CHOOSING THE CORRECT WRAS APPROVED HOSE ASSEMBLY Leave a comment

As the UK’s largest manufacturer of bespoke braided hose assemblies, Hydraquip recognise the importance of supplying the correct type of hose for a variety of industries. Hydraquip’s Braided Hose Division supply a range of WRAS approved hose assemblies in four varieties, Non Toxic Rubber Hose, PEX (Cross Linked Polythene), FleXprotect & Aquavend.  

Hydraquip’s most popular range of WRAS approved hose is their stainless steel overbraided non toxic rubber assemblies, which are composed with a smoother bore than the standard EPDM rubber to lessen the build up of bacteria. Providing a appropriateness to be used in applications where potable water is present. These hose

assemblies, which meet the BSRIA specifications, are available in bore sizes up to 1” and in a large choice of end fittings such as traditional threaded males, females, female elbows and compressions are available as well as being part of Hydraquip’s made to measure service where hoses can be made to order to suit most requirements. 

For catering applications, Hydraquip offer the market leading Aquavend hose range which is also available in bore sizes up to ¾” and is part of their made to measure service. With a wipe clean finish and no dust build up, the WRAS approved polyester elastomer tube, textile braid and white PVC cover of these hose assemblies are suited to most catering applications such as vending, water coolers, ice machines and water softeners, and are available with a choice of plastic and brass end fittings. This type of hose can also be used in hospital and Health Service environments. 

In the UK Health Service Hydraquip’s WRAS approved PEX (Cross Linked Polythene) lined stainless steel overbraided hoses are a popular choice. Hydraquip’s Braided Hose Division manufacture hose assemblies with a stainless steel overbraided PEX (Cross Linked Polythene) tube, which are again available made to order to a customers specification  with a choice of plastic or brass end fittings including threaded, compression and monobloc. The properties of PEX make it an ideal choice when considering hoses for hospitals and health centres as these meet the required standards. Another benefit of Hydraquip’s PEX range is the flexibility when compared to other similar types of hose. In addition to the PEX hose, Hydraquip’s Flexprotect assemblies are also suited to the Health sector. FleXprotect hose assemblies are WRAS approved with the added benefit of having an antimicrobial liner along with a smooth white cover. The inclusion of Biomaster (antimicrobial) additive in the manufacturing process provides a permanent protection against harmful organisms giving added benefits for the end users.  

Hydraquip’s bespoke WRAS approved hoses are available on short lead times, with ex stock items available on a same day despatch. As well as WRAS approved hoses for drinking water, Hydraquip’s Braided Hose Division manufacture a wide variety of hoses for heating, plumbing, oils, to name a few.

For hose assembly enquiries please contact Hydraquip Rochester on 0845 260 4334 or email [email protected]

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