How Do Full Flow Concrete Fittings Work?
Traditional fitting shanks have an outside diameter that is about the same size as the hose internal diameter. This allows it slide in fairly easily. These fittings then require a crimp sleeve, ferrule, or bands to provide compression against the barbed shank.
Concrete has the potential to build up at the shank, slowing down the flow rate and adding to friction loss. To solve this problem, full flow fittings have a shank inside diameter that is equal to the inside diameter of the hose. This allows for a relatively seamless transition between the hose wall and fitting wall.
One-Piece full flow fittings require special assembly and a fitting specially designed for the particular hose construction. It is important to use the correct fitting for the hose assembly! Bridgestone HosePower and Flextral have you covered for all of your concrete hose needs.
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