Hoses and Flexible Tubing - Swagelok

By: Brooks Valve & Fitting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Vacuum Service, End Connections

Swagelok offers a wide range of hose and flexible tubing products for a variety of fluid handling system needs.

Hoses are available factory assembled or as individual components—bulk hose and end connections—ready for field assembly. Core materials include stainless steel, PTFE, PFA, nylon, polyethelene, and Buna N rubber. A complete range of industrial and sanitary end connections is available.

Flexible tubing is available in stainless steel, PFA, and vinyl. Select types are available as factory assemblies.


  • Hose—multiple-layered flexible conduit
  • Tubing—single-layered flexible conduit
  • Static and dynamic applications
  • Vacuum service to working pressures up to 5000 psig (344 bar)
  • Temperature ranges –325 to 850°F (–200 to 454°C)
  • ECE R110-approved hoses available.

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Swagelok offers a wide range of flexible hose products for static and dynamic applications, including:

  • All stainless steel, convoluted-core metal hose
  • Smooth-bore PTFE and PFA core hose and convoluted-core PTFE hose
  • Nylon- and Polyethylene-core hose
  • Nylon-core hose for use with CNG
  • Rubber hose.

Many Swagelok hose products are available as bulk hose and end connections for field assembly, as well as complete hose assemblies produced by factory-trained technicians.

FM series hose exhibits strong performance in dynamic cycling applications and is commonly used in high-temperature vacuum applications and medium-pressure corrosive environments, or where permeation is undesirable. Standard and custom assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections


Core: convoluted 316L SS
Reinforcement: 316L SS braid
End connections: 316 SS
1/4 through 2 in.
Vacuum to 3100 psig (213 bar)
–325 to 850°F (–200 to 454°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, VCR® metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO® O-ring face seal fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings

 

FJ series hose is commonly used in high-temperature vacuum or general-purpose applications where permeation is undesirable. Custom assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: convoluted 316L SS
Reinforcement: 304 SS braid (316L SS available)
End connections: 316 SS
1/4 through 2 in.
Vacuum to 1600 psig (110 bar)
–325 to 800°F (–200 to 426°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, VCR­ metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, tube butt weld fittings

 

FL series hose is commonly used in high-temperature vacuum and general-purpose dynamic-cycling applications. Standard and custom assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: convoluted 316L SS
Reinforcement: 316L SS braid
End connections: 316 SS
1/4 through 2 in.
Vacuum to 3100 psig (213 bar)
–325 to 850°F (–200 to 454°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, VCR® metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO® O-ring face seal fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings
 

T series hose is commonly used where chemical compatibility and permeation resistance are desired. Select static-dissipative hose assemblies are approved to ECE R110. Standard and custom assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore PTFE
Reinforcement: 304 SS braid (316L SS and alloy 400 also available)
End connections: 316 SS
1/4 through 1 in.
Up to 3000 psig (206 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, female VCR® metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO® O-ring face seal fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) male flare fittings, sanitary flanges
 

Testing

Every Swagelok T series hose assembly is pressure tested with water for 30 to 60 seconds at 1000 psig (69 bar) or its maximum working pressure if less than 1000 psig (69 bar) to a requirement of no visible leakage at ambient temperature.

B series hose is commonly used where chemical compatibility is desired. Custom hose lengths and end connections are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Size
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore PTFE
Reinforcement: 304 SS braid
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections: 316 SS
1/8 in.
Up to 3000 psig (206 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, tube stubs
 

Testing

Every Swagelok B Series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage. Testing is performed at 1000 psig (69 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 1000 psig (69 bar).

X series hose is commonly used where flexibility and chemical compatibility are is desired. Optional carbon black-filled PTFE core is available for applications that require static dissipation. Custom hose lengths and end connections are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore PTFE
Reinforcement: fiber braid, 304 SS braid
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections: 316 SS
1/4 through 1 in.
Up to 3500 psig (241 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, cam and groove fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, vacuum flanges, lap joint flanges, I-line fittings

 

Testing

Every Swagelok X Series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage. Testing is performed at 1000 psig (69 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 1000 psig (69 bar).

