Proco - Model Style R-6201 - Braided Flexible Metal Reducing Connectors
The Proco Style R-6201 flexible metal pump connector has been designed to control a variety of mechanical stresses, such as: Vibration control, noise reduction, relief from system stressors, prevention of system shock, compensation for misalignment and movement.
Ordinary flexible metal hoses can fail to operate properly when subjected to high pressures; adding a flexible restraint, such as a metal braid, allows the hose to adequately withstand the specified internal pressure and prevent elongation. The woven metal braid is designed to fit over the metal hose, and to be strong enough to withstand elongation up to the full pressure rating of the hose.
Flexible hoses and braids can be made from a variety of different metals, to suit even the most diverse needs.
Flexible metal hose by itself, when subjected to high pressure can over-extend past the ability to operate properly. It is necessary, therefore, to include an external flexible restraint (i.e., braid) to withstand the specified internal pressure and prevent excessive elongation. Braid, (woven metal) is designed to fit snugly over metal hose and is fastened to the ends of both hose and fittings. This braid is designed to be strong enough to withstand elongation for the full pressure rating of the hose.
Flexible metal hose and braid can be made from a variety of different metals to meet industry needs. Specification of the hose and braid is determined by temperature, pressure, flow media, application and external environment. Common materials used for braided flexible metal connectors are 321 stainless steel hose and a 304 stainless steel braid and are carried in stock by PROCO products. The products contained in this catalog are representative of the typical sizes, lengths and materials found for pump connectors; however, other materials and lengths are available and can be ordered per customer specification.
Braided Flexible Metal Reducing Connectors (321 Stainless Hose with 304 Stainless Steel Braid and Carbon Steel Plate Flanges).