Performance in the field is influenced by chemical concentration, temperature, vacuum, pressure and other application variables. Therefore, all factors must be considered before purchasing your flexible ducting. We have put together a few guides to aid with your decision. Suitability for a particular application may only be determined under actual service conditions and sample trials are recommended to assure satisfactory services.

Please take a look at our technical data tables. Follow the links below.

Convert your measurements with the trusty SDS conversion table.

USED FOR | IMPERIAL UNIT | METRIC UNIT | FACTOR |
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Length | inch | mm | 25.4 |

Length | Foot | m | 0.3048 |

Mass | oz | gm | 28.3495 |

Mass | lb | kg | 0.454 |

Mass | ton | t | 1.016 |

Volume | ins3 | cm3 | 16.367 |

Volume | ft3 | m3 | 0.02832 |

Pressure | lb f/in2 | Pa (N/m2) | 6894.76 |

Pressure | lb f/in2 | K Pa | 6.894 |

Pressure | lb f/in2 | Kg/cm2 | 0.0703 |

Pressure | lb f/in2 | N/mm2 | 0.006894 |

Pressure | ton f/in2 | M Pa | 15.448 |

Pressure | ton f/in2 | KP/mm2 | 1.575 |

Pressure | ins H2O | mm H2O | 25.4 |

Pressure | ins H2O | Pa (N/m2) | 249.089 |

Pressure | ins H2O | Kp/cm2 | 0.00254 |

Pressure | ins Hg | Pa | 3386.39 |

Check your compatibility with the SDS Vacuum Equivalent Guide.

mm Hg | mm Hg x 13.6 = mm H2o | mmHg x 0.0394 = ind Hg | mm Hg x 0.535 = ins H2O | mm Hg x 0.0193 = psi (ABS) |
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0.1 | 1.36 | 0 | 0.05 | 0 |

0.5 | 6.8 | 0.02 | 0.26 | 0 |

1 | 13.6 | 0.03 | 0.53 | 0.02 |

5 | 68 | 0.19 | 2.67 | 0.09 |

10 | 136 | 0.39 | 5.35 | 0.19 |

25 | 340 | 0.98 | 13.37 | 0.48 |

50 | 680 | 1.97 | 26.75 | 0.96 |

75 | 1020 | 2.95 | 40.12 | 1.44 |

100 | 1360 | 3.94 | 53.5 | 1.93 |

500 | 6800 | 19.7 | 267.5 | 9.65 |

760 | 10336 | 29.94 | 406.6 | 14.66 |

Unsure of your pressure measurements, click here to us the helpful SDS pressure equivalents guide.

Kpa | Kpa x 0.0102 = Kgf cm2 | Kpa x 0.145 = lbs/ins | Kpa x 0.295 = ins Hg | Kpa x 7.5 = mm Hg | Kpa x 4.015 = ins H2O | Kpa x 101.97 = mm H2O |
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0.1 | 0 | 0.01 | 0.03 | 0.75 | 0.40 | 10.19 |

0.5 | 0 | 0.07 | 0.14 | 3.75 | 2 | 50.98 |

1 | 0.01 | 0.14 | 0.29 | 7.50 | 4.01 | 101.97 |

5 | 0.05 | 0.72 | 1.47 | 37.50 | 20.07 | 509.85 |

10 | 0.1 | 1.45 | 2.95 | 75 | 40.15 | 1019.70 |

25 | 0.25 | 3.62 | 7.37 | 187.50 | 100.37 | 2549.25 |

50 | 0.51 | 7.25 | 14.75 | 375 | 200.75 | 5098.50 |

75 | 0.76 | 10.87 | 22.12 | 562.50 | 301.12 | 7647.75 |

100 | 1.02 | 14.50 | 29.50 | 750 | 401.50 | 10197 |

500 | 5.10 | 72.50 | 147.50 | 3750 | 2007.50 | 50985 |

1000 | 10.20 | 145 | 295 | 7500 | 4015 | 101970 |

## Explanation of abbreviations

PVC = Polyvinyl chloride, soft

HY = Hytrel (Polyesterelastomere)

PE = Polyethylene

PU = Polyurethane (ether/ester)

CR / CPR = Cloroprene rubber (Neoprene®)

SI = Silicone rubber

PA 6.6 = Polyamide 6.6

TPK / TPR = Thermoplastic rubber (Santoprene®)

PTFE = Teflon®

CSM = Hypalon (Sulphochloric polyethylene)

Viton® = Fluoric rubber

A = resistant

B = moderately resistant

C = not suitable

– = untested

The information is a guide only and will vary depending on a variety of factors. e.g. the type and strength of chemicals in contact with the duct and varying temperatures and pressures to which it is exposed. The factors may affect the appropriateness and service life of materials in different applications.

