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Issue Number 12 MAY 2010
Tubing & Hose Buying Tips
#12: Flammability

It can be challenging to make sure you’ve covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process. Have you considered all the elements involved with the application? Temperatures, chemicals, pressures, flexibility needs? In Tubing & Hose Buying Tips we’ll address common selection factors, one at a time, in each issue of extrusions.

flamabilityTubing and hose applications can involve high temperatures or electricity, leading to concerns about fire safety and flammability. How about your application?

Do you know what will happen to the tubing or hose if it catches on fire? Might it emit fumes? Self-extinguish? Is it non-flammable? It all depends on the material.

Some tubing and hose, such as that made from particular polypropylene formulas, meet burn ratings established by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Silicone tubing will self-extinguish, and fluoropolymer is non-flammable. Certain silicone and fluoropolymer formulations can withstand temperatures as high as 500°F (260°C) and are frequently used in electrically-associated applications (computers, appliances). But other tubing, such as that manufactured from the high-performance synthetic rubber Viton®, can release hazardous chemicals when burned.

Be sure to consider the likelihood of fire or burning when selecting tubing or hose for your particular application. If your supplier is unable to provide flammability data, evaluate the choices carefully and consider testing the product.

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We are your "Fluid Transfer Specialists®"
Contact Us For Experienced Technical Support:
Phone: 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300
Fax: 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190
E-mail:
psales@newageindustries.com

NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966-3817