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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