|Columbia's Food and Beverage hoses are all custom molded to your exact specifications and are available in
NSF 61 and FDA compliant elastomers.
Food & Beverage EPDM Hoses
These hoses are ideal for food and beverage, dairy and other applications within a temperature range of -67°F to 302°F. Recommended for applications that demand both flexibility and ruggedness with a clean FDA compliant tube. The food grade EPDM tube is odorless and tasteless for those applications involving transfer of oily substances.
Food & Beverage Nitrile Hose
A high quality suction and discharge hose for food and dairy products, water transfer and hot CIP solution, it withstands temperatures of -67°F, to 257°F. Highly resistance to animal fat and vegetable oils.
Food & Beverage Silicone Hose
Our food grade silicone hose is available in a variety of different hose products to suit your particular applications. All of our food-grade silicone tubing is FDA compliant and can provide reliable service at temperatures ranging form -175°F to 482°F.
|General Hose Characteristics
Resistance to bacteria build-up and complies with FDA standards for use in food contact surfaces
Excellent resistance to chemical properties
Designed for suction or discharge applications
Odorless and tasteless cores allowing juices, beer and the like to remain pure
Offer hoses with built in reinforcement
Large range of working temperatures
Offer hoses with increased flexibility
Most rubber hoses have three layers, the inner most layer or the "tube", a layer of reinforcement, and the outer layer commonly referred to as the "cover". The inner most layer or tube has two functions: to contain the fluid being conveyed and to resist being broken down form that fluid.
If the fluid is going to be put under increased pressure the tube may need to be reinforced with either a fabric or wire. This reinforcement is often referred to as the second layer in most hoses, and can be seen in the image to the right. This reinforcement or "carcass" helps to protect the tube from internal pressure and outside forces