Eaton launches new hoses for high-percentage blends of biodiesel

By Eaton | September 28, 2016

Power management company Eaton announced the launch of the GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications. Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last one to two years, Eaton’s GH100 and GH101 solutions are engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, featuring a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation.

The GH100 and GH101 hoses are designed to perform in high-temperature mobile applications, including trucks, buses, agriculture and construction equipment and ecofriendly power vehicles. Compatible with high-percentage biodiesel fuels and new synthetic oils, the solutions support a longer hose life while also ensuring safety requirements and quality standards are met.

“Standard hoses not compatible with biofuels can prematurely crack, leak or burst at high temperatures, leading to a host of safety, liability and warranty issues,” said Doris Showalter, Eaton product manager. “Ushering in the future of sustainable hydraulics, Eaton's new family of biodiesel hoses are tested and engineered to excel in high-temperature conditions—providing users with the ultimate performance assurance and complete peace of mind.”

Unlike conventional hoses that deteriorate at 100 degrees Celsius, the GH100 and GH101 hoses are qualified for minus 40 C to 150 C with B2, B5 and B20, and minus 40 C to 125 C with B100. With synthetic oils, such as those used in transmission oil cooler applications, GH100 and GH101 are qualified to minus 40 C to 150 C (175 C intermittent).

Additionally, because GH100 and GH101 hoses are qualified with every blend of biodiesel up to B100, users no longer have to worry about rotating between B5, B20 or higher and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels. Customers also have a choice of abrasion-resistant fabric or rubber cover and multiple fitting options.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help its customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

To learn more about Eaton’s complete line of GH100 and GH101 hoses, click here


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