Flexible hose assemblies

Pharmaline N and X

Overview

Pharmaline N and X

PTFE-lined hose for biotechnology and pharmaceutical fluid transfers

Designed to replace silicone rubber transfer hoses in pharmaceutical, chemical and food process fluid transfer applications, Pharmaline N and X hoses are smooth bore and withstand repeated autoclave cycles.

Features and benefits

  • Replaces silicone rubber hose in applications where total internal chemical resistance is required
  • Smooth bore for uninterrupted fluid flow and ease of cleaning
  • Very flexible, yet kink resistant with a natural or anti-static PTFE liner
  • Range of non-lined end fittings with laser etched ferrule for ultimate traceability
  • Fully encapsulated hygienic labelling system available
  • Assemblies suitable for COP soaking, CIP and SIP cleaning, and extensive autoclave sterilising cycles

Technical summary

Nominal bore size6.4 - 80 mm
Nominal bore size0.25 - 3 in
Outside diameter11.6 - 92.8 mm
Outside diameter0.456 - 3.654 in
Max. operating pressure80 bar
Max. operating pressure1160 psi
Certification3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), USP Class VI 
Bend radius19 - 350 mm
Bend radius0.75 - 13.78 in
BraidNone, Stainless steel 
CoverSilicone rubber 

Technical Summary table lists features available within the range. See ‘Specifications’ tab for model specific information.

Performance

Pharmaline N performance

Nominal hose bore size Actual hose bore size Helix wire Outside diameter of cover Minimum bend radius *Maximum working pressure Burst pressure Weight per unit length
in mm in mm in mm in mm psi bar psi bar lb/ft kg/mtr
1/4 6.4 0.260 6.6 - 0.460 11.6 3/4 19 1,160 80 4,641 320 0.11 0.17
3/8 9.5 0.382 9.7 - 0.610 15.5 1 25 1,015 70 4,061 280 0.14 0.22
1/2 12.7 0.516 13.1 0.845 21.4 1 1/2 38 870 60 3,480 240 0.25 0.37
5/8 16.0 0.638 16.2 0.990 25.2 2 50 725 50 2,900 200 0.35 0.52
3/4 19.0 0.760 19.3 1.120 28.5 2 1/2 63 655 45 2,610 180 0.42 0.65
1 25.4 1.012 25.7 1.455 37.0 4 100 580 40 2,320 160 0.57 0.88
1 1/4 32.0 1.268 32.2 1.755 44.6 5 1/4 130 510 35 2,030 140 0.85 1.30
1 1/2 38.0 1.516 38.5 2.035 51.7 6.70 170 435 30 1,740 120 1.14 1.70
2 50.0 2.012 51.1 2.580 65.6 8.27 210 405 28 1,624 112 1.58 2.36
2 1/2 65.0 2.508 63.7 3.169 80.5 11.81 300 290 20 1,100 80 2.41 3.59
3 80.0 3.024 76.8 3.654 92.8 13.78 350 218 15 870 60 2.96 4.40
* Maximum working pressures vary with temperature. The maximum working pressure (MWP) of a hose assembly is limited to the lowest of the MWP’s of either of the two end fittings, or of the hose itself as listed above. The MWP of the hose reduces as the operating temperature increases, consult Aflex Hose for guidance.