S series hose is commonly used where where flexibility and chemical compatibility are desired. Optional carbon black-filled PTFE core is available for applications that require static dissipation. Custom hose lengths and end connections are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore PTFE
Reinforcement: fiber braid, 304 SS braid
Cover: silicone
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections:316 SS
1/8 through 1 in.
Up to 3500 psig (241 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, cam and groove fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, vacuum flanges, lap joint flanges, I-line fittings
 

Testing

Every Swagelok S Series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage. Testing is performed at 1000 psig (69 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 1000 psig (69 bar).


W series hose is commonly used where flexibility, chemical compatibility, and exterior insulating (hot/cold) cover are desired. Custom-length assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore carbon black-filled PTFE
Reinforcement: fiber braid insulating wrap, 304 SS braid
Cover: silicone
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections:316 SS
3/8 and 1/2 in.
Up to 1000 psig (68.9 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, lap joint flanges
 

Testing

Every Swagelok W Series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage. Testing is performed at 1000 psig (69 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 1000 psig (69 bar).

Swagelok convoluted-core PTFE hoses feature PTFE material that complies with FDA regulation 21CFR Part 177.1550, USP <88> Class VI, and 3-A. Carbon black-filled PTFE for static dissipation is available.


  • Coreflex C Series—300 Series SS Braid
  • Coreflex N Series—Carbon Black-Filled, Insulating Wrap, Aramid Fiber Braid

Additional Hose Products

Metal hose

Nylon hose for CNG

Nylon and polyethylene hose

U series PFA hose

Rubber hose

Smooth-bore PTFE hose

Coreflex C Series—300 Series SS Braid

C series hose is commonly used where high flexibility and chemical compatibility are desired. Static-dissipative carbon black-filled core is available. Custom hose lengths and end connections are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: convoluted PTFE
Reinforcement: 300 series SS braid
Cover: none standard; silicone optional
Collar: 300 series SS collar
End connections: 316 SS
1/2 through 2 in.
Up to 1500 psig (103 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, cam and groove fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, vacuum flanges, lap joint flanges, I-line fittings
 

Testing

Every Swagelok C series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage.

  • For hose assemblies 1 in. and under, testing is performed at 1000 psig (69 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 1000 psig (69 bar).
  • For hose assemblies over 1 in., testing is performed at 500 psig (34.4 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 500 psig (34.4 bar).

Coreflex N Series—Carbon Black-Filled, Insulating Wrap, Aramid Fiber Braid

N series hose is commonly used where flexibility, chemical compatibility, and a nonconductive braid are desired. Custom-length assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: convoluted carbon black-filled PTFE
Reinforcement: insulating wrap, aramid fiber braid
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections: 316 SS
3/8, 1/2, 3/4 in.
Up to 1250 psig (86.1 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, cam and groove fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, vacuum flanges, lap joint flanges, I-line fittings

 

Testing

Every Swagelok N Series hose assembly is pressure tested with water at room temperature for 30 seconds to a requirement of no detectable leakage. Testing is performed at 500 psig (34.4 bar), or 225 psig (15.5 bar) if an end connection is rated below 500 psig (34.4 bar).

Cleaning and Packaging

Every Swagelok PTFE hose component is cleaned in accordance with Swagelok Standard Cleaning and Packaging (SC-10). Each hose is bagged, as appropriate,.with the Certification of Compliance (Hose), Material Test Report (End Connection), and Proof Pressure Test Certificate.


Options

Options include fire jacket, armor guard, and spiral guard hose covers and hose tags.

Swagelok PFA hose is highly flexible, with a smooth-bore PFA core that complies with FDA regulation 21CFR Part 177.1550, USP <87, 88> Class VI, and 3-A. An optional carbon black-filled PFA core is available for applications that require static dissipation. Swagelok Coreflex U series hose is commonly used where high flexibility, chemical compatibility, and a smooth exterior cover are desired.


