High-pressure industrial applications are placing more stress on layflat hoses. Whether jetting water in oil fracking or hydraulic mining through a hose, flow friction reduces pressure and leads to lower productivity. Loose-fitting layflat hose couplers and bends are a major cause of friction. The friction leads to a loss in pressure and flow velocity. The move towards layflat hose specifications and safety standards is allowing more field operations to get the fit right.
5 June 2020