Durability of Gates Mustang Acid-Chemical Hose

Posted by Gates industrial hose tip on 5/1/2013 to Products
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There are more than 1,500 acid-chemical solutions used in today’s manufacturing processes; and Gates Mustang® acid-chemical hose resists more than 950 of them. It’s rare to find a hose that can resist deterioration from so many acid-chemical solutions.

Case in point: A chemical recycling facility found itself replacing a 50mm I.D. acid-chemical hose every 2 months. The hose was in service 30 to 35 hours per week, transferring a wide variety of chemicals. The plant maintenance manager wanted longer hose life in this application, and after reviewing the options, chose Gates Mustang acid-chemical hose. By installing Gates Mustang hose, the plant more than doubled hose life, reducing maintenance and replacement costs accordingly.

Gates Mustang hose uses modified, cross-linked, polyethylene tube material for high resistance to acid-chemical solutions and a tight seal with stainless steel fittings. Mustang is also reinforced with a steel wire helix which provides full suction capability and allows routing in tight spaces.

Always review the Gates chemical compatibility chart or contact an engineer before choosing a chemical hose.
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