A layflat hose is a type of flexible, expandable hose used for the transfer of liquids and other substances. It is composed of a number of layers of synthetic fabric, which are reinforced with a spiral or helical winding of either wire, synthetic cord, or a combination of both. The layers of fabric provide increased strength, durability, and flexibility, allowing the hose to expand and contract to fit a variety of different uses.
Types of Layflat Hose
There are two main types of layflat hose, heavy duty and medium duty. The main difference between heavy duty and medium duty hose is their pressure rating. Heavy duty layflat hose is designed for higher pressure applications such as firefighting, whilst light duty layflat hose is designed for lower pressure applications such as agricultural irrigation. The heavy duty layflat hose is typically thicker and more durable, whereas light duty layflat hose is typically thinner and more flexible.
Hoses Direct's layflat hose range can be used for a variety of applications, including agricultural, construction, and firefighting. In agriculture, layflat hose is typically used for irrigation or water supply purposes. In construction, it is often used for drainage, sewerage, and delivery of concrete mixes. In firefighting, it is used to supply pressurised water to fire trucks.
Importantly the main advantages of a layflat hose is its durability, flexibility and lightweight. It is able to withstand extreme weather conditions and can be used in applications where other types of hose would fail. It is also very easy to store and transport as it can be rolled up and packed away easily.
Benefits of using laytflat hose
- Durable and Flexible
- Improved safety and efficiency
- Reduced setup and storage time
- Reduced water wastage
- Cost-effective solution
- Long-lasting and reliable
- Can be used in a variety of environments
- Easy to install and maintain
- Suitable for a variety of applications
- Resistant to temperature and weather conditions
Furthermore Hoses.co.uk offer a comprehensive range of layflat hoses for a variety of applications with next day delivery available on all stocked items. The ranges include heavy duty and medium duty layflat hoses used for irrigation, water supply, mining construction and firefighting applications. Large stocks of fittings are held in stock from camlock, fire instantaneous, lug and claw couplings. These are the most common within the industry with the option to securely fasten these with jubilee clips and clamps. These however can be supplied all as loose components to allow you to assemblies these together or Hoses Direct can also assemble these to suit your application.
In addition to this, Hoses Direct's knowledgeable customer service team is available to help guide you in your choice of hose and make suggestions to the type of fittings required to match your specification.