Flexible hose assemblies

Bioflex Ultra

Overview

Bioflex Ultra

PTFE-lined hose for biotechnology and pharmaceutical fluid transfers

Chemically inert and easy to clean, Bioflex Ultra is a corrosion resistant hose for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and chemical industries. This flexible hose provides reliability, performance and long service life.

Features and benefits

  • Natural or anti-static patented PTFE liner
  • Very flexible, yet kink resistant
  • Smooth bore for uninterrupted fluid flow and ease of cleaning
  • High temperature and pressure capability
  • Chemical resistant
  • PTFE-lined and non-lined end fittings with laser etched ferrule for ultimate traceability
  • Range of braid, cover and external protection options available

Technical summary

Nominal bore size9.5 - 80 mm
Nominal bore size0.375 - 3 in
Outside diameter12 - 94.8 mm
Outside diameter0.47 - 3.732 in
Max. operating pressure80 bar
Max. operating pressure1160 psi
Certification3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, Anti-static to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), Fireproof to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class 
Bend radius19 - 350 mm
Bend radius0.75 - 13.75 in
BraidNone, Polypropylene, Stainless steel 
CoverEPDM, None, Silicone rubber 

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

Performance

Nominal hose bore size Actual bore size Bioflex Ultra grade (braid and cover) Helical wire **Maximum working pressure of hose Burst pressure Minimum bend radius
in mm in mm     bar psi bar psi in mm
38 9.5 0.382 9.7 TO - 5 72 20 290 138 35
SS - 80 1,160 500 7,200 34 19
RC/BK/SI - 80 1,160 500 7,200 34 19
12 15 0.516 13.1 TO 5 72 20 290 238 60
SS 70 1,015 400 5,800 112 38
PB 35 500 140 2,000 112 38
RC/BK/SI 70 1,015 400 5,800 112 38
58 16 0.638 16.2 TO 5 72 20 2,90 212 64
SS 65 940 380 5,500 134 45
PB 33 480 130 1,900 134 45
RC/BK/SI 65 940 380 5,500 134 45
34 20 0.760 19.3 TO 5 72 20 290 3 75
SS 60 870 300 4,350 2 50
PB 30 440 120 1,750 2 50
RC/BK/SI 60 870 300 4,350 2 50
* 78 22 0.870 22.1 TO 4 60 16 230 312 90
SS 55 800 220 3,200 218 55
PB 27.5 400 110 1,600 218 55
RC/BK/SI 55 800 220 3,200 218 55
1 25 1.012 25.7 TO 4 60 16 230 434 110
SS 50 720 200 2,900 234 70
PB 25 360 100 1,450 234 70
RC/BK/SI 50 720 200 2,900 234 70
114 32 1.268 32.2 TO 3 43 12 175 512 140
SS 45 650 180 2,600 4 100
PB 23 330 90 1,300 4 100
RC/BK/SI 45 650 180 2,600 4 100
* 138 35 1.370 34.8 TO 2 29 8 116 612 160
SS 40 580 160 2,320 4 100
PB 20 290 80 1,160 4 100
RC/BK/SI 40 580 160 2,320 4 100
112 40 1.516 38.5 TO 2 29 8 116 7 180
SS 40 580 160 2,320 512 140
PB 20 290 80 1,160 512 140
RC/BK/SI 40 580 160 2,320 512 140
* 178 48 1.866 47.4 TO 2 29 8 116 11 280
SS 35 500 140 2,000 658 170
PB 18 250 72 1,040 658 170
RC/BK/SI 35 500 140 2,000 658 170
2 50 2.012 51.1 TO 2 29 8 116 12 300
SS 30 430 120 1,750 8 200
PB 15 215 60 870 8 200
RC/BK/SI 30 430 120 1,750 8 200
212 65 2.508 63.7 SS 20 290 80 1160 1178 300
PB 12 174 48 696 1178 300
RC/BK/SI 20 290 80 1,160 1178 300
3 80 3.024 76.8 SS 15 218 60 870 1334 350
PB 10 145 40 580 1334 350
RC/BK/SI 15 218 60 870 1334 350
TO = Tube only, SS = Stainless steel braid, PB = Polypropylene braid, SS,RC/FP = Fireproof rubber cover, RC = Blue EPDM rubber cover, BK = Black EPDM rubber cover, SI = Silicone rubber cover, KYB = Kynar braid

*The 78", 138" and 178" hose sizes are only suitable for use with PTFE lined sanitary clamp (or triclover) end fittings and PTFE lined I-Line end fittings.

** 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.

Note: 212" & 3" tube only (TO grade) cannot be ordered as an assembly.

