Press Release Summary:
Designed with dual-carcass structure, Super Stream Hose is suited for reel-winding systems in rough seas. Form-fitted floats on flange connections between hose segments help distribute tension caused by waves and currents evenly over hose line. Optimized reserve buoyancy helps keep hose afloat in any sea conditions. Sponge material provides hose with minimum reserve buoyancy of 25% and average reserve buoyancy of 30%.
Original Press Release:
Yokohama's Newly Launched Super Stream Hose Maximizes Durability
Ideal for reel-winding systems in rough seas
Tokyo-The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that it has augmented its highly regarded Seaflex line of marine hoses with the all-new Super Stream Hose. Unprecedented durability, especially in rough seas, is a hallmark of the new product. Form-fitted floats on the flange connections between hose segments help distribute tension caused by waves and currents evenly over the hose line. The durability of Super Stream Hose also benefits from a dual-carcass structure and from a dual-tube lining.
Super Stream Hose offers the additional benefit of optimized reserve buoyancy. That helps keep the hose afloat in any sea conditions. Newly developed sponge material provides the hose with a minimum reserve buoyancy of 25% and an average reserve buoyancy of 30%. In addition, the floats on the flange connections keep those connections at the same height as the rest of the hose. That minimizes stress on the hose at the connections.
The form-fitted floats on the flange connections provide yet another important benefit: smooth winding on reels. That reduces tension on the hose during winding and reduces the power requirements for winding.
Strong demand for oil is occasioning a global surge in the deployment of floating facilities for producing, storing, and offloading crude oil. Reflecting that growth, demand for marine hoses for handling the oil is burgeoning. Yokohama is a world leader in marine hoses, and its Super Stream Hose promises to reinforce its market in this product category.