Fuel hose – PTFE vs rubber | BESTEFLON

Fuel hose - PTFE vs rubber

If you are researching what kind of hose material to use in your chemical transfer system, pump, or fuel system, it can help understand the benefits and differences between PTFE hoses and rubber hoses. Besteflon specializes in producing PTFE hose products.

PTFE hose vs rubber hose

Rubber hoses are very common in various pumping systems and chemical transportation, but they are not always the best choice. Rubber has various advantages, the most important of which is its affordable price. Rubber has a wide bending radius, oil and fuel resistance, and does not require a large number of accessories and angles to make a working system; however, rubber can penetrate some chemicals and release smoke. It has a high surface resistance and can reduce flow. It can be heavy. The decomposition rate of rubber is also much faster than that of PTFE. For these reasons, PTFE hoses are generally better.

Why use PTFE hose?

Polytetrafluoroethylene (or PTFE) hose is an excellent substitute for rubber hose. With proper manufacturing and housing, they can be very durable, and installing them into the system can be very simple. Although they do not provide the same range of elasticity as rubber, PTFE hoses are highly resistant to most chemicals, and they do not often release smoke, which is important for any kind of enclosed space. This chemical resistance also means that the decomposition rate of PTFE hoses is much slower than that of rubber hoses.

The surface friction of PTFE is also less than that of rubber, which means that the flow can be improved by using a PTFE hose. Rubber is easy to decompose at extreme temperatures, and PTFE is resistant to high temperatures, making it an ideal material for various industries.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of PTFE hoses and rubber hoses, or if you are interested in any of our services or products, please contact our sales team or send us an inquiry on our website

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Post time: Sep-11-2021