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Issue Number 15 OCTOBER 2010
Tubing & Hose Buying Tips
#15: Consider Weight

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.

consider weightThe weight of a tube or hose can have a big impact on a final product. If you're designing for, say, the aerospace industry, weight can be critical. You need a product that will help keep overall equipment weight at a minimum but one that can handle the job.

The medical device industry is another that calls for crucial tubing and component decisions. Weight can affect the overall maneuverability of a finished product and, as with aerospace applications, balance must be carefully considered. Weight also impacts shipping and handling costs.

Tubing material, size, wall thickness, and reinforcement (if any) affect its heaviness. For example, a 100 ft. coil of NewAge's Superthane® unreinforced polyurethane tubing, 1" I.D. x 1-1/4" O.D., weighs about 21 lbs. A similar size and length of Nylobrade® reinforced PVC tubing weighs 35% more.

Multi-layered hoses—especially those incorporating metal reinforcement—can be quite heavy. Add metal fittings and clamps to form an assembly, and that increases the weight further.

The overall weight of the tubing, reinforced hose, and/or assembly components used in your application must be examined. You'll want to make sure you don't create a situation where a hose assembly's weight pulls on other components such as mating fitting connections. If your application involves a bulkhead, you don't want the assembly putting a strain on the entire system or structure.

Be sure to research and select a tubing product that meets your application's requirements but doesn't add unnecessary weight.

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