Are Convoluted Teflon Hoses Really A High-Cost Solution?

Convoluted Teflon Hoses are seldom recommended for routine pneumatic or hydraulic systems, but they dominate in tough industrial environments due to their characteristics, such as heat and cold resistance, non-toxicity, corrosion resistance, and extremely low permeability. Hoses made from Teflon can outlast ordinary thermoplastic or rubber hoses under virtually any operating conditions.

Although Convoluted Teflon Hoses have earned a reputation for outstanding performance under harsh conditions, there are many myths surrounding them. The most common belief is that they have a high acquisition cost and must only be purchased when other options do not meet the requirements.While it’s true that they are made of Teflon PTFE paste which is a premium material, they turn out to be a more cost-effective choice than conventional products when you look at total lifecycle cost.

When comparing Teflon hose acquisition cost and performance, several things need to be considered. As stated above, Teflon Braided Hoses outlast regular thermoplastic or rubber hoses under nearly any condition. The advantage is obviously greatest under the harshest conditions, but it is always there and is always significant. This aspect alone cannot justify the high acquisition cost of Teflon hoses, but there is a bigger price you may end up paying by choosing other alternatives. Consider the following to understand how you can avoid many additional costs by using Teflon hoses:

  • How much does the unscheduled downtime because of unpredictable hose failure cost you?
  • How much does contamination caused due tothe hose material cost you every year?
  • How much does it cost you to replace the costly boiler additives, which are lost to effusion through rubber/thermoplastic steam hoses?

Additionally, Teflon hoses can reduce the warranty costs for products, such as commercial/industrial coffee machines which receive very little maintenance from the end users. The bottom line is that like everything else; hoses must also be evaluated based on their net life-cycle cost and not just the initial purchase price. If viewed this way, Teflon hoses are a very cost-efficient option.

If you work in a tough industrial environment, you should look at using Teflon hoses for efficient operation. Seaway Fluid Power is one of the companies that you can visit to get high-quality and affordable hoses with Flexible PTFE Tubing. Other

than hoses, they specialize in pneumatics, instrumentation, hydraulic systems, hydraulic cylinders, stainless steel fittings, compressed air equipment, and fluid power products.

To learn more about Seaway Fluid Power and their wide range of products, feel free to visit You can also reach out to them @ 1-877-302-6283 (Toll-Free).

Seaway Fluid Power (SFP), was established in 1976. Based in St. Catherines, Ontario, SFPG provides its customers with quality fluid power products and services. SFPG carries an extensive parts inventory of fluid power products such as hydraulics, pneumatics, hose and fittings, stainless steel fittings, instrumentation and compressed air.

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