Air Hose

What is Air Hose, it’s Uses and Benefits

The function of air hoses is to transfer compressed air and gases from a certain point to another. It has industrial, agricultural, construction, and medical applications. These hoses are generally made of the following materials:

  • NBR (Nitrile Rubber)
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
  • PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
  • Silicone, etc.

We generally see stainless steel or polyester fabric braiding being used as reinforcement in these hoses to give them a longer life and to ensure their safety. For the purpose of air and gas safety, they must comply with many ISO, EU, and US standards.          

Gas and air hoses are separated into hoses for high and low pressure. The low-pressure hoses are used to transport gases like natural gas, acetylene, neutral gas, butane/propane mix, oxygen, etc. On the other hand, we use high-pressure hoses for functions like filling gas cylinders or emptying them.

Benefits of Using Compressed Air

With an air compressor, you can do much more than just spray painting, cleaning tyres, and inflating them. With the right tools, you can carry out multiple domestic and industrial chores like professional drilling, polishing, hammering, sanding, sawing, grinding, and more. Moreover, air manifold tools also offer valuable advantages over using the traditional power tools running on electricity. We list some of the advantages.

  • More reliable: Air tools come with lesser moving parts than their electronically powered counterparts. It means that the work is more accurate and maintaining them is a simple affair. With an electric motor being absent in an air tool, the risk of the operator receiving an electric shock is eliminated. It’s also safe to use air tools in environments with the presence of combustive gases in the air. They can also be used where there’s damp, water vapor, or water itself.
  • Easier to use: Air tools need no own heavy internal motor. It’s because these tools are run by compressed air. This compressed air is supplied by an air compressor present externally. As a result, air tools are more compact, and lighter, and they have a more ergonomic design. It means that the operator can use it longer without feeling fatigued. The compact design also makes it possible to use air tools in places with space constraints.
  • Increased productivity: As they are more versatile, more powerful, and easier to use, air tools make it possible to finish complex tasks more smoothly and efficiently. It’s because swapping one air tool with another is an easy and quick process that involves no hassles. Thus various activities like sanding, nailing, spray painting, and more can be done with much more speed and efficiency by using the right air tools.
  • More economical: When you use air tools over a long period of time and with continuity, you’ll find them using far less electricity than the mains-operated tools. Air tools have also proven to be more powerful in some applications where a higher degree of torque has been required for tightening or loosening a fitting. They are also less costly to buy. Replacing them is also less expensive than replacing conventional tools. As there are fewer components in air tools, they are less likely to be stolen.

Conclusion

Air tools are, therefore, far handier to use than their conventional counterparts. They are cheaper, easier to use, and also more efficient. Other advantages of using them include higher efficiency and productivity. They also happen to be more reliable. With their ergonomic design, using them is less exhausting. These simple tools have certainly made performing functions needing compressed air much easier.