Categories for Hose Parts

What Type of O-Ring Material Is Right for My Application?

July 29, 2022

When it comes to choosing the right O ring material for your application, there are many factors to consider. Temperature range, chemical exposure, and abrasion resistance are just a few of the important considerations. This blog post will discuss the different types of O ring materials available and help you choose the right one for your needs. Types of O Ring Materials Many types of Orings materials are available on the market, each with its unique set of properties. The most common o-ring materials are: Nitrile (Buna-N) Nitrile is a synthetic rubber that offers excellent resistance to oils and chemicals.... View Article

What Exactly Does a Gauge Siphon Do?

March 16, 2021

Explaining exactly what a pressure gauge siphon does can be a difficult task, especially when explaining to the uninitiated. Basically, it can be summed up by saying it protects a pressure gauge from damage from steam or other hot pressure media. This piece of equipment is also called a gauge siphon, or a pigtail siphon (more on that curly nickname later). It prevents steam from coming in contact with a pressure instrument, which also helps prevent or reduce damage from rapid pressure changes. How does a gauge siphon work? Gauge siphons in San Jose, CA are also called coil siphons... View Article

Need Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings? We Have Them!

October 5, 2020

Over the last several weeks, numerous Californians have found themselves without a home as wildfires swept across the state. Even more residents felt the sting that raging, uncontrollable fires can have on our property and air quality. Each year, we get a reminder of the sheer power of Mother Nature to turn our world on its head. And, every year, even as residents evacuate to avoid risk, America’s first responders wade into the danger. You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to understand that a firefighter’s best friend is water—millions and millions of gallons of quick, running water applied... View Article

Clean Flanges Equal a Tighter Seal

August 18, 2020

It matters little how strong or reliable pipe flanges in San Jose, CA are if they are not clean. Dirty flange tips in San Jose, CA simply can’t seal tightly. If you want to achieve a tighter seal, you have to make sure your pipe flanges are properly cleaned. Here’s what you need to know about this process. Why flange tips need to be cleaned Several circumstances can cause flange tips to accumulate dirt and grime. Over time, this buildup will prevent the flanges from creating a tight seal. A common cause of this dirt is remaining residue from old... View Article

The Basics of Quick-Acting Couplings

August 4, 2020

Do your operations require frequent connecting and disconnecting of hose or tube systems? If so, you probably use quick-acting couplings (or you should). A quick release coupling in San Jose, CA is a valuable feature for this type of system. It saves time and improves productivity. Here are the basics to familiarize yourself with this helpful option. Design A quick release coupling in San Jose, CA is made of two parts. The plug, which is the male part, connects to the socket, which is the female part. These seal and lock together to provide a secure fitting. The two halves... View Article

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