Eaton launches new GH001 EverCool air conditioning hose
Published: 4 March 2015 - Marianne Evans
Power management company Eaton has launched a new patent pending GH001 EverCool hose, which features nearly zero permeation and potential refrigerant gas loss. The air conditioning (A/C) hose was developed to provide maximum performance for a wide variety of refrigerants and refrigerant oils, and is ideal for use in mobile A/C and refrigeration applications within buses, trucks and other large commercial vehicles. The core tube consists of a dual-extrusion veneer bonded to a second layer, minimising effusion while maximising oil and refrigerant compatibility.
“The GH001 EverCool hose meets the high standards of equipment manufacturers requiring longer hose life, greater temperature resistance and better kink resistance” said Johannes Kammerlohr, product manager, Eaton. “By virtually eliminating refrigerant loss, the hose demonstrates Eaton’s dedication to creating reliable and environmentally friendly fluid conveyance solutions.”
Many mobile applications, including within trucks, buses, agricultural and construction vehicles, use very long lengths of A/C hose on both the pressure and suction side. Utilising long hose lengths maximises the value of the GH001 A/C hose, helping eliminate refrigerant loss and the ensuing need to top off the system over time.
This new generation of hose technology helps satisfy the collective needs of the global mobile equipment market, which utilises a variety of refrigerants to meet specific performance requirements. With its performance and hose life in mobile A/C and refrigeration applications, the GH001 A/C hose answers increasing global demand for reduction in emissions of greenhouse gasses.
Built to withstand temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Celsius (C) to 140 C, the GH001 A/C hose exceeds the SAE-specified maximum rating of 125 C. This hose is available with a factory crimp fitting system.