In many applications involving fluid transfer the use of rigid pipe introduces severe limitations which can be overcome by the use of layflat hoses, such as the speed of deployment and retrieval, storage footprint and changing topography.
Additionally, the reduction in the number of joints delivers environmental and cost saving benefits, and the ability to install certain products without the use of cranes brings significant health and safety benefits.
Layflat hoses can be used for a wide variety of applications, including mining, military, ship to shore, oil and gas, agriculture, and water transfer, and have a number of advantages over conventional rigid polyethylene, PVC, glass fibre or steel pipes.
Faster deployment and retrieval
As layflat hoses come in long continuous lengths, they can be quickly deployed and retrieved using light duty trailers, flaking boxes or power-driven reels.
Their high flexibility and kink resistance allows natural ground contours to be followed without putting stress on the pipeline and eliminates expensive path-cutting work. Furthermore, fewer joints and faster
connections mean reduced labour and equipment costs.
Easier to store and transport
Layflat hoses are lightweight and their small storage footprint reduces transport, and handling requirements and costs. These features offer improved accessibility to more challenging locations.
Low operating costs
Layflat hoses have superior hydraulic performance with lower pressure loss for efficient pumping. They swell in use up to 10 per cent beyond uncharged diameter at maximum operating pressure, enabling more fluid to be pumped.
Longer service life
Layflat hoses are capable of operating continuously at high pumping pressures with minimal maintenance in even the harshest environments. They are tough and durable with exceptional resistance to abrasion and cutting for use on a wide variety of ground conditions.
They have unsurpassed resistance to weathering, suffer no corrosion or scaling, and are resistant to heat, fuels, chemical, ultraviolet, ozone, weathering, hydrolysis and microbiological attack.
Maintenance and repair can be completed in a fraction of the time required for rigid pipe, reducing labour and equipment costs in addition to reduced downtime.
The flexible pipelines solutions provider
Angus Flexible Pipelines is a global leader in providing fluid transfer solutions to a wide range of applications. At the heart of these solutions is Angus layflat hose, which has been instrumental in the successful running of numerous operations in the harshest and most challenging environments globally.
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.
With a global network of distributors and a dedicated Technical Support Team, Angus Flexible Pipelines can help you to identify and develop long-lasting, tailor made solutions to match the specific needs of your business.
For over 40 years Angus Flexible Pipelines has invested in research and development and customer service.