Helps Reduce the Risk of Tubing Failure in Fluid Transfer Applications
Southampton, Pa. — Silicone hose that is reinforced for enhanced pressure capabilities is available from AdvantaPure, the high purity products division of NewAge® Industries. Called APSH, its applications include those in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage, and other critical process industries.
“Silicone tubing that’s not reinforced has limited pressure capabilities” states David Schwass, AdvantaPure’s Director of Sales. “APSH is braid reinforced and addresses applications involving greater flow volume needs – those where the fluid path must handle a higher pressure rating than unreinforced tubing is able to. The braiding also gives the user a much higher safety factor if there’s concern that the pressure-handling ability of unreinforced tubing may be marginal for the intended application.”
An example is large batch or process fluid transfer. Connections between large containers full of liquid product that need to be transferred quickly call for a larger diameter tubing with a high volume flow rate. This process requires a braided silicone hose due to the pressure involved. When APSH is employed between the vessels, the risk of tubing failure, leaks and spillage is greatly reduced.
Another application example involves better bend radii. Braid reinforced hose like APSH won’t collapse or kink like unreinforced tubing can when it bends around or hangs from equipment. Silicone tubing can be relatively heavy, depending on size, and reinforced styles offer more support at curves and bends, reducing the possibility of kinking and flow interruption.
APSH hose is suitable for air transfer as well as fluid and works within a wide range of temperatures: ‑100°F (‑73°C) to 400°F (204°C). It resists compression set, chemical attack, ozone, radiation, moisture and environmental exposure. APSH is documented lot traceable with identification on bags and boxes and offers documented quality control as well. The hose may be sterilized by autoclave, SIP, CIP, or gamma irradiation.
APSH is clean room manufactured in the U.S. at NewAge’s solar-powered facility. The hose’s polyester braid reinforcement is encapsulated within walls of low-volatile-grade, platinum-cured silicone elastomer, and its core material is NSF-51 listed for use with food equipment. APSH has undergone extensive physical, chemical and biological testing and meets USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, ISO 10993, European Pharmacopoeia 3.1.9 and 3-A standards. The hose is certified free of animal-derived ingredients.
Sizes ranging from .063” through 1” nominal I.D. are stocked. Options such as special coil lengths and sizes, cleaning, packaging, and color tracer braid for identification purposes are available on a custom basis. A double-braid style (for additional durability) is also stocked.
For more information on AdvantaPure’s APSH reinforced silicone hose, contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: [email protected]; product-specific web page: http://www.advantapure.com/apsh-silicone-hose.htm.
About AdvantaPure and NewAge Industries
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use systems, manifolds, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing and fittings in the U.S., provides extensive custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. RFID systems, including gamma stable tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s new Verigenics® division. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.