We know that stainless steel is a great material with so many advantages as following:
- Stainless steel has high strength which is 3 times of copper hose and 8-10 times of plastic hose
- Toxic and safe. It can even be inserted into human body.
- Low coefficient of heat conduction and excellent thermal insulation properties which is 25 times that of copper pipe.
- Smooth inner tube. There will not incrustation after a long term use. Besides, the germs are hard to stick on the hose, so you don’t have to worry about the water quality.
- Corrosion resistant and long lifespan
- Simple and convenient installation.
- Healthy and eco-friendly.
- High pressure and impact resistance.
Stainless steel pipe has become the main pipe system in foreign countries like America, Germany and Japan. But it’s not common in China. Why? Here I list 4 reasons.
First is the price.
The price of stainless steel pipe is much higher than that of rubber hose, which could be 5-10 times. For small factory or end user, it’s really cost to much. Except property, price is very important to users, so they will make a balance between the price and performance. In another hand, not better than stainless steel doesn’t mean the rubber hose doesn’t work.
Second, user’s cognition
Some users may not believe the advantages of stainless steel pipe like nontoxic, no pollution healthy and eco-friendly. Besides, these advantages will be reacted after a long time, especially the healthy and eco-friendly.
Third, rubber and plastic hose have their advantages
Other plastic and water hose are common in the market. They are easy to produce and transfer, so in users’ opinion, they don’t have to change to stainless pipe.
Last, working conditions
Stainless steel pipe has certain professionalism. The pipe worker should have professional acknowledge to install this hose. Besides, the water pipe may used in complex conditions and the hose may not goes straightly. In another hand, sometimes the water pipe will be used outdoor, which require it easy to transfer and install. In a ward, rubber hose is more flexible and easy to operate.
These are the reasons that rubber hose sells better than stainless steel pipe. If you have any questions about water hose, just contact us. OrientFlex is an expert in hoses and will give you the best solution.