Fuel-Flex Hose and Fittings Specialised Hoses and Fittings for the Offshore Industry
Fuel-Flex Hose and Fittings, established in March 2006, is currently one of the leading manufacturers of composite fuel and oil hoses, as well as a leading supplier of hoses and fittings to the petroleum and chemical industries throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries.
Over the past few years we have gained credibility in the marketplace and have established good relations with our customers. We strive to offer good-quality products as well as an excellent service. Our ultimate goal is to become a recognised leader in the supply of hoses and fittings to the petroleum and chemical industries.
Dry disconnect couplers and ship / bunkering / fuel hoses
We are currently representatives for Mann-Tek dry disconnect couplers as well as Ela-Flex ship / bunkering / fuel hoses. Both these brands are recognised throughout the world in the petroleum, chemical and offshore industries.
Fuel and oil hoses and fittings for the offshore industry
We supply the following range of fuel and oil hoses and fittings:
- Fuel hoses
- Chemical hoses
- Fuel and oil hoses for harbour and offshore industries
- Rail and locomotive refuelling hoses
- Industrial hoses
- Air and water hoses
- Cement hoses
- Hoses for food and brewery industries
- Dry break couplers
- Dry break gas couplers
- Break away couplers (cable operate as well as breaking bolt)
- API couplers
- Barret couplers
- Dust caps
- Bottom valves
- Line valves
- Ball valves
- All fuel tanker / plant / depot components
Lightweight composite fuel hoses
Fuel-Flex Hose and Fittings has been involved in the research and development of the 4in Aluflex lightweight composite fuel hose for the last four years. We have been successful in making an ultra flexible, ultra lightweight 4in composite fuel hose. We are proud to say that no other South African company has managed to produce a product of this quality.
Dry disconnect couplings
Dry disconnect couplings are the given choice for the handling of any liquid, chemicals, gas, etc. where spills can be both costly and hazardous. Dry disconnect couplings can be found in various applications, ranging from handling toxic chemicals and fuels to transferring clean water.
Due to the wide range of materials and sealing types, dry disconnect couplings are flexible enough to suit almost any application, and are available in sizes from ¾in to 6in. Dry disconnect couplings are designed and manufactured according to standard NATO STANAG 3756, which guarantees full interchangeability with couplings designed according to this standard.
Dry gas couplings
Dry gas couplings are a further development from the dry disconnect couplings, specially designed to handle liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) even in the toughest conditions. Dry gas couplings are available in sizes from 1in to 3in, to handle almost any type of LPG transfer. They are manufactured according to the standard EN 13760:2003(E).
Safety pressure caps
Safety pressure caps are designed to be used with dry disconnect couplings (DDC) for an even higher safety level. The cap is mounted on the DDC tank unit and works this way as a second / third enclosure. The cap is equipped with a leakage warning indicator as well as a pressure-relief function.
Safety pressure caps are available in the following sizes: 2in, 2¾in, 3in and 4in. They are used in hazardous chemical transportation, railcars, tank trucks, etc.
Safety break-away couplings
Safety break-away couplings are designed to prevent pull-away accidents when loading or unloading tank trucks, railcars, vessel boats, etc. The couplings are available in the breaking pin model or cable-release model. Any model you choose will guarantee a high safety level and minimise the risk of unwanted spills.
Safety break-away couplings are available in sizes from 2in to 8in, and in various materials and sealing types to suit most applications.
Full-flow ball valves
Full-flow ball valves have been specially designed for handling different types of fuels such as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, etc. in tank trucks. Due to the special design, a very good flow is achieved and the turbulence in minimised, which results in higher flexibility and easier implementation.
Full-flow ball valves are available in one-way (one inlet, one outlet) and two-way (one inlet, two outlets), and in sizes from 2in to 4in.
Swivels for hoses, nozzles and pipes
Swivels are used to allow free rotation movement between hoses, nozzles, pipes, etc., and are available in sizes from ¾in to 4in and in various types of connections and materials to suit almost any application.