Pharmaline X performance

Nominal hose bore size Actual hose bore size Helix wire Outside diameter of cover Minimum bend radius † Maximum working pressure Burst pressure Weight per unit length
in mm in mm in mm in mm psi bar psi bar lb/ft kg/mtr
1/4 6.4 0.260 6.6 - 0.456 11.6 11/4 30 109 7.5 435 30 0.06 0.09
3/8 9.5 0.382 9.7 - 0.610 15.5 11/2 38 87 6.0 348 24 0.09 0.14
1/2 12.7 0.516 13.1 0.845 21.4 23/8 60 84 5.8 334 23 0.21 0.32
5/8 16.0 0.638 16.2 0.990 25.2 21/2 64 72 5.0 290 20 0.19 0.29
3/4 19.0 0.760 19.3 1.120 28.5 3 75 72 5.0 290 20 0.37 0.55
1 25.4 1.012 25.7 1.455 37.0 43/4 120 60 4.0 240 16 0.44 0.81
11/4 32.0 1.268 32.2 1.755 44.6 5 1/2 140 43 3.0 175 12 0.50 0.75
11/2 38.0 1.516 38.5 2.035 51.7 7 180 29 2.0 116 8 0.74 1.11
2 50.0 2.012 51.1 2.580 65.6 12 300 29 2.0 116 8 1.28 1.91
† Maximum working pressures do not vary with temperature

Specifications

Technical specifications

Pharmaline NPharmaline X
Nominal bore size6.4 - 80 mm6.4 - 50 mm
Nominal bore size0.25 - 3 in0.25 - 2 in
Actual bore size6.8 - 76.8 mm6.8 - 51.6 mm
Actual bore size0.27 - 3.024 in0.27 - 2.031 in
Outside diameter11.6 - 92.8 mm11.6 - 65.6 mm
Outside diameter0.46 - 3.654 in0.456 - 2.58 in
Max. operating pressure80 bar7.5 bar
Max. operating pressure1160 psi109 psi
Burst pressure60 - 320 bar8 - 30 bar
Burst pressure870 - 4,641 psi116 - 435 psi
Certification3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), USP Class VI 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), USP Class VI 
Operating temperature range -73 °C to 204 °C-73 °C to 204 °C
Operating temperature range -100 °F to 400 °F-100 °F to 400 °F
Bend radius19 - 350 mm30 - 300 mm
Bend radius0.75 - 13.78 in1.25 - 12 in
BraidStainless steel None 
CoverSilicone rubber Silicone rubber 
End fittingBSP 60° cone seat female fittings, CAM and groove fittings, Grooved standpipe fittings, JIC fittings, NPT and BSPT fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Swivel flange fittings BSP 60° cone seat female fittings, CAM and groove fittings, Grooved standpipe fittings, JIC fittings, NPT and BSPT fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Swivel flange fittings 
Labelling optionsColour coding, Standard, Streamline tagging Colour coding, Standard, Streamline tagging 
Vacuum resistanceVacuum resistant to -0.9 bar up to 150 °C (302 °F) Vacuum resistant to -0.9 bar up to 150 °C (302 °F) 

Materials of construction

Helical wireStainless steel 316
Liner tubeAntistatic PTFE, Natural PTFE
Wire braidStainless steel

Literature

Brochures

  1. Pharmaline N and X technical brochure (US).pdf
    PDF - 2.1mb
  2. PTFE hoses for Biotech and Pharmaceutical (US).pdf
    PDF - 1.4mb

Datasheet

  1. Pharmaline N datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 259.9kb
  2. Pharmaline X datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 220.6kb

Other Resources

  1. special-usage-conditions-phan.pdf
    PDF - 140.4kb
  2. configure-for-abrasion.pdf
    PDF - 232.1kb
  3. configure-for-bend.pdf
    PDF - 164.2kb
  4. length-calculation.pdf
    PDF - 192.4kb

Options and accessories

Braids, Covers and External Protections

Hose
  Bioflex Ultra Pharmaline N Pharmaline X FaBLINE Corroflon Corroline+ Smoothbore Hyperline FX Visiflon
Tube only -TO        
Stainless Steel - SS        
Rubber Covered - RC          
Polypropylene Braid - PB              
Platinum Cured - SI        
Braids
  Bioflex Ultra Pharmaline N Pharmaline X FaBLINE Corroflon Corroline+ Smoothbore Hyperline FX Visiflon
Plastic Rubber option            
Aramid                
Kynar Braid                
Hastelloy Braid                
Blue EPDM            
Black EPDM            
External protections
  Bioflex Ultra Pharmaline N Pharmaline X FaBLINE Corroflon Corroline+ Smoothbore Hyperline FX Visiflon
Safeguard Protection Sleeve - SG      
Scuff Ring - SR      
Protection Coil - PC      
Double Rubber Cover End Protection - RC300        
Double Rubber Cover End Protection - DBK300        

