Steam Industrial Hoses | Parker | STEAM-LANCE 250 EPDM Compact Steam Hose (Non-Skive E-Z Crimp) | 7263C (Black) & 7264C (Red) Series


Series 7285 is a compact, slim profile 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 EPDM cover resists abrasion, cracking, hardening and ozone, and the red cover of 7264C provides color-coded identification. Series 7285 is qualified with Parker non-skive crimp couplings for easy and quick assembly fabrication as well as maintenance-free service.

REINFORCEMENT Multiple wire braids

Black or red EPDM; perforated wrapped finish


-40°F to 406°F saturated steam/450°F superheated steam (-40°C to 208°C saturated steam/232°C superheated steam)

  • 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; Gates 205MB Steam King; Goodall N2576 Thermoflex; Thermoid Bustproof Regular; Veyance Flexsteel 250 Steam

Part # (7263C or 7264C)

ID (in) Reinf Braids
OD (in) Min Bend Rad (in) Max Rec WP (psi) Perm Cplg Rec*
-502 1/2 2 0.950 7.0 261 71
-752 3/4 2 1.200 9.0 261 CS
-1002 1 2 1.467 12.0 261 CS

 *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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