Company: Aeroquip Performance Products
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Durable Teflon Hose
When Rubber Is Not Enough, Teflon Stands Up to Contact with a Wide Range of Various Fuels and Additives
Everyone has heard of the good, better, best marketing
concept. It’s when a manufacturer
produces similar products that differ in levels of quality and features to meet
their customer’s demands. This can
be applied to almost every industry and the performance plumbing industry is no
In the performance plumbing world one of the leading factors
to determine a good, better, best hose is the fluid compatibility of the inner
tube. Today, with so many
different fuel options available it’s imperative to select the right hose based
on your fuel needs. Consumers have
grown accustom to buying CPE rubber inner tube hose and aluminum fittings for
their fuel lines but some mixtures and additives lessen the performance
advantages of rubber hoses and change the rubber compound characteristics.
Aeroquip Performance’s answer to fuel compatibility is
Teflon. Teflon carries an
excellent rating for just about any of today's fuel options. The physical
properties of the Teflon inner tube result in a net neutral effect when it
comes in contact with a wide range of various fuels and additives offering
benefits of longevity of the hose, especially if the vehicle is stored for
lengths of time.
Performance offers Teflon hoses and a matching fitting line that meet the
market's needs. Hoses are available in -3, -4, -6, and -8 size and the
engineered fittings are available in both a crimp and reusable style and
available in straight, 45º and 90º degree configurations.
In using Teflon versus a CPE rubber hose for fuel
applications, the installer should keep in mind a few things. The product can be somewhat stiffer,
the fittings can be slightly heavier and the installer will need to add a
compression sleeve during assembly.
One of the benefits of the Aeroquip Performance offering is
access to Aeroquip’s industrial hydraulics line up. The "industrial"
hoses include the larger Teflon products including the -10,-12, -16, and -20
size hoses and fittings.
There is a common misconception that Teflon hose and fittings
are more expensive than CPE rubber hose. In fact, Aeroquip Teflon hose is
actually priced very competitively with AQP Braided Stainless hose. Teflon
fittings are also priced competitively. Cost, compatibility and availability
make Teflon hose and the matching fittings an excellent fuel solution.
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