Our braided flexible connectors are carefully designed to provide the maximum performance possible for Australian and New Zealand conditions. Our flexible connectors are designed to convey fluid and gas from one point to another within a pressurised piping system and are also designed to withstand very high static or bursting pressure. When pressurised the tube liner expands. This expansion is limited by the stainless-steel braiding.
Another feature is that the braiding is external and not attached to the tube liner. This allows our flexible connectors to be very flexible yet have the ability to withstand very high static pressure. Because of the greater resilience, our flexible connectors have a greater ability to absorb hydro shock or water hammer.
The need for special tools such as welding equipment, crimpers and bending devices is eliminated. This reduces installation time and cost. Being flexible, the connectors can provide protection against water hammer, vibration and can be installed to correct misaligned connections.
In recent times there have been reports of hoses bursting under kitchen sinks and bathroom cabinets. This has resulted in insurance claims that have reached thousands of dollars. Aquaknect uses a thicker braiding wire than most other connectors on the market. Together with an external coating this makes the hoses far more resistant to bursting.
New to Aquaknect’s range is Aquashield Mach II. This product has a coating applied over the braid before assembly. Once the hose has the end fittings crimped the braid wire is totally sealed adding even further protection.
Aquaknect can apply a special coating to the outside of the hose using a heat shrink process. This coating creates a smooth surface outside the stainless steel braiding wires.
Flexible Gas Connectors
A Water Heater
B Gas Heater
C Gas Burners
D Gas Oven
E Gas Barbeque
F Portable Gas Heater (bayonet one end)
must only be used for gas applications
must only be used for water applications
Flexible Water/Air Connectors
1 Kitchen sink set
2 Wash basin set
3 Bath set
4 Spa bath set
5 Shower “kit sets”
6 Vanity unit/wash basin set
7 Toilet cistern
8 Bidset set
9 Wash tub set
10 Water heater set
11 Dish washer set
12 Washing machine set
13 Filtration and pumps for swimming pool sets
14 Air conditioning plant hot and cold water set
15 Solar heating installation set
16 Hot water radiator (hospital type) set
17 Base board heater (hot water) set