EN16643 Hose Assembly Electrical Property Grades

The hose assembly electrical property grades and electrical resistance limits are defined within EN 16643 and tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 8031. Aflex Hose electrically conductive (EC) assemblies are defined in EN 16643 as electrically bonded and given the symbol M. M-grade assemblies exhibit a maximum electrical resistance of 100Ω between end fittings. Aflex Hose anti-static (AS) PTFE liners and rubber covers are termed static dissipative within EN 16643 and given the symbol Ω followed by letters that specify either the liner, cover or both; L=liner, C=cover, CL= cover & liner. Ω-grade covers or liners exhibit an electrical resistance of 103-108Ω.

The table below identifies each EN 16643 electrical grade for a hose assembly along with a brief description and example assembly configuration.

 

EN16643 Electrical Grade
For Hose Assembly
EN16643 Description Example Hose Assembly
Grade M Electrically bonded without static-dissipative lining or cover

BFXU/GP SI
Ends ASA150 Lined

 

BFXU/AS PB
Ends: Triclover 

M/Ω-L  Electrically bonded and static-dissipative lining

BFXU/AS SI
Ends ASA150 Lined

 

BFXU/AS PB
Ends: Triclover

M/Ω-C  Electrically bonded and static-dissipative cover BFXU/GP BK
Ends ASA150 Lined
M/Ω-CL Electrically bonded and static-dissipative cover and lining BFXU/AS BK
Ends ASA150 Lined
I Electrically insulated
(no electrical bonding AND no static-dissipative layers)
BFXU/GP PB
EC wire & helix wire insulated
Ends ASA150 Lined
(Special order)
Ω-L Static dissipative lining without electrical bonding BFXU/AS PB
EC wire & helix wire insulated
Ends ASA150 Lined
(Special order)
Ω-C  Static dissipative cover without electrical bonding BFXU/GP BK
Ends ASA150 PP
spigot and flange
(special order)
Ω-CL  Static dissipative cover and lining without electrical bonding BFXU/AS BK
Ends ASA150 PP
spigot and flange
(special order)