Gates Belts & Applications - Tips and guidelines written by Gates Industrial Engineers

Hose Selection - Cover

Friday, August 14, 2015

posted by Brent at 1:57 PM


A hose is generally made up of three components:

 1. Tube: The tube’s function is to contain the material conveyed.

 2. Reinforcement: The reinforcement of a hose is the hose’s muscle.  

3. Cover: The cover’s function is to protect the reinforcement and tube from environmental problems such as:

• Weather

• Ozone

• Abrasion

 • Temperature

• Chemicals

Refer to the “Chemical Resistance Table and Characteristics and Resistance Information for Hose Tube and Cover Compounds” of hose stock type chart in the Gates hydraulic catalog to help identify what Elastomer cover the hose needs.

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