Sinopulse Group is specialized in manufacturing hydraulic hoses, and we also supply industrial hoses, in our latent mind, a question maybe appear what is the difference between hydraulic and industrial hoses, in this article, we will dive into their respective features in the aspects like definition, application, size, pressure, assembly, and so on.
Definition of hydraulic and industrial hoses
The industrial hose has the core word “industrial”, it indicates its application scenarios and is involved in all industrial applications, such as construction, plant, agriculture, mining, forest, etc. in our company, the industrial hoses we offer are mostly made of rubber, of course, in order to meet client’s requirement, some plastic hose is supplied either.
The hydraulic hose has the core word “hydraulic”, it’s a narrow concept in contrast the the former, the function of the hydraulic hose is obliged to convey hydraulic power by means of pressurized hydraulic fluid. The hydraulic hose which is combined with other hydraulic components integrates the system to fulfill periodic tasks.
As mentioned above, hydraulic hoses are only a part of some equipment with an actuator that conducts periodic motion. the media in the inner tube of the hydraulic hose can be petro-, water-, lubricate， emulsion-based hydraulic fluid. the hydraulic hoses are mostly used from zero point several meters to a few meters.
Relatively, industrial hoses have wider applications than hydraulic hoses, they are often specially named due to their respective usage. they tend to transport steam, cement, gas, oil, fuel, resin, sand, hot tar, nitrogen, and thousands more from one point to another, they extend distances between several meters and dozens of meters, or even longer.
As often as not, industrial hoses have far lower working pressure ratings than hydraulic ones, correspondingly the safety factor of the former is lower than the latter, for instance, the working pressure of industrial hoses ranges up to 300psi in most, however, the hydraulic hoses mostly range from 1000psi to thousands of psi in working pressure rating.
The safety factor of hydraulic hoses is 4:1 which is stipulated considering the hazard in an explosion accident under such high pressure. however, the safety factor of industrial hoses is 3:1 or even lower.
The nominal diameter of the hydraulic hoses generally ranges from 1/4″ to 2″, since the hydraulic hose is meant to transfer hydraulic power, the flow capacity and the recommended velocity shape the dimension.
However, the diameter of industrial hoses generally ranges from 1/4″ to 8″, because their mission is used to transport gas, liquid, or powder from one point to another, how large the diameter is is up to their requirement.
The temperature of the hydraulic media in the inner hydraulic tube ranges from -40°F to 212°F for rubber materials, special rubber hydraulic hoses can be made up to clients’ needs like in extreme cold use.
However, depending on the application, the temperature rating of industrial hoses varies widely as well, on some special occasions may need to handle steam up to 450°F.
The hose assembly is referred to the hose and its coupling at the two ends of the hose. how the couplings are fixed to the hose end differs between hydraulic hoses and industrial hoses. Hydraulic hoses sustain high pressure, and most of the hydraulic fittings are crimped on the end with an exclusive machine.
The hydraulic fittings normally fall in JIC, NPT, SAE, BSP, Metric, and JIS standards in thread type， They are generated exclusively for hydraulic application.
However, due to their lower application, industrial hose couplings may be crimped, swaged, clamped, or even banded.
Industrial couplings vary widely in availability as well, thread type, configuration, material, and connection method. It is common to see steel, iron, brass, stainless, or even plastic coupling for industrial hoses.
As a professional hydraulic hose manufacturer, Sinopusle Group supplies both hydraulic hoses and industrial hoses, and most of them are made of synthetic rubber, in addition, we offer hydraulic fittings, rubber hose couplings, adaptors, and so on, and we are devoted to hose and connection.
From the description above, I think you can figure out the difference between hydraulic and industrial hoses, all these maybe give you some inspiration and build up to your insight about rubber hoses, after all, if you have some questions or requirements, you can contact us any time, reply on time are ensured with us.