Made with 304 stainless steel, the braided tubing has an exterior coating of antimicrobial PVC to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on the connector. It's designed to be used with moveable equipment and caster-mounted appliances that are moved on a regular basis.
The stress guard is a 360° rotational end fitting at both ends to reduce strain on the hose. They are made of carbon steel for durable construction.
When installing with caster-mounted equipment, Blue Hose Gas Connections should be paired with restraining devices to prevent transmission of the strain to the connector.