December 6, 2010

Eaton Steam Slayer Hose Optimizes Safety and Performance
in Industrial Steam Transfer Applications

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a new line of steam hose that was engineered to provide maximum safety while delivering unmatched levels of performance. Eaton’s new Steam Slayer hose combines a specially blended chlorobutyl tube with high-tensile steel wire reinforcement and an Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) cover to produce a hose with a 10:1 burst safety factor.

“Steam applications are inherently dangerous,” noted Chris Schwab, lead engineer, Eaton. “The Steam Slayer hoses are consistently dependable in demanding commercial and industrial applications. We’ve combined improved flexibility and unmatched durability to provide maximum safety in steam transfer applications like cleaning, processing and melting glues and waxes.”

Side by side testing shows Steam Slayer hoses are superior to other steam hoses. Steam Slayer withstands more than 2,000 hours of saturated steam at 407°F. That’s more than twice as long as the competitive hoses tested.

Steam Slayer is available in ½”, ¾” and 1” ID sizes. Three color options are offered including the traditional red and black barber pole stripe, a red with yellow ink transfer layline and a black covered hose.

The Steam Slayer hose specifications, pricing and lead times are immediately available through North American distribution.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


Lynn Soule
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