Flexible Connector Model F/F/R
This flexible connector is lined with SILOFLEX® elastomer to combine the sound and vibration dampening qualities of rubber with the higher pressure characteristics and longer cycle life of stainless steel hose and braid.
The SILOFLEX® liner prevents the convolutes from collecting dirt and debris, which cause pressure to drop, loss of flexibility, and reduce cycle life. It redistributes stresses over the interior surface. The SILOFLEX® liner insulates and protects the stainless steel hose from chloride corrosion and stress cracking.
The entire wetted surface is silicone, extending through the flanges and forming an integral gasket. Friction loss and turbulence are reduced to approximately that of plain pipe; only ¼ that of convoluted bellows. The system pressure sees the cylinder formed by the SILOFLEX® liner rather than the entire convoluted hose inner surface.
BENEFITS • Isolate vibration • Relieve stresses • Control noise • Absorb motion • Minimize thrust • Accomodate misalignment • Reduce maintenance • Protect equipment