Buy Flexible Metal Hoses / Pipe from Whitehouse Flexible Tubing

Why choose Whitehouse Flexible Tubing for your Metal Hose / Pipe?

Stripwound hose from Whitehouse Flexible Tubing

We specialise in Metal Hose and Pipe called Griplock. This is made by winding profiled steel strip into a fully interlocked section. This highly flexible hose is extremely versatile with great tensile strength and a high resistance to crushing. Griplock also provides great abrasion resistance and anti-corrosive properties in Stainless Steel.

Flexible Key Data

  • Size Range: 6mm – 500mm I/D (Section Height 3mm)
  • Standard Materials: Galvanised Steel / Type 304 SS / Type 316 SS
  • Operating Temperature: Galvanised Steel: +500 °C / 304 SS: +650 °C / 316 SS: +850 °C 
  • Standards: Manufactured to ISO9001 / BS.1449

Typical Applications

  • Generator Exhaust Systems
  • Conveyance of Air, Smoke, Fumes & Dust
  • Ducting of Dry Bulk Materials including; Wood, Paper, Grain, Plastic Pellets
  • Protection of fibre optics cable, electrical wiring, handset cables, roller shutter doors, thermocouplers, instrument wires and parachute ripcord housings.
  • Joining Misalignment Connections
  • Ideal for loading and unloading Trucks Trailers & Rail Cars
  • Outer Protection over smaller hose to prevent damage, kinking or as a safeguard from bursting.
  • Excellent as a smooth liner in Convoluted Hose Assemblies
  • Used as ‘stylish’ casing in various situations. 
  • General Purpose applications

More information

Pressure Rating:

Although Griplock is not a pressure rated hose, it can generally be expected to withstand pressures of up to 1 BAR (100 kpa) where the discharge from the hose is open ended.

Special Features:

A ‘floppy’ Griplock is available in the smaller diameters (up to 76mm I/D) which is ideal for cable protection. 

The ‘stiff’ version of our Griplock is constructed with a tighter section which improves the air tightness of the hose and gives it ‘stayput’ characteristics. 

Heavy Duty:

Heavy duty Griplock is made from a thicker strip for heavy duty applications and environments. Available in material from 0.3 / 0.8mm thick. 

Conical Griplock:     

We can manufacture our Griplock in a conical / tapered shape with a different I/D on either end. This can help reduce costs of expensive fittings and adaptors. Increasingly popular for all sorts of technical applications.