14615 Lone Oak Road
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tel: (952) 294-7992
Date December 6, 2010
For Release Immediately
Contact Lynn Soule, (952) 294-7992
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.
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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 www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
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