Hose vs Tube. What’s the Difference? cover image

Hose vs Tube. What’s the Difference?

Although often used synonymously, tubing and hose vary in one important way: hoses are usually reinforced. Embedded braids or cables, stiffer materials, dual walls or stronger walls are common reinforcements. Usually, trousers are used for high pressure applications, while unreinforced tubing is typically used for applications of gravity flow or lower pressure. There are also several applications which would match either. The crucial thing is to verify the manufacturer’s instructions on your chosen hose or tubing. The simplest way to break down the variations between the hoses and the tubes is to look at them by the major categories in which they vary. The Three Categories that we will look into in in this Blog are