Size

  • What inside diameter (ID) of hose is required?
  • Is the outside diameter (OD) critical?
  • How long of a length is required?
  • Is the exact overall length (OAL) including fittings critical?

Temperature

  • What is the temperature of the product being conveyed?
  • What temperatures will the external cover be subject to?

Application

  • Where will this hose be used?
  • How will it be handled or installed?
  • Will the hose be subject to any flexing, dragging, oils, chemicals, etc?
  • If the hose is replacing an old hose, what is the reason for replacement?
  • How has it performed?
  • Does the hose have to be statically conductive or meet any regulations?
  • Is it a critical, permanent application?

Material

  • What is the substance or material being conveyed through the hose?
  • Wet or dry?
  • Chemical concentration?
  • What size are the particles?
  • Are they sharp or abrasive?

Pressure

  • Determine if it is a pressure and/or vacuum application.
  • What is the maximum working pressure?
  • Are there any pressure surges?

Ends

  • What type of end is required to connect the hose to the system?
  • What type of fitting and clamping system should be used?

Delivery

  • When is the hose required by?
  • How much time is required to manufacture the hose and/or install and assemble the ends?
  • Does the hose have to be tested and certified?

S.T.A.M.P.E.D. is a hose selection guide that helps in determing the Size, Temperature, Application, Material, Pressure, Ends and Delivery needed. The acronym is an industry-wide standed that should begin every conversation when replacing an existing hose or choosing a new hose for an application. Please contact us if you're interested in purchasing a hose assembly!


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