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The metal hose assembly designer must know what the hose will convey. Matching the application piping material is sometimes used as a guide in selecting the alloy for the metal hose. However, this practice does not necessarily mean that the alloy selected is suitable. Metal hose is manufactured from thin wall material and may not have the same total life as heavier wall tube or pipe of the same material. Some factors to be considered when designing metal hose assemblies include corrosion, abrasion and viscosity of the media conveyed.
OmegaFlex does not publish corrosion resistance data because of the many variables present in metal hose applications. Many reference materials are available and provide accurate corrosion data. The Corrosion Data Survey published by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) is considered to be one of the sources for corrosion resistance information.