Masterflex at The North Pole   – April 9

Masterflex at The North Pole   – April 9

For details of Masterflex cold & hot temperature hoses (From -60°C to +300 °C), please, continue to the end of the article or visit http://masterflex-uk.com

Who reached the terrestrial North Pole first on April 9, 1909? No, it wasn’t Masterflex, but Robert Peary, his partner Mathew Henson and four Inui.

Nobody lives at the North Pole, it’s just a patch of a frozen ocean:

patch of a frozen ocean

A patch of a frozen ocean

But there is life, in the Arctic Circle where conditions that we think may be considered too tough for us, in the outer reaches of the Arctic Circle, Inuit tribes live there in northern Canada and Alaska.

Life and the Svalbard reindeer - Masterflex Hoses

Life and the Svalbard reindeer

They are living together with the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, polar bears and other beings.

Arctic fox | Masterflex Hoses

Arctic fox

Birds including, guillemots and puffins can be seen around the north pole.

Arctic puffins - Masterflex Hoses

Arctic puffins

Penguins live in the south pole, but auks are like penguins that can fly are seen in the Arctic Circle.

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Alert only 817km away from the North Pole, a tiny settlement neighbouring the city of Edmonton is one of the most inaccessible spots on the planet and the northernmost settlement on earth.

Edmonton - Masterflex Hoses

Edmonton

Alert is a unique settlement in Canada with weather conditions the main obstacle for tourist.  Visiting the Quttinirpaaq National Park, by tourists, is probably the only attraction thing to do when visiting Alert. The park, with amazing scenery, has wolves, polar bear tracks, musk ox, hare, birds, flowers and more.

And when there is life, there is Masterflex… Masterflex offers products that are suitable for temperatures at the North Pole.  Three of our popular products include the Master-Clip CAR, the two-layer Master-Clip ISO-CAR (vibration friendly) and the bestselling Master Clip Silicone:

Applications

  • The suction of engine exhaust fumes up to max.+300 °C
  • Low-pressure range
  • Extractor units
  • Exhaust gas extraction (esp. diesel engines)
  • Hot and Cold air
  • Smoke extractors

Properties

  • Hardly inflammable
  • A high tension-proof connection of wall-lining and spiral via special clamp mechanism
  • Highly flexible
  • Extremely compressible to approx. 1:6
  • Abrasion-resistant

Temperature Range

  • From -60°C to +300 °C (Exhaust temperatures) with appropriate use if exhaust regulators and sufficient air supply (approx. 50%)
  • Peaks to +350°C*

If you’d like to learn more about our, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or call us on 0161 626 8066

Prince of Wales Business Park Units G & H,

Vulcan St,

Oldham OL1 4ER

Time For Change, Its Spring!

Spring - Time for a change

Spring – Time for a change

It is that time of the year when we all move the clocks forward.

 We can start to enjoy the lighter evenings, see flowers start to bloom and look forward to warmer temperatures.

There is always one clock & a hose you may miss out by accident. Did you forget to change your clocks & hoses for Spring?

Masterflex Changing hose

Masterflex – Change your hose

Here at Masterflex, all our clocks have been altered, ready for a busy week ahead.

Don’t forget Masterflex are open Monday – Friday: 8 -2:30pm

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited:
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Email:info@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

 

Important Facts About Farming & Agricultural Spring Hoses, by Masterflex Technical Hoses, That You Should Know!

Important Facts About Farming & Agricultural Spring Hoses, by Masterflex Technical Hoses, That You Should Know!

By Sami

For further details of Masterflex agricultural hoses please visit: http://www.masterflex-uk.com/

SPRING: March 21 – June 20

Spring Farming Hose

Spring Farming

Spring has still had been a very exciting time for most of us, with all that snow, sledging and it has been very hectic for farmers this year!  Numerous cold blasts have been hit, recently, from the Beast from the East, Storm Emma and most recently the Mini Beast from the East. Now another blast of cold is expected across the nation and the country could remain cold and wintery up until the second half of April!  The good news for farmers is that the worst of weather conditions have gone.  Farmers, throughout the UK, have been praised for their efforts to help stranded motorists and clear roads after the “Beasts of the East”.

Sheep Farming - Climate System Hoses

Sheep Farming – Climate System Hoses Can Be Provided

Below are some more interesting facts, that British farmers, should be praised upon:

  • In the UK, there are nearly 280,000 farms.
  • 30 million football pitches are equivalent to 20 million hectares of UK’s farmland.
  • British Farms produce 60% of all food eaten in the UK.
  • 20 million eggs are supplied by British farms, to make none million loaves of bread.
  • Wheat, the most common crop grown in the UK, is planted on two million hectors of land.
  • Half a million tonnes of potatoes are produced every year, by farms, enough to cover 120,000 football pitches.
  • More sheep are produced, in the UK, than any other country in Europe.
  • 60 million pints of milk is produced, in the UK, which is enough to fill over 15 Olympic swimming pools!
  • A tractor, in a whole week, can do work of 100 men.
  • To produce one tonne of paper, two tons of timber is required.
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Wood Cutting

All the above applications require Agricultural Hoses and many of them can be provided by Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd.

