ability to provide superior product to suit the
application - even it means sourcing it from a
third-party - means that Truco (Transvaal Rubber
Company) can supply entire hose solutions to customers.
This was the case when a large storage company from Durban needed hoses to handle the transfer of aggressive chemicals into their storage tanks, as well as suitable hoses for decanting from the storage tanks into trucks.
In an order worth around R240 000, Truco (Transvaal Rubber Company), sourced hoses from a top UK hose manufacturer. A range of chemical composite hoses was selected for the application. The Truco KZN Branch supplied 8 x 150 mm x 6 m hoses with PTFE (Teflon), which are manufactured to handle aggressive chemicals and solvents, as well as 5 x 200 mm x 6 m heavy-duty chemical hoses with stainless steel inner- and outer helix wires that are designed to cope with normal chemicals.
Truco KZN not only supplied the overseas hose, but also undertook on site pressure testing. To complete the order, Truco supplied 12 x 75 mm x 6 m of its coloured composite hoses to the customer for decanting from the storage tanks into trucks. Different colour hoses will be used to quickly and easily identify the various chemicals in storage.