The table is to be used only for assistance in identifying a possibly compatible solution and the end user should obtain expert opinion when the ducting is put into use.

CHEMICAL | PVC | HY | PE | PU | CPR | SI | PA | TPR | PTFE | CSM | Viton |
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Acetaldehyde | – | – | A | C | C | C | B | A | A | B | C |

Acetic acid | C | A | A | C | C | A | C | B | A | A | C |

Acetic acid anhydride | C | B | A | C | A | C | – | B | A | A | C |

Acetone | C | B | A | C | B | B | A | A | A | B | C |

Acetylene | – | A | A | B | B | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Aluminium chloride solution | – | B | A | – | A | B | A | A | A | A | A |

Aluminium sulphate solution | A | B | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Ammonia (anhydrous) | A | – | A | C | A | A | – | B | A | B | C |

Ammonium chloride solution | – | A | A | C | A | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Ammonium hydroxide solution | – | B | A | – | A | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Ammonium sulphate solution | A | A | A | – | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Amylacetate | – | B | A | C | C | C | – | A | A | C | C |

Amylalcohol | C | A | A | C | A | C | – | A | A | A | A |

Aniline | C | C | A | C | C | – | B | B | A | B | A |

Asphalt | A | B | A | C | B | C | – | C | A | B | A |

ASTM Oil No. 1 | – | A | – | A | A | B | – | C | A | A | A |

ASTM Oil No. 3 | – | A | – | B | A | C | – | C | A | B | A |

ASTM Reference Fuel A | – | A | – | A | A | – | – | C | A | A | A |

ASTM Reference Fuel B | – | A | – | C | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

ASTM Reference Fuel C | – | A | – | C | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

Barium hydroxide | – | B | A | C | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Beer | – | A | A | A | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Benzaldehyde | C | – | A | C | C | C | C | B | A | C | C |

Benzene | C | A | A | A | B | C | A | B | A | B | A |

Benzene chloride | – | – | A | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | B |

Benzol | C | B | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | B |

Borax solution | A | A | A | C | A | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Boric acid solution | A | A | A | C | A | A | B | A | A | A | A |

Bromine liquid (anhydrous) | C | C | C | C | C | C | – | C | A | B | B |

Butane | C | A | – | A | A | – | – | B | A | A | A |

Butyl acetate | C | B | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | C |

Butyraldehyde | – | – | A | C | B | – | – | B | A | B | C |

Butyric acid | – | B | A | – | C | – | – | C | A | B | – |

Calcium bisulphite solution | – | – | B | A | A | A | – | B | A | A | A |

Calcium chloride solution | A | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Calcium hydroxide solution | – | B | A | C | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Calcium hypochlorite solution (5%) | – | A | A | C | B | B | – | A | A | A | A |

Calcium hypochlorite solution (20%) | – | – | A | C | B | B | – | A | A | A | B |

Carbon dioxide | – | A | A | B | A | A | – | B | A | A | A |

Carbon disulphide | C | – | A | C | C | – | A | B | A | C | – |

Carbon monoxide | – | A | A | – | A | A | – | C | A | A | – |

Carbon tetrachloride | C | B | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | – |

Caustic potash (see potassium hydroxide) | |||||||||||

Caustic soda (see sodium hydroxide) | |||||||||||

Chlorine gas (dry) | C | C | B | B | B | – | C | C | A | B | A |

Chlorine gas (moist) | C | C | B | C | C | – | C | C | A | B | B |

Chloroacetic acid | – | C | A | C | A | C | – | A | A | A | C |

Chlorobenzene | C | C | A | B | C | C | A | C | A | C | A |

Chloroform | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | A | C | A |

Chlorosulphonic acid | C | C | C | C | C | – | – | C | A | C | C |

Chromic acid (10 – 50%) | – | C | B | C | C | C | B | C | A | A | A |

Citric acid solution | A | A | A | C | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Cotton seed oil | – | A | A | A | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Creosote | – | – | A | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

Cupric chloride solution | – | A | – | A | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Cupric sulphate solution | – | A | – | C | A | A | B | A | A | A | A |

Cyclohexane | C | A | A | A | C | C | – | C | A | C | A |

Dibutyl phthalate | – | A | A | A | C | – | A | A | A | C | B |

Diethyl ether | – | – | A | C | C | – | A | C | A | – | – |

Diethyl sebacate | – | A | – | C | C | – | – | B | A | B | B |

Dioctyl phthalate | – | A | A | C | C | C | A | B | A | C | B |

Dowtherm A | – | – | – | C | B | – | – | C | A | B | A |

Ehtylene glycol | – | A | A | – | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Epichlorohydrin | – | C | A | C | – | – | – | B | A | B | C |

