Silicone hose has a very wide range of applications. Today, we will explain its relevant applications in the automobile industry. Silicone is the medium of choice for many hoses that connect various working parts of the car. It makes a contribution to keeping your car’s engine and other important systems running. This article will tell you from five aspects.
- Shiny colors
If appearance is important to you and you want things under the hood to look shiny, bright, and clean, you’ll be happy with all the beautiful colors and textures of the silicone hose!
- Corrosion resistance
Silicone hoses used in coolants and other liquids have one very important property: they hold up well and resist corrosion even when caustic chemicals flow through them. Silicone may not handle all caustic chemicals, so if you are unsure whether it is suitable for your particular application, check with the manufacturer first. Silicone resists lower levels of corrosion, like you find in engine coolant.
Silicone radiator hoses are very easy to install or replace and look great (we’ve already established that looks matter!). Can be fixed in place with the correct type of hose clamp.
Silicone coolant hoses are not only suitable for standard automotive engines, but also for large diesel trucks and large heavy equipment.
- High temperature resistance
Different types of silicone hose have different uses; Some hoses are specially designed and manufactured to withstand very high temperatures. Many silicone hose products can easily handle up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, even in continuous operation.
Professional hoses can tolerate temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit! Needless to say, this is very useful in the high temperature environment of a car engine.
- Flexible and adaptable to small Spaces
Silicone hoses are known to be very flexible. Whether for general automotive use or in manufacturing and industrial applications, they are a good choice when you need to connect parts and systems but don’t have much room to do so. There is very little room for the engine, and very little room for gaps within the body and frame. In order to be able to fit a connector hose in these narrow Spaces, it is important that the hose be flexible enough to bend without breaking.
- Strength and durability
Silicone coolant hoses and other variations of silicone tubing are resistant to many environmental factors and physical stresses.
Here are some of the obstacles that silicone hoses can resist:
Cracking due to excessive stress or vibration
Aging – Silicone is very durable
Physical pressure because silica gel is flexible
Moisture, including steam
The high temperature
Corrosion by various chemicals
The sun is sometimes a harmful ray
With so much on offer, it is no wonder that silicone hose is the preferred plumbing medium of choice for a wide range of automotive applications.