Flexible Riser Hose System has been specifically designed to replace rigid riser pipes such as steel which is subject to rust and encrustrations. This internal scaling reduces flow rates and pump efficiency. Other risers such as PVC and polypipe can be brittle or bend. They are also generally heavier and hard to handle. There is no safety cable required when using Flexibore due to its high tensile strength.
These include mine de-watering, domestic and municipal water supply, test pumping, rural and industrial bore-water retrieval and similar ground water projects.
Flexibore is attached to the pump with the patented couplings. The pump, with hose and cables attached, is lowered into the bore using either a simple rolling wheel or a crane. With its continuous length, the hose can be installed with less time and labour than rigid systems, this includes poly pipe. The same advantages apply to pump retrieval.