Hoses may possess design features which are essential for certain applications.
Anti-static - Hoses are conductive or semi-conductive to prevent the buildup of static electricity.
Flame resistant - Hoses are constructed to maintain their integrity in the presence of flame or fire.
Explosion proof - Explosion-proof hoses are constructed to withstand internal explosion of a specified gas, vapour or dust. Several explosion-proof ratings are governed by Underwriter's Laboratories (UL).