A hose is a flexible hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing. Complete line of air, chemical, petroleum, food grade, material handling and mining hoses, steam and water hoses, expansion joints and connectors. Available with custom end configurations from built-in lined flanges to beaded ends. Products are available in a full range of tube compounds and gauges for added resistance to abrasion, heat and corrosive conditions. Hose design is based on a combination of application and performance. Common factors are size, pressure rating, weight, length, straight hose or coilhose, and chemical compatibility. Available in sizes ranging 1/8" to 24", across standards ie BSP, BSPT, NPT, Metric, UNC etc.