Custom Metal Hose Assemblies
When a flexible metal hose assembly is required, let Flex-Weld, Inc. be your supplier of choice.
Our flexible metal hose offers high strength, resistance to high and low temperature extremes and superior corrosive resistance in a variety of harsh media. Our hoses are designed to absorb vibration, correct for misaligned piping, and couple moving parts, machinery and/or equipment.
Flexible metal hoses provide the added benefit of reducing stress and strain associated with critical equipment and/or piping. At Flex-Weld, Inc., our hoses are manufactured from thin gauge metal coils that feed into tooling and result in a precision-welded tube form. The welded tube is then run through corrugators to produce a metal hose with maximum flexibility. A secondary proprietary operation sets the final configuration and optimizes fatigue life.
Our hoses can be supplied in diameters ranging from 1/4" through 16" and composed of alloys which include: bronze, stainless steel, Monel, and Inconel.
We also offer an outer woven metal wire braid to reinforce the corrugated hose and increase the pressure-carrying capacity of the overall assembly. The braid fits tightly over the hose and is welded securely to its ends. Additionally, the outer braid protects the inner hose from abrasion and helps to dampen vibration. If additional protection is required, an outer interlocked hose can be added as an external guard to protect the braid and hose elements. Typically, alloys used for braiding are similar to the underlying hose but, can differ for each application. Each size of hose has a maximum pressure rating which varies depending on single or double thickness of the braid.