Peristaltic hose is to transfer liquid or fixed material. And the usage is really abroad. For example, it’s suitable for food transfer in food industry. In addition, it’s a necessary hose to deliver mud and slurry in tunnel. However, it has to fit many usages. Thus various hoses appear. Next, let me show you the general materials.
Silicone peristaltic hose
The main chain of silicone hose is silica and oxygen atom. Thus it can resist high and low temp as well as oil. Meanwhile, it’s the most popular hose in medical industry. To enhance the chemical and physical property, it will be vulcanized.
Silicone hose is smooth on inner wall. While it can be medical and sanitary grade. But refer to sanitary, the inner wall is uneven. Besides, it may react with some chemicals and change the color.
Rubber peristaltic hose
Rubber hose has various types. While these types are for different usages. It’s suitable for high pressure use. Because it has 4-8 reinforces like steel wire and high tensile yarn. It has better resistance to organic solvents than silicone. But it not good on other properties. Thus the price is lower.
In fact, such hose belongs to consumable. Generally, one hose can just serve about 1 month. Then you have to change a new one. But the hose from Orientflex can serve over 2 months. Because we absorbs advanced tech. Besides, we have an factory only for such hose. And it has been 10 years. Thus we have rich experience.
FKM hose is much better to transfer strong corrosives and solvents. However, the hose is very expensive.
In general, you should choose a proper one based on your usage. Of course, you have to concern the budget.