Jargon Buster

Jargon Buster

Nippleless Flange

Nippleless Flange

Compact flange at the end of a hose, fully embedded in rubber, using a continuous inner liner and integrated gasket.
This creates a perfect seal between conveyed product and hose structure, resulting in a hose that survives harsher conditions for longer.

Nipple Flange

Nipple Flange

Most common type of flange, using a stiff metal connector at the end of a hose, Binding steel wires fix the nipple flange to the hose body structures.
Alternative flange: Nippleless.

Dual Carcass

Dual Carcass

Hose built with two independent carcasses made of steel cable layers which function independently.
The first working carcass provides internal pressure resistance, while the reinforcement carcass provides resistance to bending and tensile loads and stresses as well as protection of the main carcass from the external environment.

Double Carcass

Double Carcass

Hose built with carcass made of a textile layer and steel helix reinforcement, forming a single carcass.
The Double carcass consists to an additional carcass above the first, and a leak detection system (LDS) in the event of failure in the first carcass.
The second carcass contains oil in the event of a failure in the first.

Integrated Bend Stiffener

Integrated Bend Stiffener

IBS stands for Integrated Bending Stiffener : IBS is a built in bending stiffener fitted at the end of a hose at the manifold - the hardware to which the hose connects, or at all connections between hoses. The bending stiffener protects the end of the hose from bending too much, and provides a smooth transition of bending stiffness by gradually increasing the outer diameter from the central area to the flange.

FKM

FKM

FKM refers to the 'fluoroelastomer' category according to ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) when classifying materials. This type of rubber is resistant to heat and resists chemcial reactions. Hence, it is particularly suitable as the inner liner of a marine hose when handling corrosive fluids like high purity acids. They also presents a very low gas permeability and excellent resistance to oils.

PU cover

Orange PolyUrethane “PU”

Orange PolyUrethane “PU” is an extra anti-abrasion outer cover for the floating and submarine hoses which reducing repairing due to wear and cuts in operation.