Get the right assembly for the job.

Typically when a replacement hydraulic hose is needed, a copy of the original hose is brought in to be recreated. However, what if the last person who made that hose did not have the correct product available to construct the hose needed, so they substituted something else instead? It’s always worth asking additional questions to determine application requirements and causes of previous hose failure. How to remember what to ask? Think STAMPED!

STAMPED is an easy-to-remember acronym to ensure you get the right hose assembly for the job. It stands for:

Size – What inside diameter do you need to minimize pressure and avoid damage?

Temperature – What are the minimum/maximum temperatures the hose must withstand?

Application – Where and how will the hose be used?

Material to be conveyed – What type of fluid is being conveyed?

Pressure – What is the system pressure, including pressure spikes?

Ends or couplings – What type of threads does the system use?

Delivery (volume and velocity) – How much fluid must go through the hose?

Not only is it crucial that the assembly is made with components that are designed for each other and validated through a rigorous test regimen, it’s also critical that the assembly procedures and crimping are done correctly. No mixing and matching of hydraulic components! Learn more about Gates Hydraulics products here.

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