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United Flexible Expanding Product Sales to Current Customers

United Flexible’s Aero Engine company “Kreisler” has been supplying rigid tubes and complex components to Engine manufacturers for over 50 years. Combining this long-term relationship and United Flexible’s expanded product offering and design capability, it was no surprise that when a leading Engine Manufacturer had an extremely challenging time sensitive requirement for high temperature hybrid flexible hose assemblies, that they…



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United Flexible Solves a Nuclear Dilemma

EDF Energy (https://www.edfenergy.com/ ) owns and manages a fleet of 8 nuclear power stations within the United Kingdom, generating over 9,000 Megawatts of electricity. Each of these stations is equipped with a nuclear camera that allows intimate inspection of the nuclear core by means of an umbilical based around a corrugated/braided flexible metallic hose assembly. United Flexible’s UK operation has…



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US Hose Turns Up the Pressure

An aerospace company needed to increase the system pressure on their high-pressure test stands. Previously, US Hose Corporation had solved a similar problem for this company when they increased pressures in their 3” lines from 800 psi to 1200 psi. Subsequently the company found the increasing demands of the market required more stringent and higher pressure testing. So once again,…



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High Pressure Problem With an “Ultra” Solution

An oil well service company was struggling to find a reliable product for high-pressure nitrogen service. Service truck operators had to piece together short hoses to assemble 100 feet lengths. Moreover, the abrasion protection on the hoses they were using frayed endangering the operator’s hands as they delivered product. None of their suppliers were able to solve their hose problem.…



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AmniTec Innovation Gives Kutting an Edge

The phone rings. You pick it up and a potential client asks you if your company can make something that no one has made before, to be used in conditions so extreme that no one has been able to make a product that can stand up to the challenge. Quick… what do you say? David Puddy of United Flexible’s UK…



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Corrugated Hose—Look At What You Don’t See

Corrugated hose withstands pressure. This is due to the stainless steel wiring use which is braided over the hose. Either single-braiding or double-braiding is used depending upon the working pressure involved. Not only is pressure containment important but chemical compatibility as well as flexibility is equally important in the design of these high-end hoses. Pressure containment means the hose is…



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Watch Videos of NASA Astronaut Terry Virts at US Hose Corporation

NASA Astronaut Terry Virts visited and spoke at US Hose Corporation in Romeoville, Illinois. US Hose created a custom made twenty five foot flexible metal hose to assist astronauts in the International Space Station in adding a new module to the station. The football field size space station uses US Hose hoses to carry nitrogen and oxygen so astronauts can…



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NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Visits US Hose Corporation

Colonel Terry Virts of the US Air Force visited US Hose Corp Romeoville on April 4, 2013, as part of the Space Flight Awareness Program in conjunction with The Boeing Company. Virts was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavor Mission STS-130 and will be part of Expeditions 42 and 43 to the International Space Station in November 2014. On…



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Flexible Metal Hose on International Space Station

US Hose Corp has developed special braided metallic flexible hose assemblies for use on the International Space Station. The hose will be part of the Nitrogen-Oxygen Recharge System, or NORS, which generates oxygen and nitrogen and stores them for later use. Oxygen and nitrogen, which are necessary for crew consumption as well as system operations and experiments aboard the space…