 

End Fittings

  Bioflex Ultra Pharmaline N Pharmaline X FaBLINE Corroflon Corroline+ Smoothbore Hyperline FX Visiflon
Swivel Flange Fittings - Non-Lined      
Swivel Flange Fittings - Lined          
Cam & Groove Fittings Male Non-Lined      
Cam & Groove Fittings Male Lined          
Cam & Groove Fittings Female Non-lined      
Cam & Groove Fittings Female Lined          
Sanitary Triclamp Fittings PTFE Lined and Flared            
Sanitary Triclamp Fittings - Non-Lined      
Sanitary & Mini Sanitary      
Sanitary Triclamp Fittings - 90° Elbow Fitting      
DIN 11851 / SMS Fittings - PTFE Lined            
DIN 11851 Fittings - Non-Lined      
RJT Female Fittings - Non-lined      
BSP & NPT Threaded Fittings - NPT & BSPT Fittings
BSP & NPT Threaded Fitting - BSP 60° Cone seat female fittings
JIC Fittings
PTFE Dip Pipe Fittings        
3-A Sanitary Fittings          
90° Elbow Fitting
Grooved Standpipe Fittings
IDF Female / Male - Non-lined        
ENCAP Fittings        
PTFE Tail or Hydraulic Fittings            
PTFE Tail Fittings          

How to order

Specify all requirements in order shown below:

  1. Quantity
  2. Hose size
  3. PTFE Liner
  4. Braid
  5. External Cover
  6. Protection system
  7. Length
  8. End fittings
Example
Written description 4 off x 1” bore Pharmaline N, AS hoses x 3.00 metres long. Both ends ANSI 150# S/S Flanges

 

Special requirements:

  • Hose construction
  • Tagging information
  • Certification
  • Special testing

Specify full written description on enquiry or purchase order:

Hose Grades

PTFE liner Braids Rubber covers
Natural (GP) 316 stainless steel (SS) Platinum cured silicone (SI)
Antistatic (AS)    

External protections available – see braid, covers and end fittings page.  

Pharmaline assembly length and limitations

LISTED MINIMUM LENGTHS DO NOT INCLUDE FITTINGS.

Hose length + end fittings = Total hose assembly length (sealing face to sealing face)

Lengths made to customer requirement.

Tolerance +2 %/-0 %. Closer tolerances available to special order.

Nominal Size of Hose Minimum Visible Hose Length
Between Fittings
† Pharmaline N Maximum
Hose Assembly Length 
Pharmaline X Maximum
Hose Assembly Length
Used Straight Flexed Through 90°
in mm in mm in mm ft mtrs ft mtrs
1/2 15 3 75 3.00 75 100 30 65 20
5/8 16 3 75 3.00 75 100 30 65 20
3/4 20 3 75 4.00 100 100 30 65 20
1 25 3 75 4.33 110 100 30 65 20
11/4 32 4 100 6.30 160 100 30 20 6
11/2 40 4 100 8.66 220 100 30 20 6
2 50 4 100 12.40 315 100 30 20 6
21/2 65 4 100 18.70 475 59 18 N/A N/A
3 80 4 100 21.65 550 49 15 N/A N/A

 

End Fittings

Large range of ‘standard’ end fittings available.

Special order—non-standard grades of SS or materials such as Hastelloy or Monel.

Specification Equivalents
Grade BS
British Standard
AISI
American Standard or
C = Casting Grade
EN
European Norm
316L SS BS 316 S11 AISI 316 L EN1.4404
316C SS BS 316 C16 CF8M EN 1.4408
304 SS BS 304 S15 AISI 304 EN 1.4301

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