Milk hoses

Milk hoses are hoses that are used in the dairy industry to transfer milk and dairy products from one part of the plant to another. Milk hoses are also used in modern dairy farms, as they are used in milking machines that take milk from the animals. They are manufactured according to FDA and EU standards, thus guaranteeing the sanitation and quality of the milk and avoiding chemical contamination. Milk hoses are made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Monomer), a hybrid of PVC and rubber or NBR (Nitrile Rubber). The rubber inner material, on the other hand, makes the milk hoses resistant to oils and dairy fats. Finally, in many cases the milk hoses are reinforced with spirals and an abrasion-resistant outer layer, ensuring their longevity.

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UNIVERSAL TRANSPARENT PVC HOSE FOR COMPRESSOR WATER CRISTAL RD FOOD INPART24

CRISTAL RD FOOD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

Inner Wall

EPDM

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 4-20 BAR | Temperature Range: -20°C to +60°C

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from 4.64zł
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MULTI WATER PVC HARD SPIRAL HOSE FOR FOOD TRANSPARENT MULTI POMP FOOD PVC INPART24

MULTIPOMP FOOD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

3.5-6

Burst Pressure [bar]

10.5-18

Inner Wall

PVC

Conductivity

No

Suction and Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Rigid PVC spiral | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 3.5-6 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

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from 18.46zł
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SILICON HOSE FOR DRINKING WATER FOOD LIQUIDS UBA CERTIFICATE SILCO AQUA D KTW INPART24

SILICON HOSE SILCO AQUA D KTW - Inpart

Working Pressure [bar]

10-20

Burst Pressure [bar]

30-60

Inner Wall

Silicon

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: Silicone | Outer Wall: Silicone | Working Pressure: 10-20 BAR | Temperature Range: -60°C to +200°C

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from 164.31zł
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TRANSPARENT PVC FOOD HOSE WITH SPIRAL FOR WATER JUICE MILK ALIMFOOD SD PVC INPART24

ALIMFOOD SD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

1.2-5

Burst Pressure [bar]

3.6-21

Conductive

No

Food

Yes

Suction and Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Steel wire spiral | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 1.2-5 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

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from 9.00zł
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CLEANING HOSE FOR HOSE REELS CLEAN FOOD 80 BAR INPART24

CLEANING HOSE CLEAN-FOOD 80 BAR

Working Pressure [bar]

50-80

Burst Pressure [bar]

240

Conductive

No

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: two polyester reinforcements | Inner wall: VINYL | Outer wall: VINYL | Working pressure: 80 BAR | Temperature range: -10 to +70 °C

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from 32.95zł
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RUBBER CLEANING HOSE TO HOT WATER WITH FDA FOOD CERTIFICATION BLUE FOOD D EPDM 110 INPART24

BLUE-FOOD D EPDM 110 HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

30

Conductivity

No

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement | Inner wall: EPDM | Outer wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 10 BAR | Temperature range: -30 to +110 °C

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from 35.63zł
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RUBBER HOSE FOR MILK ALKOHOL DRINKING WATER TRANSPORTATION MILKER BR 10 SD INPART24

MILKER-BR 10 SD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

30

Conductivity

No

Inner Wall

Butyl/IIR

Suction and discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement, steel spiral | Inner wall: Butyl/IIR | Outer wall: Butyl | Working pressure: 10 BAR | Temperature range: -40 to +120 °C

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from 161.75zł
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Pharmaceutical hose with a stainless steel spiral. Hose is dedicated to transport food, drinking water, alcohol. Pharma Press TPE SD INPART24

PHARMA PRESS TPE SD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10-13

Burst Pressure [bar]

30-39

Conductivity

No

Food

Yes

Suction and discharge hose | Reinforcement: textile reinforcement, stainless steel spiral | Inner wall: TPE-S | Outer wall: TPE-S | Working pressure: 10-13 BAR | Temperature range: -30 to +100 °C

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from 192.26zł
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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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Smooth White Teflon PTFE FDA Tubing Hose INPART24

SMOOTH TEFLON PTFE FDA TUBING HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10-45

Construction

smooth PTFE

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Construction: smooth, calibrated | Inner Wall: PTFE | Outer Wall: PTFE | Working Pressure: 10-45 BAR | Temperature Range: -190°C to +260°C

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from 17.12zł
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Milk hoses - Dairy tubing

How are milk hoses constructed?

Milk hoses are specifically constructed for these types of media, but are also suitable for transporting animal or vegetable oils and fats.

When milk hose flexibility is important, such as in a dairy parlour (a place where cows are milked), contractors usually opt for PVC hoses. However, it is worth noting that a hybrid hose (PVC-rubber) increases the range of allowable temperature and pressure. The choice of these parameters depends on the industrial requirements, as well as the application and the working environment.

In general, the working temperature of milk hoses ranges from -40 degrees Celsius to 120 degrees Celsius.

The inner layer of the hose is usually white and smooth. In addition, the hose must meet the requirements that are set out in the standards for working with food.

To increase durability, hoses often have a stainless steel spiral wire reinforcement.

What distinguishes milk hoses?

Milk hoses are most often built with PVC, EPDM, PVC-rubber hybrid, or NBR materials. However, also consider the following criteria when choosing the right product for milk and dairy:

  • No phthalates - Phthalates are a group of chemicals that make plastic harder to break and more flexible. Unfortunately, they can get into oily food when it comes into contact with plastic and rubber equipment. Therefore, to ensure that phthalates do not contaminate milk, choose plasticisers that are free of these substances, silicones or synthetic rubbers. 
  • Food standards - Milk hoses must be food grade hoses that have been created from non-toxic compounds and prevent harmful chemical reactions. They are also odourless and tasteless, helping to maintain the actual quality of milk and dairy products. 
  • Non-metallic hoses - The milk hose should not be metal to prevent contamination of the medium by rust and corrosion. Therefore, choose PVC or rubber materials, which not only protect against contamination but also provide high flexibility. As for the strength and durability of the hose, this is guaranteed by stainless steel wires with a spiral structure. 
  • Flexibility - Milk drinking hoses should also be flexible as they are attached to the milking unit in the milking parlour. This unit needs to be mobile to allow easy connection to the udder of the cow.

What are the additional features of milk hoses?

As the milk and dairy hoses comply with FDA and EU standards, special care is required in their maintenance. Therefore, also pay attention to the following aspects:

Resistance to standard cleaning agents

Milk and dairy hoses are resistant to standard cleaning agents such as acids/alkalis and chlorine compounds. As a rule, an alkaline cleaner or a chlorine cleaner is used to clean these hoses.

The alkalis, phosphates, wetting, and chelating agents contained in the alkaline cleaner dissolve milk fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. In addition, chlorine prevents the build-up of biofilms.

Some also perform an acid wash, which removes milky mineral deposits.

Steam sterilisation

Steam is the most effective way to sterilise milk hoses and dairy equipment. Ideally, hoses should be exposed to it for 20-30 minutes.

Steam destroys bacteria and other contaminants, and its heat will keep the equipment dry. However, the acceptable temperature and pressure of the steam depends on the material of the hose.

FAQ

What are milk hoses?

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Milk hoses are hoses that are used in every modern dairy farm and dairy factory. It is used to collect milk from the animals and transport it around the factory.

What is reinforced milk hose reinforced with?

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The reinforced milk hose is reinforced with a stainless steel spiral wire. It increases the strength and longevity of the hose.

Can I transfer milk with any hose?

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No, you cannot transport milk with any hose. Milk hoses must comply with the standards that apply to food transport. Otherwise, the milk could become contaminated, endangering the health and lives of consumers.