The advantages of flexible tubes

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The advantages of flexible tubes

The correct combination of a tube and a fitting is a process that should not be underestimated, as choosing the right combination will affect the entire operation of the system and the work that will be carried out through the tube. 
Flexible tubes are currently used in various industrial sectors, due to their great functionality and the many possibilities of use. The performances that can be obtained through flexible tubes are of an excellent quality. These tubes are usually made with plastic, PVC, polyurethane and silicone.
They are hygienic and are therefore often used in industrial sectors such as food and pharmaceuticals.
Other areas in which flexible rubber tubes are consistently used are the chemical, mechanical, construction and cosmetics industries.

Specific features and uses

Flexible rubber tubes are very light but no less resistant. These are usually conductors of substances and liquids of different types, for example, fuels. Hoses are tested and trialled in order to transport substances inside them at low or high temperatures. They enable connection to hydraulic components, allowing the correct flow of the fluid inside. The inside of the tube is made by overlapping several layers that give the object characteristics of resistance, but without affecting its lightness and flexibility. Depending on the work to be carried out, the tube will be more or less reinforced, to ensure maximum efficiency at all times.

More specifically, products that will need to come into contact with gases will have an internal tubular structure made of austenitic flexible stainless steel, which must meet certain characteristics in order not to corrode. In addition, this type of steel does not undergo variations caused by temperature, thus ensuring that the tube keeps its properties completely intact.

The outer rubber structure is very ductile: they are perfect tubes for work where the flexibility of the object is demanded and is essential. Another specific feature of this type of tube is having a long service life.

Fuel tubes

Some rubber tubes are specifically used to transport petrol, fuels or vehicle oil: all substances that have a temperature of between 5° and 60°. These types of tubes are characterised by medium flexibility, which means that they can be easily used and transported without bending or flattening. They are mainly used during the loading and unloading of petrol. The inner surface of these fuel tubes is smooth so that the liquid flows quickly and as smoothly as possible.

MPT produces turned parts that are applied in the field of flexible tubes that are used for many of the uses described above. All the materials we manufacture comply with the main European standards and certifications necessary for complete safety.