In many applications involving fluid transfer the use of rigid pipe introduces severe limitations which can be overcome by the use of layflat hoses. The speed of deployment and retrieval, the small storage foot print and the ability to adapt to changing topography are just a few examples.
Additionally, the reduction in the number of joints delivers environmental and cost saving benefits. The ability to install certain products without the use of cranes brings significant health and safety benefits.
Layflat Hose Construction
The layflat hoses from Angus Flexible Pipelines are manufactured from high tensile synthetic yarns which are circular woven and then totally encapsulated in a tough elastomeric cover and lining. Different yarns and covers are used for different applications, but what they all have in common is exceptional strength and hydraulic efficiency.
Advantages over conventional rigid polyethylene, PVC, glass fibre or steel pipes
- Faster Deployment & Retrieval
Long continuous lengths can be quickly deployed and retrieved using light duty trailers, flaking boxes or power-driven reels. High flexibility and kink resistance allows natural ground contours to be followed without putting stress on the pipeline and eliminates expensive path-cutting work. Fewer joints and faster connections mean reduced labour and equipment costs. A comprehensive range of handling equipment is available.
- Easier to Store and Transport
Lighter and more compact for economical storage. A standard pick-up truck may be used instead of a flat-bed truck or fork lift. This reduces transport costs and enables direct routes inaccessible to larger vehicles and cranes to be taken.
- Low Operating Costs
Superior hydraulic performance with lower pressure loss for efficient pumping. Swells in use up to 10% beyond uncharged diameter at maximum operating pressure enabling more fluid to be pumped.
- Longer Service Life
Capable of operating continuously at high pumping pressures with minimal maintenance in even the harshest environments. Tough and durable with exceptional resistance to abrasion and cutting for use on a wide variety of ground conditions. Unsurpassed resistance to weathering. Suffers no corrosion or scaling. Resistant to heat, fuels, chemical, ultraviolet, ozone, weathering, hydrolysis and microbiological attack.
- Simpler Maintenance
Maintenance and repair can be completed in a fraction of the time required for rigid pipe. This means lower labour and equipment costs in addition to reduced downtime.