Ethanol | – | A | A | B | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Ether | – | – | A | C | C | – | A | C | A | – | – |

Ethyl alcohol | – | A | A | B | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Ethyl chloride | – | C | A | B | C | C | – | B | A | C | A |

Ethylacetate | C | B | A | C | C | B | A | A | A | B | C |

Ethylene dichloride | C | C | A | C | B | B | – | B | A | C | A |

Ethylene oxide | – | A | A | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | C |

Exxon 2380 lubricating oil | – | B | – | – | – | – | – | C | A | – | A |

Ferric chloride solution | A | B | A | – | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Fluorosilicic acid | – | B | A | C | A | C | – | B | A | A | – |

Formaldehyde (40%) | C | B | A | C | A | – | A | A | A | A | A |

Formic acid | – | B | A | C | A | B | C | A | A | A | C |

FREON 113 | – | A | A | – | A | – | – | C | A | A | A |

FREON 114 | – | A | A | – | A | – | – | C | A | A | B |

FREON 11 | – | A | A | – | A | C | – | C | A | A | A - B |

FREON 12 | – | A | A | – | A | C | A | B | A | A | A - B |

FREON 22 | – | – | A | – | A | C | – | C | A | A | C |

Furfurol | – | – | A | C | B | – | B | B | A | B | C |

Fyrquel 220 (hydraulic fluid) | – | B | – | – | – | – | – | – | A | – | A |

Glue | – | A | A | A | A | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Glycerine (90%) | A | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Grease | – | A | A | – | B | C | – | C | A | B | A |

Hydrazine (diamide) | – | C | – | – | – | C | – | A | A | – | C |

Hydrochloric acid (20%) | B | B | A | C | A | B | C | B | A | A | A |

Hydrochloric acid (37%) | B | C | A | C | A | B | C | A | A | A | A |

Hydrofluoric acid (48%) | – | C | A | C | A | – | C | B | A | A | A |

Hydrofluoric acid (75%) | – | C | A | C | B | – | C | C | A | A | B |

Hydrofluoric acid (anhydrous) | – | C | A | C | B | – | C | C | A | A | A |

Hydrogen | – | A | B | C | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Hydrogen cyanide | – | B | – | – | A | – | – | A | A | A | – |

Hydrogen peroxide (90%) | – | – | B | C | B | – | C | B | A | A | A |

Hydrogen sulphide | – | A | A | B | A | – | A | A | A | A | – |

Iso-octane | C | A | A | B | A | C | – | C | A | A | – |

Iso-propyl alcohol | C | A | A | C | A | A | A | B | A | A | A |

Iso-propyl ether | – | – | B | C | C | – | – | C | A | B | C |

JP-4 | – | A | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

JP-5 | – | – | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

JP-6 | – | – | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

Kerosene | – | B | A | A | C | C | – | C | A | B | A |

Lactic acid | C | B | A | A | A | A | B | A | A | A | A |

Linseed oil | – | B | A | B | A | – | – | B | A | A | A |

Magnesium chloride solution | B | B | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Magnesium hydroxide solution | – | B | A | – | A | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Mercuric chloride solution | – | B | – | B | A | A | C | A | A | A | A |

Mercury | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Methanol | C | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | B |

Methyl alcohol | C | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | B |

Methylene chloride | C | C | A | C | C | – | B | B | A | C | B |

Methylethyl ketone (MEK) | C | A | A | C | C | – | A | A | A | C | C |

Mineral oil | C | A | A | B | A | A | A | C | A | A | A |

Mobil XRM 206A | – | B | – | – | – | – | – | – | A | – | A |

n-hexane | C | A | A | A | A | C | A | C | A | A | A |

Naphthalene | C | B | A | C | C | C | – | C | A | C | A |

Naptha | C | A | A | C | C | C | – | C | A | C | A |

Nitric acid (10%) | – | B | A | C | B | B | C | B | A | A | A |

Nitric acid (30%) | – | C | A | C | C | B | C | B | A | A | A |

Nitric acid (60%) | – | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | A | B | A |

Nitric acid (70%) | – | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | A | C | A |

Nitric acid (fuming) | – | C | – | C | C | C | C | C | A | C | B |

Nitrobenzene | C | C | A | C | C | C | – | A | A | C | B |

Oleic acid | – | A | A | – | B | – | – | B | A | B | B |

Oleum (20 – 25%) | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | A | B | A |

Palmitic acid | – | A | A | B | B | – | – | B | A | B | A |

Perchloroethylene | C | C | A | C | C | B | – | C | A | C | A |

Phenol | C | C | A | C | C | C | C | B | A | C | A |

Phosphoric acid (20%) | A | – | A | C | A | – | C | A | A | A | A |

Phosphoric acid (60%) | A | C | A | C | A | C | C | A | A | A | A |

Phosphoric acid (70%) | B | C | A | C | A | C | C | A | A | A | A |

Phosphoric acid (85%) | B | C | A | C | A | C | C | A | A | A | A |

Pickling solution 17% Nitric acid 4% Hydrofluoric acid | – | C | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | A | A |

