G573 Chlorobutyl Steam
Chlorobutyl rubber has excellent heat resistance and is less permeable to gases than other synthetic rubbers. These characteristics provide for a steam hose with improved life expectancy. Not only does the tube compound not age so quickly, but it absorbs much less steam. When steam hoses cycle from hot to cold, the steam that has been absorbed into the steam hose tube condenses. When it is suddenly re-heated, the water can vaporize and cause tiny "explosions" into the tube. The result is an effect called "popcorning" where the hose bore appears to have bubbled. Chlorobutyl rubber has improved resistance to this effect. Only G29 series ground joint or G23 series male NPT stems should be used to couple our G573 Chlorobutyl Steam hose. Always use G29C series interlocking clamps to prevent stem blowout.
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