4 Things to Consider when Selecting Hoses for your Tire Curing Press
1. Type of Hose
When deciding on the type of hose you need for the tire curing press to work properly, you will need to know the following information:
- Temperature – We know this application will involve steam so we need a hose that can withstand high temperature conditions
- Pressure – We will need a hose that can withstand 250 PSI
- Media – Typically the media is steam, nitrogen and water
2. Installation Design
We need to make sure that when the hoses are installed they are the proper length. We do not want to exceed the bend radius of the hose and we want it to be a comfortable U-shape configuration.
There should also not be any extreme flexing at the end connections where a leak can form at the fittings.
3. End Fittings
The best way to avoid leaking end fittings with high pressures and temperatures are by using Double Ferrule Tube Fittings. The hoses should be installed with Tube Stubs and connected to Double Ferrule Tube Fittings.
4. Protective Coverings
It is important to keep your operators safe while these hoses are in service. The best way to do this is with a covering that can withstand the heat coming from the hose. This covering is typically made of silicone that can withstand extreme temperatures.
In closing, it is important to make sure you have the right hose and that it is installed in the right configuration in order to keep your tire mold process running smoothly and your operators safe.
If you have any questions, feel free to send us an inquiry online or call us at 1-800-234-3033 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.