Silica Dust Suppression Jackhammer Hose For New OSHA Regulations

A new hose and new awareness for a hazardous issue, respirable crystalline silica: In an effort to protect against worker inhalation of harmful crystalline silica, new regulations have been set by OSHA. Jackhammer and other breaker tool applications are covered by the construction industry compliance regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153 with a start date of September… Read more »

Hose Sleeves: Abrasion, Fire, and Leak Protection for Hose

There are many reasons to install external hose sleeves or wraps on a hose assembly. There are also many types of products depending on the hose application and the type of protection needed. This post will review the different products from nylon sleeves to fire resistant tapes and more. Nylon Hose Protection Sleeves: The most widely… Read more »

Projects of Note

Over the years we have been a part of many projects, some nearby and some that span the globe. Why do companies choose to work with us time and time again? Capital Rubber strives to go beyond providing parts or assemblies by helping find solutions. We pride ourselves on selecting and designing products that will… Read more »

Hose Coupling and Assembly Types, from DIY to Custom Designed Hose

Industrial hose assembly types, from band clamped to built-in hose couplings and everything in between: If you spend some time selecting an industrial hose, you will find that there is a wide range of styles, models, and brands available. Add in the numerous hose coupling styles and materials and the possibilities can become overwhelming. But the selection process… Read more »

Innovation in Cam and Groove Couplings

Cam and groove couplings have served for years in liquid applications from bulk transport to pump suction and discharge with minimal change. A spring-loaded locking arm, new metal alloys, and some accessory items are the only real changes offered to the market over the past few decades. Now there are two innovations that improve safety by decreasing the… Read more »

Hose Pressure at Elevated Temperature

When a hose will be installed where the application involves elevated temperature, it is important to check the working pressure rating of the hose at that temperature.  The listed working pressure on a hose is based on normal operating conditions and temperature (65 – 75 degrees F).  Because rubber and plastics become softer at the high end of their… Read more »

Why Buy USA Made Hose Assemblies?

Buying USA made and fabricated hose assemblies can benefit your business: Support the US economy: Buying USA manufactured and assembled products supports not only the USA factories, but also the distributor and the suppliers of raw material, production equipment, supplies and packaging. Show your clients and your employees that your company is quality driven and… Read more »