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The Slurryflex CLX XH-Series Self-Floating Ceramic Dredge Hose combines the severe wear performance of a ceramic lined hose with an integral foam casing which allows the hose to float.

The CLX series of ceramic hoses is designed for applications with severe wet sliding abrasion and erosion that would quickly wear out regular rubber mining hoses.

Fine grain alumina ceramic tiles are integrally built into the rubber using a hot vulcanisation process. This creates a seamless surface so the tiles can’t debond. Being set in rubber means the tiles absorb and dissipate impact, while Slurryflex Grade A rubber absorbs noise and vibration.

Independent tests show that Slurryflex hoses are the longest-lasting slurry hoses on the market. And all of our hoses are custom made in Australia to your specifications. Talk to us about your requirements and we’ll help you choose the right hose for the job.

Technical specifications

Brand

Slurryflex CLX

Model

XH-Series

Hose size

DN80–1500 (3–60”) as standard

Hose length

Up to 20m (66’) as standard

Pressure rating

-100kPa to +5000kPa (-14.5psi to +725psi)
Higher on request

Temperature rating

-30°C to +75°C for Slurryflex Grade A rubber + CLX ceramic

CLX internal coverage

Cross-section: full 360° as standard
Longitudinal: full length as standard

Buoyancy rating

0% (neutral) to 50% (half of hose out of water)

End connections

Full spigot fixed flange
Full spigot swivel flange
Custom

Flange types

AS2129, ASME B16.5, ASME B16.47, AWWA C207, AS4087, BS EN 1092, BS3293, JIS B2220, SANS 1123, DIN ISO 7005, custom

Groove types

AWWA C606 OGS, Victaulic AGS, custom

Thread types

BSP, NPT, API, premium, custom

Safety factor

4:1 as standard

Extra options

Custom nozzles, branches, or connections
Wear monitoring system (plug-only or push-button)

Material specifications

Inner liner

Slurryflex Grade A rubber + CLX ceramic (for severe wear slurry)
Slurryflex ASR rubber + CLX ceramic (for acidic slurry)
Slurryflex OSR rubber + CLX ceramic (for oil sands slurry)
Slurryflex HSR rubber + CLX ceramic (for high-temp slurry)
Slurryflex + CLX custom formulation

CLX ceramic

CLX standard (92% alumina, with 1x wear resistance and 1x fracture toughness)
CLX-A95 (95% alumina, with 2x wear resistance and 1x fracture toughness)
CLX-A99 (99% alumina, with 4x wear resistance and 1.1x fracture toughness)
CLX-ZTA (zirconia-toughened alumina, with 4.4x wear resistance and 1.4x fracture toughness)
CLX-ARZ (alumina-reinforced zirconia, with 6.6x wear resistance and 2x fracture toughness)

Reinforcement

Synthetic fabric and wire helix

Outer cover

UV, ozone, and abrasion-resistant rubber

End connections

Carbon steel (painted, galvanised, custom)
Stainless steel (SS304, SS316)
Exotic alloy

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