Powaflex Suction Hose – The Solution

January 2018

Being a preferred supplier to the local mining industry Think Water Mudgee is no stranger when it comes to fixing and troubleshooting industrial water systems of all shapes and sizes.

A mine site in the Mudgee NSW local area contacted Leo Rheinberger from Think Water Mudgee with a large bore hose assembly problem. The problem is common in the industry and consisted of the repeated need to replace expensive flanges and foot valves on a bore suction line due to the parts being lost at the bottom of their dam, Leo was happy to supply a solution.

The mine site had attempted all clamping arrangements possible, including stainless steel strapping and bolt clamps on numerous 8” and 10” suction hoses but the solution continued to evade them.

Powaflex Suction Hose with built-in Flange

Leo worked with Think Water Preferred Supplier Advanced Industrial Products to come up with a solution and together they suggested that the Powaflex Suction Hose Range with integral flanged material handling would be ideal for this application. The flanges are built into the hose at the factory, which allows for full flow as well as preventing corrosion. One end of the hose has a floating flange for ease of installation. The main advantage however is that the built-in flanges do not come out of the hose under suction or pressure, resulting in a continually efficient flow.

Advanced Industrial Products (AIP) are a Think Water Preferred Supplier and one of Australia’s largest wholesale suppliers of quality hose, valves and fittings. Think Water stores work directly with the team at AIP to provide solutions such as this one.

Now all the suction lines are all working efficiently thanks to the Powaflex Suction Hose Range, the mine is happy to be saving money on the replacement parts, we can imagine there would be some nice hardware at the bottom of that dam.