Power management company Eaton has announced the complete EverCool mobile air conditioning (A/C) hose portfolio. The complete portfolio, which includes the new EC007 barrier hose, as well as the GH001 veneer hose and FC800 large-bore hose, now provides options for the full range of mobile A/C applications including bus, truck, agricultural and construction vehicles.
Eaton’s EverCool EC007 barrier hose is intended for truck, agricultural and construction customers. Designed to reduce refrigeration loss, the hose helps minimize environmental impacts from greenhouse gases as well as downtime and costs associated with needing to add refrigerant to the system, the company stated. The EC007 barrier hose is constructed with a thermoplastic barrier layer between textile-reinforced elastomeric layers, with an outer cover built with a heat, ozone and UV-resistant synthetic elastomer.
The FC800 large bore hose is specifically designed for nominal sizes required for bus air conditioning systems. The FC800 EverCool core is made of a blended CR Rubber material, a synthetic characterized by its long-lasting elasticity, heat resistance and excellent resistance to a number of refrigerants and compressor oils. This core tube provides significantly greater flexibility than a corrugated hose and therefore withstands the high mechanical stress coming from the engine, Eaton said. The core is covered by a polyamide barrier layer, which reduces the hose’s permeation rate to just 0.5 kg/m²/year.
The new EC007 barrier hose product joins Eaton’s GH001 veneer hose, which features nearly zero permeation, a tighter bend radius, EZ-clip compatibility, and the widest in-class temperature range to complete the EverCool line, according to the company. All three hoses in the portfolio are qualified with multiple refrigerants, including R1234yf.