Specifications

Technical specifications

EPDM rubber covered (RC/BK) grade hosesPolypropylene braid (PB) grade hosesSilicone rubber covered (SI) grade hosesStainless steel braid (SS) grade hosesTube only (TO) grade hoses
Nominal bore size9.5 - 80 mm15 - 80 mm9.5 - 80 mm9.5 - 80 mm9.5 - 50 mm
Nominal bore size0.375 - 3 in0.5 - 3 in0.375 - 3 in0.375 - 3 in0.375 - 2 in
Actual bore size9.7 - 76.8 mm13.1 - 76.8 mm9.7 - 76.8 mm9.7 - 76.8 mm9.7 - 51.1 mm
Actual bore size0.382 - 3.024 in0.516 - 3.024 in0.382 - 3.024 in0.382 - 3.024 in0.382 - 2.012 in
Max Length15 - 30 m15 - 30 m15 - 30 m15 - 30 m25 - 30 m
Outside diameter15.5 - 92.8 mm20.5 - 94.8 mm15.5 - 92.8 mm12.8 - 87.8 mm12 - 58.9 mm
Outside diameter0.61 - 3.654 in0.8 - 3.732 in0.61 - 3.654 in0.5 - 3.457 in0.47 - 2.32 in
Max. operating pressure80 bar35 bar80 bar80 bar5 bar
Max. operating pressure1160 psi500 psi1160 psi1160 psi72 psi
Burst pressure60 - 500 bar40 - 140 bar60 - 500 bar60 - 500 bar8 - 20 bar
Burst pressure870 - 7,200 psi580 - 2,000 psi870 - 7,200 psi870 - 7,200 psi116 - 290 psi
Certification3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, Anti-static to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), Fireproof to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, EU Regulation 10/2011, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI 
Operating temperature range -40 °C to 150 °C-30 °C to 100 °C-73 °C to 240 °C-73 °C to 260 °C
Operating temperature range -40 °F to 302 °F-22 °F to 212 °F-100 °F to 400 °F-100 °F to 500 °F
Bend radius19 - 350 mm38 - 350 mm19 - 350 mm19 - 350 mm35 - 300 mm
Bend radius0.75 - 13.75 in1.5 - 13.75 in0.75 - 13.75 in0.75 - 13.75 in1.375 - 12 in
BraidStainless steel Polypropylene Stainless steel Stainless steel None 
CoverEPDM None Silicone rubber None None 
Hose external protection optionsProtection coil, Safegard, Scuff rings Protection coil, Safegard, Scuff rings Protection coil, Safegard, Scuff rings Protection coil, Safegard, Scuff rings Protection coil, Safegard, Scuff rings 
End fitting3-A sanitary fittings, 90° elbow fittings, BSP and NPT threaded fittings, CAM and groove fittings, DIN 11851 fittings, JIC fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Sanitary triclamp fittings, SMS and RJT fittings, Swivel flange fittings 3-A sanitary fittings, 90° elbow fittings, BSP and NPT threaded fittings, CAM and groove fittings, DIN 11851 fittings, JIC fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Sanitary triclamp fittings, SMS and RJT fittings, Swivel flange fittings 3-A sanitary fittings, 90° elbow fittings, BSP and NPT threaded fittings, CAM and groove fittings, DIN 11851 fittings, JIC fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Sanitary triclamp fittings, SMS and RJT fittings, Swivel flange fittings 3-A sanitary fittings, 90° elbow fittings, BSP and NPT threaded fittings, CAM and groove fittings, DIN 11851 fittings, JIC fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Sanitary triclamp fittings, SMS and RJT fittings, Swivel flange fittings 3-A sanitary fittings, 90° elbow fittings, BSP and NPT threaded fittings, CAM and groove fittings, DIN 11851 fittings, JIC fittings, PTFE dip pipe fittings, Sanitary triclamp fittings, SMS and RJT fittings, Swivel flange fittings 
Labelling optionsColour Coding, Standard Colour Coding, Standard Colour coding, Standard, Streamline tagging Colour Coding, Standard Colour Coding, Standard 
Vacuum resistanceUsable at vacuum -0.9 bar up to 200 °C (392 °F) Usable at vacuum -0.9 bar up to 200 °C (392 °F) Usable at vacuum -0.9 bar up to 200 °C (392 °F) Usable at vacuum -0.9 bar up to 200 °C (392 °F) Usable at vacuum -0.9 bar up to 200 °C (392 °F) 

Materials of construction

Helical wireStainless steel 316
Liner tubePTFE

Literature

Brochures

  1. PTFE hoses for Biotech and Pharmaceutical (US).pdf
    PDF - 1.4mb
  2. Bioflex Ultra technical brochure (US).pdf
    PDF - 448kb

