A vertical loop has always been a very useful and popular hose configuration and is still used in small diameters. If the radius is generous and considerably larger than the minimum bend radius. (i.e.: Hose forced into an arc less than the minimum bend radius takes a permanent set.) The configuration can move in many interesting ways as sketched.
The degree of motion is dependent on the diameter, length of live hose and the radius. Hoses that are more flexible because of more corrugations per foot, will accept greater displacements for a given configuration.
It is not practical in the larger diameters as the bend radii become large and the configuration takes too much space, because of what is lost to the semicircle at the bottom. Typical bend radii are as follows for intermittent flexing. A fixed bend could be tighter.
Consult Mason Mercer with full location description as well as service conditions for higher pressure or temperature applications.
304 SS can be used up to 454°C in applications such as engine exhaust.
When using VFL products in copper or brass water or steam systems, dielectric flanges must be used on each end to prevent leakage from galvanic action.
· 15mm – 300mm
· Custom diameters up to 600mm
· Floating Flanges
· VFL – Floating Flanges
· CSAVFL – Floating Flanges – CSA Aprroved
· VMN – Threaded Nipples
· CSAVMN – Threaded Nipples – CSA Approved
· VGN – Grooved Nipples
· CASVWN – Weld Nipples – CSA Approved
· VCPSB – Copper Sweat Ends
· VCPSB-UL – Copper Sweat Ends – UL Listed
Please contact your Mason Mercer representative to discuss your requirement prior to ordering to ensure correct selection.