Steam Industrial Hoses | Parker | DRAGON BREATH® 250 Oil Resistant Steam Hose | 7288 Series


Series 7288 is a traditional oil resistant hose designed for long-lasting steam service - one of the toughest applications for hose, where the hot-cold/wet-dry cycling attacks rubber compounds externally as well as internally. The hose construction incorporates an EPDM tube that resists heat and popcorning, and a wire braid reinforcement for crush-resistant durability, kink resistance, and a path to conduct a static electrical charge to ground. The red chloroprene cover is resistant to weathering and oil - an important criteria for oil refineries and petrochemical plants - and provides color-coded identification.

REINFORCEMENT Multiple wire braids

ARPM Class B oil resistant red chloroprene; perforated wrapped finish


-20°F to 406°F saturated steam/450°F superheated steam (-29°C to 208°C saturated steam/232°C superheated steam)

INDUSTRY STANDARDS ISO 6134 Type 2; ARPM Class B oil resistant cover
  • Saturated and superheated steam
  • Cleaning containment vessels and manufacturing equipment; cleaning and heating process equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing plants, refineries
VACUUM Not recommended
COMPARE TO Boston Concord 250 OR; Gates 232MB Steam Queen; Thermoid Burstproof Oil Resistant; Veyance Flexsteel 250 ORS
PACKAGING Cartons, reels

Part #

ID (in) Reinf Braids
OD (in) Min Bend Rad (in) Max Rec WP (psi) Perm Cplg Rec*
7288-502 1/2 2 1.031 7.0 261 43
7288-752 3/4 2 1.343 9.5 261 CS, 43
7288-1002 1 2 1.594 12.0 261 CS, 43

 *Couplings: Refer to CrimpSource at for coupling recommendations and crimp specifications.


Water changes to hot water and phases of steam when subjected to heat and pressure. The greater the pressure, the higher the temperature required to acheive and maintain a steam phase. If steam escapes, dangerous quantities may be released very suddenly. Exposure to hot water, low pressure steam and high pressure steam may cause severe scalding and fatal burns.

Use only hoses designated for steam service for steam applications.

Prior to use with detergents or rust inhibitors, refer to the chemical guide in the Parker Industrial Hose catalog.

Drain steam hose after each use to reduce the possibility of hose popcorning while in service.


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