Layflat hoses

A layflat hose is a hose that is used to transport both water and air. A layflat hose is characterised by a thin wall (usually made of plastic, possibly rubber or a mixture of both materials). As a result, a layflat hose remains flattened when not pumping the medium. In some cases, they are also used to transport selected chemicals. Due to its many advantages, a layflat hose is very popular among farmers, gardeners, builders and also in industry. A layflat hose is characterised by high resistance to weather conditions and some chemicals, as well as mechanical strength. In addition, they are comfortable to use and durable, which translates into their cost-effectiveness.

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RUBBER LAY FLAT HOSE FOR WATER AIR PRESSURE FLAT HD 16 NBR INPART24

FLAT HD 16 NBR HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

12-16

Burst Pressure [bar]

42-50

Inner Wall

NBR

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: NBR | Outer Wall: NBR | Working Pressure: 12-16 BAR | Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C

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from 25.51zł
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LAY FLAT RUBBER HOSE EQUIPPED WITH STORZ FLAT EQ HD 16 NBR

FLAT EQ HD 16 NBR STORZ EQUIPPED HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

16

Burst Pressure [bar]

50

Inner Wall

NBR

Couplings

STORZ PN16 ALU

Discharge Hose - STORZ Coupled | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: NBR | Outer Wall: NBR | Working Pressure: 16 BAR | Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C

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from 686.78zł
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FABRIC LAY FLAT HOSE HYDRANT TYPE FOR PUMPS EQUIPPED WITH STORZ FLAT WHITE EQ PVC INPART24

FLAT WHITE EQ PVC HOSE EQUIPPED STORZ

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Inner Wall

Fabric/PVC

Discharge Hose - STORZ Coupled | Reinforcement: PVC | Inner Wall: Fabric | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 7-10 BAR | Temperature Range: -20°C to +65°C

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from 96.66zł
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BLUE LAYFLAT PVC HOSE FOR PUMPS IRRIGATION FLAT ECO BLUE PVC INPART24

LAYFLAT HOSE ECO-BLUE PVC

Material

PVC

Work Pressure [bar]

8

Burst Pressure [bar]

24

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 8 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

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Layflat hoses

How is a layflat hose designed?

A layflat hose is constructed of three layers:

  • inner - characterised by a smooth surface, which reduces flow losses; 
  • reinforcement - usually polyester or textile braid; 
  • outer - provides weather resistance and mechanical strength.

However, in addition to this, there is also layflat water hose, which has a single layer, pressed into the reinforcement (braid). It is slightly lighter than the three-layer version.

In addition to this, a layflat hose differs in the material they are made of. To some extent, this affects their properties - above all, the permissible operating temperature range and chemical and environmental resistance.

From which materials layflat hoses are made?

Most commonly, layflat hoses are produced from:

  • PVC - Operating temperature: -20 to 60 degrees Celsius; 
  • PVC-rubber compound - operating temperature: -20 to 80 (temporarily 100) degrees Celsius, also resistant to oil, fuels and more chemicals; 
  • polyurethane (PU) - operating temperature: -50 to 75 degrees Celsius, additionally increased resistance to chemicals, ozone, microbes, fungi, etc.

In addition, there is a separate group of STORZ layflat hoses, which are most often used as fire hoses.

What are the main benefits of a layflat hose?

A layflat hose has a number of advantages that make it useful in fields, orchards, and vineyards. We have collected the most important benefits of layflat hoses below.

Easy to store

Although a layflat hose is usually long, they do not take up much space thanks to its flattened design. As a result, they do not cause as many storage problems, which cannot be said for most rubber water hoses.

Easy handling

As the layflat hose is most often manufactured from plastic, its weight is significantly lower compared to other hoses. In addition, it is more flexible due to its thin walls.

All this makes its use much simpler and more convenient.

Robustness and resilience

When working in the fields, it is not only the mechanical strength that counts, but also the resistance to weather and solar radiation. It just so happens that the layflat hose has these features.

Depending on the plastic from which it is made, properties of the layflat hose may vary slightly. In general, however, we are talking about resistances such as insensitivity to abrasion, certain chemicals, microbes, fungi and others.

Longer life

It is also not without significance that a layflat hose has a longer service life. This is a direct result of the fact that you can fold them up and store them more easily. As a result, they are not subjected to unnecessary mechanical damage.

How much does a layflat hose cost?

When it comes to a layflat hose, the price depends on a number of factors. You have to take into account things such as:

  • material, 
  • length of the hose, 
  • size, 
  • construction type (e.g. 3-layer or 1-layer).

More professional hoses with a greater range of resistance will cost more than the simplest PVC hoses.

FAQ

Is a layflat hose suitable for transporting hot water?

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A layflat hose is suitable for transporting hot water, but the maximum temperature depends on the material from which it is made. A layflat hose made from a mixture of PVC and rubber are the most robust in this respect, as they can withstand temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius (short-term up to 100 degrees Celsius).

Where is a layflat hose used?

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A layflat hose is used in agricultural fields, orchards and vineyards, as well as in industry and firefighting to transport water and air. Some people also use them to transfer chemicals.

How to choose the right layflat hose?

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Choose your layflat hose based on your needs. Remember that the manufacturing material affects the properties of the hose. Also, pay attention to the size of the hose so that it fits your installation