Tar and asphalt have to be heated up so that they can be worked with. When they are cool, the material is solid and can't easily be worked with to be laid on a roof or as part of a road. The problem with heating up tar and asphalt is that they have to get quite hot in order to work and they have to stay that temperature from the start of the job to the end. That means when it is going from whatever kind of holding tank the material is being heated up in, to whatever kind of applicator is being used at the end of the job, it could lose its heat. Since leaving the tank is going to mean that the asphalt or tar is going to start cooling down immediately, it's important to use something like a hot tar and asphalt hose so that the material stays as hot as possible.
Hot Tar and Asphalt Hose
These hoses are specially made to work with asphalt and tar. They can be made out of either metal or rubber that has been treated to handle the heat that tar and asphalt are going to put out as it is being transported. Both metal and rubber have their uses when it comes to these hoses. Metal can last longer than rubber when it comes to hoses, but it can be much less flexible than rubber which can make it hard to use in some places. Rubber hoses are much more flexible, making them easier to use in tight or awkward spaces, and they can be easier to use when there are long distances between the heating tank and the application site. However, they can break down easier and there may be more heat loss over long distances. However, that can be avoided somewhat by using hoses that have additional insulation on them.
Above the benefits of making sure that the tar or asphalt stays warm while it is being moved from heating tank to application site, these hoses have other benefits. One is that they can prevent workplace injury. Hot tar and asphalt are exactly that: hot. They are sticky and gooey and hard to get off. They can leave nasty and painful burns because they stick to the skin and can't be easily removed until it has cooled somewhat.
Tar and asphalt are used in a lot of places. Hot tar and asphalt hoses make it easier to use those materials. To learn more, contact a company like Copperstate Hose.