Multi-Refrigerant Veneer Hose offers low effusion.

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Available in 5 sizes, Series GH134 multi-refrigerant veneer hose features advanced internal polyamide veneer, synthetic rubber backing layer, stabilized braided synthetic reinforcement, and chlorobutyl rubber cover. Hose achieves low effusion values with R404a, HFC 134a, and R22 refrigerants, and features low moisture ingression characteristics which helps prevent refrigerant contamination. It is designed for use with roll-formed crimp fittings and Eaton's E-Z Clip Fitting System(TM).

Original Press Release:

Eaton Introduces Product-Improved "Green" Multi-Refrigerant Hose with "World's Best" Permeability and Moisture Ingression Characteristics

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced the launch of an upgraded version of its GH134 multi-refrigerant veneer hose line offering the lowest effusion and greatest flexibility of any multi-refrigerant veneer hose in the company's portfolio. The new hose is a result of Eaton's GH134-Refresh project aimed at reducing refrigerant permeation by 50 percent while enhancing the product's physical characteristics.

"Effusion is a measure of how much refrigerant is lost through the hose cover," said Doris Showalter, Eaton sr. product manager. "Our improved GH134-Refresh hose has cut permeation in half compared to the already outstanding performance of our original GH134."

Showalter said the new hose achieves extremely low effusion values with each of the three most popular refrigerants in use today, R404a, HFC 134a and R22. "Equally important is the very low moisture ingression characteristic of the new "green" GH134 hose, which helps prevent refrigerant contamination," she said.

Eaton's new GH134-Refresh hose features an advanced internal polyamide veneer, a synthetic rubber backing layer, a stabilized braided synthetic reinforcement and a chlorobutyl rubber cover. It is designed for use with roll-formed crimp fittings and Eaton's E-Z Clip Fitting System(TM).

Eaton's new green GH134 multi-refrigerant hose is available in five sizes:

Part Number    Hose I.D.   Hose O.D.   Minimum Bend Radius
(mm/in.) (mm/in.) (mm/in.)
GH134-6 7.9/.31 14.7/.58 50.0/2.0
GH134-8 10.3/.41 17.8/.70 63.5/2.5
GH134-10 12.7/.50 19.8/.78 76.2/3.0
GH134-12 15.9/.62 24.9/.98 101.6/4.0
GH134-16 22.4/.88 31.2/1.23 127.0/7.0

Eaton's Hydraulics Operations is a business segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton's Hydraulics Operations provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Vickers® and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 64,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

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