ways to prevent this is to dry the hoses after work or to use special varieties; 
  • corrosion of steel inserts - steel braids are in constant contact with steam, so there is a risk of corrosion, which leads to weakening and, ultimately, rupture of the hose. However, such a situation can easily be avoided. Simply invest in hoses with braided galvanized steel.

Even the highest quality steam hose and pipe from our range can pose a risk if you do not use them as intended.

FAQ

What are steam hoses used for?

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Steam hoses are used to transport hot water under pressure in steam cleaning applications, steam pumping, heat control, fire prevention, defrosting, lifting and air blasting services.

What couplings are used for steam hoses?

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For steam hoses, only couplings designed for use with this medium, i.e. heat-, pressure- and corrosion-resistant, are to be used. In addition, collets should not be used. When working with steam, screwed clamps are used.

How hot are steam hoses?

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Steam hoses transport steam at temperatures as high as 230 degrees Celsius, with periodic spikes that reach much higher. All this takes place at very high pressures of up to 20 bar.