Aflex has been trying to introduce their patented externally convoluted, internally smooth bore hoses into the Aerospace sector for several years.
Flexibility and smoothbore: The PTFE liner is of a unique form with external convolutions to provide excellent flexibility, but a smoothbore to provide excellent flow and minimal pressure loss for a given size.
Aflex’s externally convoluted, internally smooth patented products main advantages.
• Better flexibility
• Improved flow rate
• Reduced weight
• Better effusion resistance
• Improved MWP/burst safety factors
By Way of example an application currently using a -16 typical compliant AS620 hose would achieve the same fluid transfer performance with an Aflex -12 equivalent. Using Aflex -12 product would yield a 48% reduction in weight, a 50% improvement in flexibility and 27% working pressure to burst improvement.
Safety and weight being critical design parameters for any Aerospace application. The additional flexibility would afford engineers greater flexibility when designing fluid transfer systems.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Jeremy Hudson
Type of entry: individual
Jeremy is inspired by:
To design and supply products to the highest standards possible as demanded by our customers
Patent status: patented