Hoses are used in farming machinery for achieving important tasks, such as drilling, spraying plants, seed preparation, clenching, liquid manuring, milking and more.

grass machine hose

Grass Machine Hose

Masterflex provides a number of different types of hose, that can be used for various agricultural tasks, for example:

  • Feeding & seeding systems
  • Air /stable climate system

In farming, there are many applications, such as the transportation of seeds, animal feeding, stable ventilation and cooling, pneumatic machinery, where spring hoses are required.

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Grain & Feed is one such application – at Masterflex Technical we recognise that things can get complicated for the farming community, with more diverse ways of creating earnings than traditional methods of farming. Two of our best-selling products, in agriculture, are Master Pur L Trivolution and Master Pur H Trivolution. These are just some of the types of hoses, for farming and agriculture, you may require.  We have other made to order hoses and custom hoses for both suction and delivery with properties including, water resistance, smooth bore, excellent abrasion resistance, microbe, chemical resistance, crush resistance, kink resistance and more!

If you require more information on what kind of hoses for farming / agriculture we can, then get in touch on 01616268066, email us or visit our website: http://www.masterflex-uk.com/

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

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Did you know Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, and this year Mothering Sunday falls on 11th March.

What have you bought your mum? Flowers, chocolates or something a bit more personalised.

Whether you are relaxing or you have made plans, Masterflex would like to wish every Mum, Step-Mum, Grandma and Nana a great day.

  

Silicone based high temperature ducting

Silicone Hoses and Ducting

Silicone is a very versatile product to work with, offering excellent resistance from a wide range of chemicals and extremes of temperature. Its rubbery nature makes it liquid resistant, and it has good pressure handling capabilities.

Hose manufacturers often use materials coated in silicone to create materials with multiple complementary characteristics, with silicone coated glass fibre fabric material being integral to most high temperature hoses and ducting.

Master Sil 1 and Master Sil 2

Sprung steel wire internal support, allows the hose to be very flexible, whilst the sprung steel helps prevent the hose from sagging.

Silicone coated glass fibre material gives excellent temperature resistance from -70°C up to 250°C and above. These ducting will continue working with temperatures that intermittently reach 300°C

Used across a range of applications, from air / brake ducts in car engines, railway carriage HVAC systems, steam vents on industrial washing machines, chemical solvent and toxic fume venting, anywhere where temperature, both hot or cold, can be an issue, where dust and toxic fumes need to be handled.

Available in 4m lengths

Master Clip Silicone

Silicone coated glass fibre material gives excellent solvent, chemical and temperature resistance from -60°C up to 300°C and intermittently up to 350°C

External galvanised steel wire external support helps protects the hose from scuff damage, for example dragging on the floor, or against a wall.

The external helix and soft fabric hose material makes this hose extremely flexible, allowing it to collapse lengthwise by up to 3 to 4 times.

Available in custom lengths up to 25m

 

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Do you use suction hoses for gases up to 500ºC ?

Did you know ...that Masterflex UK manufactures a range of temperature resistant Master-Clip HT 400, Master-Clip HT 500  hoses from -20ºC to 400ºC or  -20ºC to 500ºC respectively?

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The Master-Clip range of hose is highly flexible to fit your application, even in confined places.

The hose is also suitable for vehicle exhaust extraction on test benches in the automotive industry.

Keeping the air ventilated and safe for those working in the proximity, and ensuring aggressive gases, at high temperatures are safely extracted.

Resistant to heat and flames the hose is also suitable for use as wiring conduit, and multiple cables passing through will remain contained, with the surrounding area heat protected, within the flexible hose.

With applications including; smoke extraction, steam hot air, exhaust systems, automotive and engine manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, defence technology and machine making, the Master -Clip range is THE suction hose for gases, and temperature resistance.

These hoses are manufactured on site, normally within 3-5 days and ready for delivery – with service you can rely upon.
Also available to support your needs for installation and use, are: symmetrical hose reducer, screwable clip-grip hose clamp, clip-grip quick action clamp and hose connector.
Untitled-1Check out our website for more information at masterflex-uk.com or simply email our Sales team sales@masterflex-uk.com or telephone 0161 626 8066.  We are happy to help!

Pancakes all day!

Pancakes all day!

Get your pans ready for Tuesday 13th February.

Pancake Day has been celebrated by Britons for centuries.  Known also as Shrove Tuesday, its exact date, rather confusingly, changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls. But it is always the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), and always falls in February or March. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

The most famous pancake race, at Olney in Buckinghamshire, has been held since 1445. The contestants, traditionally women, carry a frying pan and race over a 415-yard course to the finishing line. The rules are strict: contestants have to toss their pancake at both the start and the finish, as well as wear an apron and a scarf. Traditionally, when men want to participate, they must dress up as a housewife (usually an apron and a bandanna). The race is followed by a church service.

How to make the perfect pancakes.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

Do you have a favourite topping or maybe take turns on flipping the mixture?

Here at Masterflex, jam, sugar, lemon juice or maple syrup are some of the more popular choices to have with pancakes.

 Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Monday – Thursday: 8 – 5pm.  Friday 8-2.30pm

Email: sales@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com