Mastering Hose Safety Standards with NovaNox®


Relevant Hose Standards for Safety and Efficiency

Understanding and implementing hose safety standards is crucial for securely using hose assemblies. At NovaNox®, we're not just a product provider but your partner in hose solutions, dedicated to ensuring your operations are safe, efficient, and compliant with industry standards.


The NovaNox® Advantage: Safety, Efficiency, and Trust

By relying on NovaNox® norms and standards, you're investing in more than just compliance; you're gaining clear competitive advantages. Our standards are designed to foster efficiency, build trust, and, most importantly, ensure safety. This adherence doesn't just enhance operational integrity; it leads to significant cost savings.


Explore Standards with NovaNox®

We invite you to view an overview of the application of standards and the different standards spearheaded by NovaNox®. Understanding these standards is fundamental to any entity eager to excel in operational safety and efficiency.

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Understanding Electrical Conductivity in Hoses


  • Electrically conductive: < 106 Ohm/meter
  • Antistatic: 106 to 109 Ohm/meter
  • Insulating: > 109 Ohm/meter


The Importance of Electrical Conductivity

When hose assemblies convey liquids and solids, they can become electrostatically charged, leading to potential hazards such as sparks or performance impairment. To mitigate these risks, hose assemblies must be grounded. Properly designed hose assemblies prevent sliding stem bunch discharges, corrosion, sparking, and pinhole effects.


Guaranteeing Safety with NovaNox® Standards

To uphold the highest safety and efficiency standards, NovaNox® hose assemblies are rigorously tested for electrical conductivity. This is achieved through a specialized mixture of hose materials and the integration of metallic conductors or strands, ensuring precise adaptability to complex geometries.

NovaNox® adheres to the chemical hose standard EN 12115:2011, differentiating between Ω-hoses and M-hoses based on their materials and conductivity properties. Both hose types are suitable for use in explosive environments, complying with European regulations that mandate a resistance not exceeding 109 Ω.


Applications of Electric Hose Assemblies

Conductive hose assemblies are used extensively in machines, vehicles, and plant engineering, particularly in transporting chemicals, solvents, paints, oils, and other potentially abrasive media. They are vital in tank trucks and wagons, specialized vehicles that transport substances under high pressure.


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Need a custom, electrically conductive hose assembly? NovaNox® specializes in bespoke solutions tailored to your specific installation requirements. We're your dedicated partner throughout the product lifecycle, helping you develop optimal hose assemblies. Don't compromise on electrical conductivity standards; consult our experts for comprehensive guidance.

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Electrical Conductivity in Hose Assemblies: Safety and Efficiency

Importance of Proper Rubber Storage

The longevity and performance of rubber and silicone products, such as NovaNox® silicone hoses, hinge significantly on appropriate storage practices. Adhering to DIN 7716 guidelines for storing, maintaining, and cleaning rubber products is essential. Despite their resilience to extreme conditions, the service life of materials like silicones and NBR can diminish due to improper storage.


Optimal Storage Conditions

Ideal storage conditions include a temperature range of approximately +5°C to +20°C, with a lower limit of -12°C. The environment should be dry, cool, moderately ventilated, and as dust-free as possible. Products should be stored in polyethylene bags, known for their resistance to temperature and pressure, to maintain material integrity. However, storage times for materials like NBR, HNBR, EPDM, FKM, and VMQ should not exceed their recommended durations.


Understanding DIN-7716 Standards

DIN-7716 outlines internationally recognized guidelines for elastomer storage, ensuring protection against environmental factors that can cause excessive hardening, softening, permanent deformations, or surface damage. An excellent, dry, dust-free, and moderately ventilated storage room is ideal, with a relative humidity below 65%. Protection from direct and intense artificial light, especially ultraviolet, is crucial.


Chemical Influences and Physical Integrity

Rubber products must be shielded from ozone and chemicals like solvents, fuels, or acids. Storage without tension, pressure, or metal contact prevents deformations or cracking. Products can be powdered with safe materials like whiting, talcum powder, mica powder, or rice starch for added protection.


Maintenance and Expert Consultation

Regular cleaning with gentle agents like soap or sodium carbonate solution preserves the quality of rubber and silicone products. Avoid using aggressive substances or sharp objects for cleaning. Adherence to DIN-7716 ensures the durability of your NovaNox® silicone hoses. For further inquiries or if you require high-quality hose assemblies, don't hesitate to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our experts.

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Guidelines for Rubber and Silicone Storage: Preserving Quality and Longevity