Every hydraulic, industrial and refrigeration hose can be subject to:
That is why choosing a hose with a cover designed for your application is crucial. A typical hose consists of several layers vulcanized together. The cover, as an external layer, serves the following functions:
Cover for general purpose applications.
Cover for heavy duty environments (Weathering, Abrasion and Flame exposure): mining, off shore, roads, transportation, polluted environments, etc.
Cover for harsh abrading environments: mining, forestry, waterblasting.
Cover for outstanding abrasion resistance in localised positions with metal-to-rubber or rubber-to rubber contacts.
A special blend of mineral fillers, refractory materials and flame retardant additives has been engineered to provide the outstanding insulation and self-extinguishing properties of the GoldenGuard cover compound. This compound, dubbed BRICKOAT™, exceeds the requirements of API 16D whilst being free from asbestos and other fibrous materials which are known to be hazardous to human health.
This unique cover also guarantees the high standard of ozone and environmental resistance that you would naturally expect from a Manuli Hydraulics hose.