Additional Hose and PFA Flexible Tubing Products

Convoluted-core PTFE hose

Metal hose

Nylon hose for CNG

Nylon and polyethylene hose

Rubber hose

Smooth-bore PTFE hose

PFA tubing

Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore PFA
Reinforcement: 302 SS braid
Cover: silicone
Collar: 300 series SS
End connections: 316 SS
1/2 through 2 in.
Up to 300 psig (20.6 bar)
–65 to 450°F (–53 to 230°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, NPT fittings, sanitary clamps, tube butt weld fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, cam and groove fittings, tube stubs, VCR metal gasket face seal fittings, female VCO O-ring face seal fittings, ISO/BSP parallel thread fittings, vacuum flanges, lap joint flanges, I-line fittings
 

7R and 8R series hoses are designed for use in hydraulic applications where outgassing is a concern. Select 8R series hose assemblies are approved to ECE R110.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressure
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore nylon
Reinforcement: fiber braid
Cover: perforated black polyurethane
End connections: 316 SS and carbon steel
1/4 through 1 in.
Up to 5000 psig (344 bar)
–40 to 200°F (–40 to 93°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, male NPT fittings, male ISO/BSP tapered and parallel fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, universal globe seal, metric female swivel fittings

 

7N and 8N series hoses are designed for use with petroleum-based and synthetic hydraulic fluids where SAE nonconductive properties are desired. Hose passes electrical conductivity test of SAE J343/SAE J517.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressure
• Temperature Range
• End Connections


Core: smooth-bore nylon
Reinforcement: fiber braid
Cover: nonperforated orange polyurethane cover
End connections: 316 SS and carbon steel
1/4 through 3/4 in.
Up to 2750 psig (189 bar)
–40 to 200°F (–40 to 93°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, male NPT fittings, male ISO/BSP tapered and parallel fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, universal globe seal, metric female swivel fittings

 

7P series hose contains a polyethylene core material compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 177.1520 and NSF-51 for use with food, dairy, and water.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressure
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore polyethylene
Reinforcement: fiber braid
Cover: nonperforated blue polyurethane
End connections: 316 SS and carbon steel
1/4 through 1 in.
Up to 2750 psig (189 bar)
–10 to 150°F (–23 to 65°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, male NPT fittings, male ISO/BSP tapered and parallel fittings, SAE 37° (JIC) female swivel fittings, universal globe seal, metric female swivel fittings
 

With a static-dissipative smooth-bore nylon core, the NG series is designed for use with natural gas where static dissipation is required. Custom-length single, twin, and vent hose assemblies are available.


Specifications

• Materials

• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressure
at 70°F (20°C)
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore, static-dissipative nylon
Reinforcement: fiber braid
Cover: perforated black polyurethane cover
End connections: 316 SS
Spring guard: 302 SS
1/4 and 3/8 in.
5000 psig (344 bar)

–40 to 150°F (–40 to 65°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, male NPT fittings, male ISO/BSP fittings
 

Swagelok offers ozone-resistant, general-purpose rubber hose with push-on connections. Bulk hose and end connections are available for field assembly; custom assemblies are also available.


Additional Hose Products

Convoluted-core PTFE hose

Metal hose

Nylon hose for CNG

Nylon and polyethylene hose

U series PFA hose

Smooth-bore PTFE hose

Specifications

• Materials• Nominal Hose Sizes
• Working Pressures
• Temperature Range
• End Connections

Core: smooth-bore Buna N
Reinforcement: rayon fiber braid reinforcement
Cover: Buna N
End connections: 316 SS and brass
1/4 through 3/4 in.
Up to 350 psig (24.1 bar)
–40 to 200°F (–40 to 93°C)
Swagelok tube fittings, Swagelok tube adapters, male NPT fittings, male ISO/BSP tapered fittings, unions
 

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