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Congrats to Jose Martinez for 10 Years

 Jose Martinez – Valued Employee of 10 Years!
Jose Martinez celebrating 10 years

We would like to congratulate Jose Martinez for achieving 10 years of exemplary service with UIP International, Inc. Jose has been a valuable member of our Houston team and an integral part of this company. We owe our success largely to your outstanding dedication and commitment over the years. We celebrate your achievements with you today.

Thank you for your evident contributions to the company. You are an indispensable asset to the team!

Howard White


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Offshore Oil Hose ~ LPG Transfer


Offshore Oil Hose

Construction of offshore oil hose depends upon the product being transferred and additional operational parameters.
Featured here, are custom built hoses for Liquid Petroleum Gas Applications.
The offshore transfer of LPG requires specific hose design and construction to stand up to the harsh and demanding offshore environment. Our custom built LPG submarine hoses contain design elements which specifically recognize a potential for LPG to permeate typical oil hose rubber linings. They are electrically discontinuous and the cover is resistant to wear, aging, stress, abrasion, ozone, oil and saltwater penetration. They also feature built-in, seamless carbon steel nipples with 300lb ANSI fixed x floating weld neck, raised-face flanges. These hoses have been hydro-tested and certified to USCG Standards. Learn more about our extensive offshore oil hose capabilities on our website.
TYPE 297 Daytona Type Mainline Submarine Hose
TYPE 298 Daytona Type Tanker Rail Hose

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Industrial Hose Fall Sale

UIP Industrial Hose Sale
2019 Industrial Rubber Hose Sale


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Custom Fabricated Hose Assemblies – High Pressure Jetting Hose

high pressure water jetting hose

UIP’s unique ability to custom fabricate hose assemblies includes high pressure Jetting Hose.

Featured here is a custom built 4” ID concrete jetting hose for high pressure service.  The assembly pictured has a 400# psi rating.  The inner tube is composed of ½” tan pure gum and is reinforced with numerous plies of polyester tire cord and a helical wire for additional pressure and vacuum service.  The outer cover is constructed of a 1/8″ thick SBR/EPDM compound blend..   This hose assembly includes 316 Stainless Steel built-in nipples with 316 Stainless 150LB Raised Face Flanges.  The complete assembly is rated for Full Vacuum with a 24″ bend radius.

*Hydrotesting is available upon request*

Give us a call today for your toughest hose application requirements.

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Suggestions for Installation and Maintenance of Rubber Expansion Joints

Installation and Maintenance

rubber expansion joint


Pipelines containing standard expansion joints should be lined up accurately before installing the joints. If the joints are to be installed with appreciable initial misalignment, compression or elongation, the amount of these deflections should be deducted from the specified allowed movements of the joint. If the total joint deflection due to initial installation and movement of the pipeline during system operation exceeds the published maximum allowable movement, then the pipeline should be altered to reduce the initial installation deflections. Alternately, the pipe may be anchored in some approved manner to limit the pipe movements that the expansion joint must absorb.

Excess Temperatures and Pressures

Expansion joints should never be subjected to operating conditions beyond the pressure and temperature limits recommended by the manufacturer.

Care of Outside Cover

Any damage to the outside protective cover of an expansion joint should be repaired before placing the joint in service. This protective cover is designed to keep harmful materials from penetrating the carcass of the joint.  To further protect the exterior of the expansion joint and to help resist acid and ozone attack, a special coating of Hypalon paint is applied.  All joints should be painted with Hypalon paint yearly after installation to ensure continued protection.

Mating Flanges

Clean all foreign matter and remove burrs or sharp edges from flanges.

Flange Face Lubricant

Apply a thin film of graphite dispersed in glycerin or water to the face of the rubber flanges before installing the expansion joint. This is a type of lubricant that is safe to use on rubber flanges. Its purpose is to simplify installation and permit easy removal when necessary.


Tighten bolts by alternating around the flanges and tighten all bolts equally.  The bolts are not considered tight until the edge of the the flange of the expansion joint flange bulges slightly. Check bolt tightness at least one week after going on stream and periodically thereafter.  As any rubber-like material takes a set after a period of compression, the bolts may loosen and result in a break in the seal.  It is particularly important to check bolts in a hot and cold water system before changing from one medium to the other.


When insulation is used over the pipeline adjacent to a rubber expansion joint, the insulation of the expansion joint is not a recommended practice. However, if insulation is required, it should be made removable to permit ease of access to the flanges. This facilitates periodic inspection of the tightness of joint bolting.


Expansion joints purchased as spares should be stored in a dry, fairly cool, dark place in a flat position – not on the flange edges.  No weight should be placed on the flange edges.

Care When Welding

Welding operations should not be performed in the vicinity of a rubber expansion joint due to the possibility of damage to the joint.

Underground Installation

Unusual applications of rubber expansion joints may require the specification of a protective shield, protective cover, or fire cover.  These three types of cover have one end which is bolted or clamped to the mating pipe flange.  The other end is free, designed to handle the movements of the expansion joint. A protective shield of metal is required when an expansion joint is installed underground. Protective shields should also be used on expansion joints in lines that carry high temperature or corrosive media. This shield will protect personnel or adjacent equipment from injury or damage in the event of leakage or splash. Protective covers or expandable metal are also used to prevent exterior damage to the expansion joint.


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High Temperature Red Silicone Sheeting

red silicone sheet

Our solid silicone red sheet rubber is available with a 60 Shore A Durometer rating.  It is physically durable and is capable of withstanding high temperatures.  In fact, silicone is known to be one of the most heat-resistant elastomers available.  Red silicone offers excellent UV and ozone resistance, withstanding harsh environments and is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications.  This hard silicone rubber can be used for many types of seals and gaskets and can be custom cut to fit your application.

Sizes available: 1/16″, 1/8″ 1/4″
Color: Red/Brown
Temperature Rating: -40°to 356°F
Tensile Strength: 850psi

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