Maintenance Tips | Maintaining Your Hoses

Here we try to offer guidance and assistance on selecting inspecting & maintaining.

Cleaning your hoses

As with all diving equipment, Miflex hoses require regular checks and maintenence and should be cleaned down after each dive to ensure they remain in good condition and to allow for regular checks.

When cleaning of your Miflex hoses and fittings to reduce the build-up of lime scale, this should be carried out with a de-scaling agent based on citric acid. As with all brass fittings, over a period of time a small build up of scale is possible and care should be taken to carefully remove this to prevent damage or restriction to the use of the hose.

A descaler based on phosphoric acid should not be used as this would cause damage to the outer layers of the hose.

Please find below details of resistance to descalers as recommended by Miflex

  • Resistant to Dekalin® at room temperature
  • Resistant to Descaler (based (10% of the weight) on formic, acetic, citric acids) at room temperature
  • Limited resistance to Descaler (based (10% of the weight) on formic, acetic, citric acids) at a temperature of 50°C (prolonged exposure to the medium may cause irreversible damage)
  • Resistant to Descaler (based (10% of the weight) on sodium hydrogen sulfate) at room temperature
  • Limited resistance to Detergent soln, heavy duty (<10% of the weight) at 80°C (prolonged exposure to the medium may cause irreversible damage)

Inspecting your hoses

As with all equipment, regualr inspections for damage, wear and tear, is required to your Miflex hoses and although our hoses are more abrasion resistant and longer lasting than traditional rubber hoses, this does not mean that they cannot or will not wear – and as such should be inspected.