Rubber hoses are a series of flexible hoses that adopt rubber as the raw material. Rubber hose has various types like air hose, water hose, oil hose, food hose, etc. In general, it has a long service life. However, you should use and store it well. Otherwise it will age earlier. Worse more, it mail fail during the use. Thus you have to par more attention to the correct use and storage. While in the next part, I will show you some factors to focus on to store a rubber hose.
Temp and Humidity
The storage temp of rubber hoses ranges from 10℃ to 25℃. And you should never store the hose at temp above 40℃ or below 0℃. When the temp drops below -15℃, you must take some measures to protect the rubber tube. Besides, you should not store the rubber hose near sources of heat. Of course you should also consider the humidity. Because over high or over low humidity will cause bad effect to the rubber pipe. We Orientflex suggest that the humidity should not exceed 65%.
You should store the rubber hose pipe in a dark place away from direct sunlight or artificial light. Besides, if there are windows in the warehouse, screen them. This is because that the long term light shoot will cause the rubber degrade. Then it will reduce the performance of the rubber hose.
oxygen and ozone
You should use proper package or store the hose in an airtight container. Then this can prevent the hose from oxidation. Because ozone can corrode all rubber products. Thus warehouse must not contain materials that can generate ozone. These include high voltage equipment, motor or other materials that can ignite sparks or arcs.
This time, we learned some factors that can affect the storage of a rubber hose. But in fact, there are some other factors to consider. Thus if you want to learn more, just follow Orientflex. We will offer you more helpful knowledge.