When it comes to choosing the correct type of hoses for aircrafts or vehicles the quality is often over looked when presented with a great bargain. These types of situations are often the breaking point to a malfunction mid operation. The two most common hoses in the industry are either fabricated from rubber or Teflon. Both hoses have significant qualities that make each of them a better choice for precision type work.
Rubber has been a prime material for agile hoses on the market and used most aviation uses. Rubber Is most commonly used in small compartments that Teflon can’t reach. Rubber can with stand a higher PSI at 3000 and appose to PSI to Teflon that is only able to 1500. In being able to with stand these higher types of PSIs that aircrafts emit rubber hoses are most efficiently used in hydraulic type areas. Rubber is made with reinforcement material known as Buna N which is synthetic rubber or a combination that is known as HSP the main factor to be able to withstand higher temperatures.
On the other hand, Teflon is a better choice for different type of aviation components that aircrafts also utilize. Teflon is used for more commonly used for minimal type work. Teflon is a material that does not have a shelf life which is one of the main reasons why operators choose it. Although, Teflon has an unlimited shelf life it is advisable to be aware that it does not have unlimited “on- aircraft life.” What may be a common misconception with Teflon would be thinking that it will last forever but not all the material In the entire hose lasts forever. The Teflon hoses are reinforced with other materials to help it hold its shape while in use.