Drinking water hoses

Drinking water hose is used to transport drinking water from natural sources and during the production. Drinking water hose is made of materials that guarantee safety during the transfer of the medium. This means that drinking water hose do not contain any chemicals that could penetrate the water. Drinking water hose does not alter its taste or smell, so that it retains its purity and all the characteristics it had before transport. 

Drinking water hose is most often made from rubber compounds (which have no taste or smell), or plastic (e.g. PVC, polyethylene or other high-purity polymers). Drinking water hoses features a very smooth inner layer that prevents dirt from settling and facilitates the hose cleaning process. The product meets all the standards required for working with a food product, which is drinking water.

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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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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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Drinking water hoses

What are the key features of a drinking water hose?

The most important features of a drinking water hose can be found below:

  • Compliance with standards 
  • Smooth inner layer
  • Medium resistance 
  • Cleaning resistance of drinking water hoses

Compliance with standards

Drinking water and its installations are subject to special regulations. The former are general and apply throughout the European Union (Directive 98/83/EC). The second, on the other hand, is determined by the hygiene institute of the country concerned. In the case of the UK, this is the Food Safety Agency (FSA).

In order to ensure that the drinking water hose meets all standards, it is made from materials that are sufficiently inert so that their components do not get into the water. As a result, they do not adversely affect the health of consumers or affect the quality of food.

The drinking water hoses do not contain phthalates or other harmful substances.

Smooth inner layer

When transporting water and other products or semifinished foodstuffs, it is also very important that the medium does not adhere to or penetrate the inner wall of the food grade hose.

This is why drinking water hoses have a very smooth inner layer. On the one hand, it prevents the build-up of biofilm and other contaminants, and on the other, it makes cleaning the hose much easier.

Medium resistance

When choosing a drinking water hose, also look at whether it is resistant to the medium in question. In the case of foodstuffs, this is important because an ill-fitting hose may react with the substance being transferred.

When drinking water is involved, temperature resistance is most important. If you are interested in transporting hot liquid, check if the drinking water hose allows this.

The material from which it is made must remain chemically inert even at high temperatures.

Cleaning resistance of drinking water hoses

When transporting food substances and drinking water, regular hose cleaning also plays an important role. They should therefore be resistant to at least light cleaning agents and elevated temperatures.

Depending on the type of drinking water hose, its properties may require different approaches to the cleaning process, so read the manufacturer's recommendations before undertaking this work.

How is a drinking water hose constructed?

Drinking water hose is constructed of three layers:

  • outer (provides abrasion and weather resistance), 
  • reinforcements (usually a synthetic braid, which increases the strength of the hose), 
  • inner (it is characterized by a smooth surface and is chemically inert and does not alter water quality).

You still have a choice of suction and discharge hoses, which are distinguished by their additional spiral reinforcement. It is necessary to ensure that the drinking water hose does not collapse inwards during vacuum operation.

When it comes to the materials available, you have a choice of PVC and other polymer-based drinking water hoses, as well as those made from rubber compounds.

FAQ

Do I need special hoses for drinking water?

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Yes, for drinking water, you need special hoses that do not emit harmful substances. Some of the materials used for hoses contain cadmium, barium, lead and phthalates. This is why it is so important to choose the right hoses for drinking water. One that meets all the standards.

Are PVC hoses suitable for drinking water?

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PVC hoses are suitable for drinking water, as long as they were manufactured according to standards. However, take into account that PVC is not resistant to high temperatures (it usually allows water to be transferred up to 60 degrees Celsius). So check the parameters of the hose before you buy it and make sure it suits your needs.

3/4 or 1 inch drinking water hose?

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Choosing a hose diameter depends primarily on the working pressure. The general rule of thumb is that the larger the diameter, the less pressure will prevail inside the hose. For this reason, in most cases, narrow hoses are used with less powerful machines.