Metal hose, especially stainless steel hose is commonly used in every industries. Because i has great properties. In the meantime, the storage conditions are not that strict compared with plastic and rubber hose. However, it not means you can store the metal hose anywhere or in any conditions. Thus let’s talk about the storage of metal hose next.
Focus on these questions when store metal hose:
1. Never store the metal hose together with irritant chemicals. You also can’t make the metal hose expose to the volatile gas. Because these will corrode it. Besides the chemicals, you have to keep the hose away heat resource because high temperature may change the mechanical property.
2. The temperature of the warehouse should be 0-35℃. While the humidity should be less than 100. Moreover, there should not be sunlight shoot the hose directly. Ventilation is important a well.
3. Metal hose can store in a loose condition. But the bending radius should be at least 15 times of the hose diameter.
4. Store the metal hose according to material , type and size. Otherwise it will be hard for you to pick out the one you need.
5. There should not be ozone or some equipment that produce ozone. For example, the mercury vapour lamp. Besides, other equipment that cause electric and corona can’t in the warehouse.
6. In order to prevent the distortion, the stack of of hose should not be too high. Normally it should not higher than 1.5 meters. What’s more, you should use the hose regularly during the storage period .
7. As for the storage period, it could not be too long. Normally the storage validity is 2 years, otherwise it will be age. Then the hose may turn to bad quality.
8. Keep the machine and sharp things away the hose to avoid accident damage.
Above are the questions you should pay attention to for the metal hose storage. If you have any other questions, please just contact OrientFlex. We are a professional manufacturer of hoses and have our own storage system. Thus we can offer you the best solutions for storage. Contact us now.