Biodiesel hoses

By Steve Skinner06 May 2009

Eaton has launched its new line of flexible rubber hoses designed for use with B2 fuel (a mix of 2% biodiesel and 98% traditional diesel) to B100 (100% biodiesel). The GH100ESP hose delivers excellent performance with synthetic lubricants used in high-temperature transmission oil cooler applications.

Constructed from a hydrogenated nitrile rubber tube wrapped with an aramid/poly braid reinforcement and polyester abrasion-resistant cover, the hoses are rated to carry up to B20 at 1500 and above B20 at 1250 in the engine compartment. For transmission applications rating is increased to 1750.

"Biodiesel blends and synthetic lubricants are important aspects of the emerging sustainable energy system," said Alexandra Benz, product manager for hydraulic hoses. "Unfortunately, these fluids can quickly make ordinary hoses brittle and prone to cracking. The materials used in GH100 resist ‘bake out' which therefore reduces the potential for damage and early hose failure."

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, Construction Europe Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
More News from Construction Europe
Meester named president of Genie
Industry veteran’s career includes stints at Eaton, Caterpillar and Sandvik
Italy to help contractors deal with material costs
Government approves €100 million fund to compensate builders facing raw material price rises
How wearable technology is used in construction
Wearable technology is helping construction companies become more productive and is also boosting health and safety 
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Leila Steed Editor, Construction Europe Tel: +44 (0)1892 786261 E-mail: leila.steed@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA