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
Certification(EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, Anti-static to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ATEX, EN16643:2016, 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 VI 
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 ‘Technical 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 1.016 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 = 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
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
Certification(EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, Anti-static to BS5173 section 103.13 part 6.2 and 6.3, ATEX, EN16643:2016, 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 VI (EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI (EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI (EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI (EU) 10/2011, 3.1 Traceability, 3-A 62-02, ATEX, EN16643:2016, FDA (materials), ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2015, USP Class VI 
Max. operating temperature150 °C100 °C240 °C260 °C
Min. operating temperature-40 °C-30 °C-73 °C-73 °C
Max. operating temperature302 °F212 °F400 °F500 °F
Min. operating temperature-40 °F-22 °F-100 °F-100 °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 optionsColor coding, Standard Color coding, Standard Color coding, Standard, Streamline tagging Color coding, Standard Color coding, Standard 
Vacuum resistanceVacuum resistant to -0.9bar up to 200C (392F) Vacuum resistant to -0.9bar up to 200C (392F) Vacuum resistant to -0.9bar up to 200C (392F) Vacuum resistant to -0.9bar up to 200C (392F) Vacuum resistant to -0.9bar up to 100C (212F) 

Materials of construction

Helical wireStainless steel 316
Liner tubePTFE

Literature

Brochures

  1. PTFE hoses for Biotech and Pharmaceutical (US).pdf
    PDF - 1.4mb

Datasheet

  1. Bioflex Ultra datasheet.pdf
    PDF - 401.9kb

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