Flexible Metal Hose
Standard-flex and Super-flex
Convoluted Technologies stock both Standard-Flex and a Super-Flex annual corrugated metal hose, which is hydraulically formed from Stainless Steel 316 L grade strip, the inner tube shape allows the fully metal corrugated tube to bend, in un-braided configuration it could only withstand low pressures. The stainless steel 316 outer braids commonly single braid or double braiding provides the pressure capability.
Our stocked standard-flex and super-flex, convoluted metal hose and outer braiding is in stainless steel 316 grade, other grades and higher presser metal hose can be supplied on request.
A large diversity of end connections made from Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Copper or Brass in any possible configuration can be welded to the to the stainless steel braided hose assembly.
- Temperature range from -270 °C to + 816 °C
- Different grades of stainless steel to match chemical resistant properties
- The fully sealed corrugated metal tube allows no gas permeation through the hose wall making the product an excellent choice for industrial gasses and ultimate vacuum applications
- Metal hose has a unlimited shelf life
- Available in a range of sizes from 6 mm to 350 mm inside diameter
- All metallic hose is manufactured to ISO10380 standards by carefully selected suppliers
- The standard treaded connections are manufactured to ISO 10806 standard; Fittings for corrugated metal hose, flanges and pipe / tube components to their relevant standards custom made end fittings to customer’s special needs
The following additional services or certification should be taken into consideration by the customer at the time of quoting:
Hydrostatically strength / leak tested and certified to ISO 10380 standards
Nitrogen leak tested (Pneumatic test) certified to ISO 10380 standards (Maximum pressure 2 Bar)
Dye penetrant test to ISO 9712 standards level 2
Quick Vacuum test if none of the above has been performed.
Australian Gas Association (AGA): Convoluted Technologies Pty Ltd carries full certification approval for Flexible Metal Hose Assemblies to AS 4631-2005 Standard and Super-flex braided hose assemblies from 6mm to 50mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 2600 kPa and assemblies from 65mm to 200mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 1500 kPa. Carbon steel or stainless steel connections, must be treaded or flanged. Our certificate number is 6745.
Convoluted Technologies Pty Ltd carries a WaterMark licence to WMTS-520-2016 Technical Specification for the manufacturing of Flexible Metal Hose Assemblies used with heated water up to 90°C and cold-water supply applications above ground, that are accessible and not submerged. We are licenced to manufacture Standard-flex braided hose Assemblies from 20mm to 50mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 2500 kPa and assemblies from 65mm to 200mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 1200 kPa. All components must be 316 grade stainless steel. Our Water Mark licence number is 60120.
Convoluted Technologies Pty Ltd carries a ActivFire product certification for our Standard Flex STFL1 and STFL2 flexible metal hose to be used in fire protection applications. We are certified to manufacture Standard-flex braided hose Assemblies from 20mm to 50mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 2500 kPa and assemblies from 65mm to 200mm inside diameter with a maximum pressure rating of 1200 kPa. All components must be metallic carbon steel or stainless steel. Our ActivFire certificate number: afp-3795
EN10204 Metallic products types of inspection documents: type 2.1, 2,2, 3.1 or 3.2 certification, Inspection and Test Plans, Third party inspections, CAD drawings, CGA G4.1 Oxygen cleaning and many more customer specific requirements can be met.
Convoluted Technologies Pty Ltd has strategic supply partners who can manufacture custom made maritime type approved hose assemblies.
Just inform our sales staff at time of quoting the job.
Other Flexible Metal hose options
For unique applications Convoluted Technologies Pty Ltd can offer other product options outside our standard stocked range of metallic hose.
For example we can provide components in fully Stainless Steel 316, Monel 400, Hasteloy C276, Inconel 625, Bronze, Ultra Flexible Hose or Extreme High Pressure Hose.
Contact our sales staff if you have an enquiry about specialty products and unique applications.
We have a complementary range of alternative products on offer and carry some of these specialty items in stock – if we don’t have it, we can arrange to get it.