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PureFlex® Smooth Cover Food Grade Hose, Sanitary Hose, FDA, USDA, 3A Approved, Clear PVC

The PureFlex® Smooth Cover Food Grade and Sanitary Hose, is a highly flexible and economical hose ideally suited for the handling of both dry and liquid food products, as well as bulk pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Manufactured from FDA materials, it is crystal clear to allow the monitoring of material flow. This lightweight hose is frequently used in pneumatic transfer of powder, pellets and granular materials. It can also be used for the conveying of milk and dairy products, juice and syrup transfer, fish processing and in poultry cleaning operations.

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Product Features & Benefits

  • SANITARY: The PureFlex Smooth Cover Food Grade Hose complies with all applicable FDA (CFR Title 21 Parts 170 to 199), USDA (for Federally inspected meat and poultry plants) requirements and 3A (No. 20-15) sanitary standards.
  • CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY: PVC is resistant to a wide range of common food related by-products and chemicals (consult with the factory for specific recommendations).
  • COMPATIBLE: PVC is suitable for general use in slaughtering, processing, transporting and storage areas in direct contact with meats or poultry food products prepared under Federal Inspection. Suitable for the handling and processing of milk and milk products.
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Over 40 standard fitting styles available including: Flanged, Sanitary, JIC, NPT, Cam Lock, PFA Encapsulated, Solid Kynar and Polypropylene fittings. Standard material is 316 Stainless Steel. Non-Wetted fitting material is Epoxy Powder coated Carbon Steel. Fitting designs feature high performance smooth internal surface finishes exceeding Pharmacopoeia class VI, FDA, USDA, and 3A standards. All collars are Stainless Steel.

Electrically Heated Option

Electrically heated options may be applied to many of the hose assemblies available from PureFlex®. Our superior insulations and precisely applied heating elements provide the most temperature-stable heated hoses on the market. PureFlex heated hoses are excellent for maintaining viscosity control, freeze protection, and dispensing temperature-sensitive media. Temperature options available from ambient to 450°F (hose selection dependent).

If interested in learning if the electrical heated option can be applied to your specific hose requirements, please complete the Electric Heating Option Form and submit to


Temperature Range

Temperature Range: -4°F (-20°C) to 150°F (+65°C)  
Pressure (psi)
Pressure (psi)
  Maximum working pressure decreases as temperature increases.
Rated pressures can only be obtained with proper coupling procedures
3/4 0.94 115 75 3.00 0.17
1 1.28 100 70 3.00 0.24
1 1/4 1.56 90 65 4.00 0.44
1 1/2 1.80 85 60 6.00 0.50
2 2.36 85 60 8.00 0.71
2 1/2 2.88 65 45 10.00 0.94
3 3.42 55 40 11.00 1.14
4 4.51 50 35 18.00 1.91
5 5.51 40 25 28.00 2.41
6 6.60 30 20 48.00 3.28
8 8.85 25 15 60.00 5.67

Technical Details

  • Applications: Lab tubing, DI water beverage, water distillations
  • Construction: Crystal clear PVC
  • Size range: 1/8" to 2"
  • Pressure rating: To 65 PSI
  • Temperature range: 25°F to +150°F


  • Pneumatic Powder, Pellet or Granular Transfer
  • Milk & Dairy Transfer
  • Fish & Poultry Cleaning Operations
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