RADCOFLEX & the Oil Industry

RADCOFLEX has a proud history of supplying the oil industry with products used in its refining, storage and distribution activities. From humble beginnings nearly 60 years ago, RADCOFLEX has grown into an international company servicing customers in many parts of the world.

We have achieved this by being innovative and accepting and solving the many challenges we face with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. We also believe that product quality and service is paramount. We have been fortunate over the years to have a loyal, dedicated and experienced staff willing to work closely with our customers, helping them identify their system needs and supplying a product that provides cost effective solutions.

Flexible Metal Hoses

Used in the conveying of petroleum and oil products as delivery hoses with road and rail tankers, as vibration absorbing pump connectors in tank farms, in conjunction with fuel gantry loading arms, and for general in-plant applications where higher temperature and pressures are involved and/or corrosive or abrasive environments are present. Also widely used as an external mechanical protection for other hoses.

RADCOFLEX manufactures a wide range of high quality stainless steel corrugated, wire braiding and stripwound metal hoses and assemblies in a bore size range from 5mm to 355mm. An extensive range of end connections including flanges, threaded fittings, pipe and tube ends, and quick release couplings can be welded to the hoses to form custom made assemblies.

Our corrugated hoses have many uses including from purely conveying product, to absorbing vibration, to correcting misalignments in pipework systems, to seismic movement control. Special heavy wall braided corrugated hoses can handle working pressures of up to 220 bars subject to the hose diameter required.

Non Metallic Hose

Used in the conveying of petroleum and oil products with road and rail tankers, fuel vapour recycling, in-plant applications, tank farms, fuel depot distribution, waste oil recovery, and ship-to-shore bulk handling. Composite hoses provide a light-weight, more flexible hose alternative to rubber hose.

RADCOFLEX manufactures composite hoses in diameters up to 250mm from a range of materials such as polypropylene, polyester and polyamide depending upon the hose application, reinforced with wire helixes of galvanised steel, aluminium, SS316 stainless steel or polypropylene coated steel. The hoses can be rope lagged to provide external protection and insulation for the hoses.

Our composite hose assemblies are fitted with a range of end connections including flanges, threaded ends, pipe ends and quick release camlocks in aluminium, stainless steel, polypropylene and bronze, which can be swaged or wire whipped attached. Widely used are the RADCOFLEX Ohmseal fittings designed to allow both the inner and outer wires of the hose to be positively connected for electrical continuity.

Expansion Joints

Used primarily in refineries and tank farms as part of the piping system to assist with solutions for pipework movement resulting generally from expansion, contraction, seismic activity, misalignments, vibration, heat and pressure stresses.

RADCOFLEX manufactures custom-engineered expansion joints in a range of metal, fabric and rubber materials with a proven track record for providing a long service life and reducing plant downtime and maintenance costs. These expansion joints can be fitted with movement control devices to assist with pipework reliability.

Our Metal Expansion Joints can be manufactured in circular or rectangular shapes fitted with flanges or pipe weld ends, in materials from austenitic stainless steels through to the high nickel alloys, with typical uses in high temperature and corrosive atmosphere applications.

RADCOFLEX Fabric Expansion Joints are manufactured from the latest fluoropolymer based heat sealable materials with typical uses in flue ducting and ventilation systems. These materials combined with insulation layers as necessary can provide joints with temperature ratings up to 1000°C.

Our Rubber Expansion Joints can be supplied in a variety of heat resisting and/or oil resistant synthetic rubber compounds including nitrile, neoprene, EPDM and Viton, fitted with flanges or pipe unions.