Trellex rubber hoses
Rubber slurry hoses are used for sections of slurry hose systems containing bends, differences in levels and unevenness. The flexible rubber hose can be easily adjusted to different lengths, or, to a certain degree, bent to requirements. For the recommended bend radius, see our catalogue Slurry Hose System Design Manual. The rubber hoses require support in the form of a support beam along the whole installation.
Rubber lined steel pipes
The rubber lined steel pipe is an alternative to the rubber hose for the straighter sections of the slurry hose system. The rubber lined steel pipe is available in 3 m, 6 m and 10 m lengths. The rubber lined steel pipe does not need an support beam, only supports at each end.
Bends are used in tight spaces, where the smallest bend radius of the hose is not enough.
Couplings and gaskets
Aluminum couplings are placed between the hose lengths, which give fully tight joints when combined with the steel tube reinforced rubber seals. The flexible rubber seals help compensate for the unevenness in the joints, while also protecting the couplings from direct contact with the slurry. The same type of couplings and seals are used for both rubber hoses and rubber lined steel pipes.