Datasheet

  1. Bioflex Ultra Silicone Rubber Covered (SI) Grade Hoses datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 236.2kb
  2. Bioflex Ultra Stainless Steel Braid (SS) Grade Hoses datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 245.6kb
  3. Bioflex Ultra EPDM Rubber Covered (RCBK) Grade Hoses datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 250.2kb
  4. Bioflex Ultra Polypropylene Braid (PB) Grade Hoses datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 247.2kb
  5. Bioflex Ultra Tube Only (TO) Grade Hoses datasheet (US).pdf
    PDF - 219.3kb

Other Resources

  1. configure-for-abrasion.pdf
    PDF - 232.1kb
  2. configure-for-bend.pdf
    PDF - 164.2kb
  3. special-usage-conditions-bfxu.pdf
    PDF - 143.7kb
  4. length-calculation.pdf
    PDF - 192.4kb

ETH Hose Assembly

Purpose

For use in applications where the temperature of the process fluid must be regulated as it passes through the hose. In some applications, an additional ‘melt out’ facility may also be required.

Description

The heating element comprises self-regulating element spirally wrapped around the hose assembly. Self-regulating elements may require a sensor and controller if a specific maintain temperature is required. Please consult Aflex Hose for clarification. The power leads and (if applicable) temperature sensor leads emerge from the hose assembly at one end, through glands and conduits. The thermal insulation is foam rubber, silicone foam rubber. The outer cover may be a polypropylene braid or SS wire braid with a blue or black EPDM rubber cover.

Design

Each hose is custom designed and built. Application details must be supplied by filling in an “ETH Hose Questionnaire”, available from the website. Generally, for hazardous areas, particularly “Zone 1”, the Self-Regulating type of heating element is employed, with or without a temperature sensor and control, and flameproof glands and conduit are also required. The watts per metre of the heating element, the pitch of the spiral on the hose, and the thickness of the thermal insulation are all calculated in accordance with established formulae to give the required maintained temperature.

Specifications

As for Bioflex Ultra GP, SS in Specifications, except that the minimum bend radius is tripled and the outside diameter and weight are significantly increased in line with the particular design. The maximum length of a CH/ETH hose is 10m (33ft).

Limitations

1” PTFE lined PN10 flange spigots on heated hoses can only have a maximum flare diameter of 50mm, not 63mm. If the hose is “hanging”, straight or at 90˚, under its own weight, special construction is required, so advise Aflex Hose accordingly. Minimum ETH Hose assembly length, when collars are used 1mtr.

ETH Hose Assembly ETH Hose Assembly

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 Bioflex Ultra, AS, SS, RC, DRC-300 hose x 3.00 metres long.
Both ends non-lined ANSI 150# S/S Flanges
Part numbers 4 off Part No. 16-BFXU/AS-RC-00-3.00m-12-12, with DRC 300 at both ends.

 

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
Antistatic (AS) Polypropylene (PB) Blue EPDM rubber cover (RC)
    Black EPDM rubber cover (BK)

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

Bioflex Ultra 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 Hose Length Between Fittings Maximum Hose Assembly Length
Longer lengths may be available by special order
Used Straight Flexed Through 90°
All Grades TO, KYB Grades SS, PB RC Grades
inches (mm) inches (mm) inches (mm) inches (mm) Metres (ft)
3/8 (10) 3 (75) 3.00 (75) 3.00 (75) 100 (30)
1/2 (15) 3 (75) 3.00 (75) 3.00 (75) 100 (30)
5/8 (16) 3 (75) 4.00 (100) 3.00 (75) 100 (30)
3/4 (20) 3 (75) 4.72 (120) 4.00 (100) 100 (30)
7/8 (22) 3 (75) 5.71 (145) 4.00 (100) 100 (30)
1 (25) 3 (75) 6.89 (175) 4.33 (110) 100 (30)
11/4 (32) 4 (100) 8.66 (220) 6.30 (160) 100 (30)
13/8 (35) 4 (100) 10.04 (255) 7.48 (190) 100 (30)
11/2 (40) 4 (100) 11.22 (285) 8.66 (220) 100 (30)
17/8 (48) 4 (100) 17.32 (440) 11.81 (300) 100 (30)
2 (50) 4 (100) 18.70 (475) 12.40 (315) 100 (30)
21/2 (65) 4 (100) 27.95 (710) 18.70 (475) 60 (18)
3 (80) 4 (100) 32.48 (825) 21.65 (550) 50 (15)

 

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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