Concrete Placement Hose
A concrete placement hose is a heavy-duty hose used to convey freshly mixed concrete from a mixing truck to the point of placement. The hose is typically made of a durable, abrasion-resistant material, such as rubber, and is reinforced with multiple layers of high-tensile steel or textile cords to withstand the high pressure and abrasive nature of the concrete mixture.
Concrete placement hoses come in various sizes, lengths and configurations to suit different types of concrete pumping operations. They can be made in a smooth bore, or a rough bore, depending on the type of concrete and the pumping conditions. Some hoses have a static dissipating tube, which is designed to reduce the build-up of static electricity that can occur in the hose during the pumping operation.
Concrete placement hoses are connected to the concrete pump, which uses a mechanical piston or rotor to pressurize and transport the concrete mixture through the hose. They are typically connected to the pump using specialized fittings and clamps that can withstand the high pressure and abrasive nature of the concrete mixture.
It is important to use the correct type of concrete placement hose and fittings for the specific job and to ensure that the hose is properly maintained and stored to prevent damage and prolong its service life. Also, it is important to ensure that the hose is properly cleaned after use, as concrete residue can dry and harden in the hose, making it difficult to use for future concrete pumping operations.