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Floating hose

A floating hose supplies vessels and offshore platforms with liquids, such as chemicals, fuels or drinking water. Ridderflex assembles both single carcass as well as double carcass hoses.

A floating hose has a special construction. This leads to the following benefits:

  • an extra outer layer creates buoyancy over the long length of the hose (the hose can never be submerged);
  • the smooth outer surface of the hose ensures that the hose cannot get stuck on railings of a ship when being retrieved;
  • bright markings improve visibility in the water.

Floating hose: various types

Ridderflex supplies various types of floating hoses both single carcass as well as double carcass hoses. We assemble hoses and hose couplings in almost any length, diameter and type.

Single carcassA single carcass hose is capable to withstand the demands of the world’s most exposed offshore installations. This hose consists of the tube, spiral reinforcement and cover layers.
Double carcassA double carcass hose is an anti-pollution hose. When the primary carcass leaks, the secondary carcass remains intact and takes over. In that way, oil spillage and environmental damage will be prevented.

Assembly and identification

Hoses can be assembled in almost any length, diameter and type you require. If desired, hoses can be tagged for identification with (coloured) labels.

Reinspection of hoses

Did you know that inspection and reinspection of hoses is mandatory according to the Dutch guideline NPR5527:2009? This applies to all hoses, including new hoses being placed in service. Tests must be performed by or on behalf of the user. Ridderflex supplies new hose assemblies increasingly with a pressure test report. We gladly assist you with the reinspection of your hoses.

We are happy to advise you about all the possibilities. Please contact our sales department.

Floating hose

Related to floating hoses

  • Hoses for the offshore

    Hoses for the offshore

    Ridderflex supplies a wide range of hoses for the offshore industry, a.o. floating hoses, RIG supply hoses and bulk transfer hoses.

  • Offshore industry

    Offshore industry

    Ridderflex develops and produces plenty of products for the offshore industry. And increasingly for the offshore renewables. Our customers are amongst others construction companies of offshore platforms and components of these platforms. On November 29, 2018 we were allowed to put the award of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018 in our pocket!

  • Maritime industry

    Maritime industry

    Ridderflex supplies products to companies that perform building, renovation and repair activities for vessels. Such as rubber profiles, fenders. wear plates, gaskets and sealing products and hoses.


ISO including co-engineering

Ridderflex complies with international quality management requirements. We are now also certified for co-engineering – our strength – . Read more


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