Pickling solution 20% Nitric acid 4% Hydrofluoric acid | – | C | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | A | A |

Picrinic acid | – | B | A | B | A | C | – | B | A | A | A |

Potassium dichromate solution | A | B | A | C | A | C | – | A | A | A | – |

Potassium hydroxide solution (dilute) | – | A | A | – | A | – | – | A | A | A | – |

Pydraul 312C | – | A | – | C | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

Pyridine | C | C | A | C | C | C | A | B | A | C | C |

QFI-2023 (Silicone brake fluid) | – | B | – | – | – | A | – | – | A | – | A |

Quick silver (mercury) | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Ricinol (Ricinus oil) | – | B | A | – | A | A | – | B | A | A | A |

SAE Oil No. 10 | – | A | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | A |

Sea water | A | A | A | – | A | – | A | A | A | A | A |

Shell Turbine Oil 307 | – | B | – | – | B | – | – | C | A | B | B |

Silicone grease | – | A | A | A | A | C | – | A | A | A | A |

Skydrol 500 | – | A | – | C | C | B | – | A | A | C | C |

Skylube 450 | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | A | – | C |

Soap solution | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Sodium chloride solution | – | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Sodium dichromate (20%) | C | B | A | – | B | – | – | A | A | A | A |

Sodium hydroxide (20%) | – | A | A | – | A | B | – | A | A | A | A |

Sodium hydroxide (46.5%) | – | B | A | – | A | B | – | A | A | A | A |

Sodium hydroxide (50%) | – | – | A | – | A | B | – | A | A | A | C |

Sodium hydroxide (73%) | – | A | A | – | A | B | – | A | A | A | C |

Sodium hypochlorite (5%) | A | A | B | C | A | B | – | A | A | A | A |

Sodium hypochlorite (20%) | B | B | B | C | B | B | – | A | A | A | B |

Sodium peroxide solution | – | A | C | – | A | C | – | A | A | A | A |

Soya bean oil | C | B | A | – | A | A | – | C | A | A | A |

Stannic chloride | A | – | – | C | B | – | – | – | A | B | A |

Stannic chloride (15%) | A | B | – | C | A | – | – | B | A | A | A |

Steam | – | B | – | C | A | C | – | A | A | A | B |

Stearic acid | A | B | A | A | B | A | – | B | A | B | – |

Styrene | C | C | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | A |

Sulphur (molten) | A | B | A | B | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Sulphur dioxide gas | A | B | A | C | A | A | – | A | A | A | – |

Sulphur dioxide liquid | A | B | A | C | A | – | – | A | A | A | – |

Sulphur trioxide | – | C | C | C | C | B | – | B | A | C | – |

Sulphuric acid (5 – 10%) | A | B | A | C | A | A | C | A | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (10 – 50%) | B | C | A | C | A | – | C | B | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (50 – 80%) | C | C | A | C | B | – | C | C | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (60%) | C | C | A | C | B | – | C | C | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (90%) | C | C | C | C | C | – | C | C | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (95%) | C | C | C | C | C | – | C | C | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (< 5%) | A | A | A | C | A | A | C | A | A | A | A |

Sulphuric acid (fuming, 20% oleum) | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | C | A | B | A |

Sulphurous acid | – | B | – | – | C | C | – | C | A | A | C |

Sunoco XS-820 (EP Grease) | – | B | – | – | – | – | – | C | A | – | A |

Tannic acid | – | A | A | A | A | B | – | A | A | A | A |

Tartaric acid | – | B | A | – | A | A | – | B | A | A | A |

Tetrahydrofuran | C | – | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | C |

Toluene | C | B | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | B |

Tributylphosphate | – | – | A | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | C |

Trichloroethylene | C | C | C | C | C | B | B | C | A | C | A |

Tricresylphosphate | – | – | A | B | C | C | – | A | A | C | A |

Triethanolamine | C | C | A | C | A | – | – | A | A | A | C |

Trisodium phosphate solution | – | A | – | B | A | A | – | A | A | A | A |

Tung oil | – | B | – | – | A | – | – | C | A | A | A |

Turpentine | C | – | A | C | C | C | – | C | A | C | A |

Varnish | – | B | – | – | C | – | – | C | A | C | C |

Water | A | A | A | C | A | A | A | A | A | A | A |

Xylene | C | A | A | C | C | C | A | C | A | C | A |

Zinc chloride solution | A | A | A | C | A | – | B | A | A | A | A |