Selecting the Right Hoses for Your Operation

The right hoses make all the difference when it comes to your manufacturing or industrial operation. While all operations require different hoses, there are several general factors that can impact your selection as you purchase new hoses for your application.

Selecting the Right Hoses for Your Operation

When it comes to selecting the right hoses, you have to fulfill two specific purposes. First, to pick the right hose for the job. Second, to make sure that after you pick the hose, it fits properly and is used properly for the job at hand. When considering the application of the new hose, think about these key factors:

  • The outside diameter of the hose
  • The inside diameter of the hose
  • The materials being conveyed through the hose (i.e. oils, acids, steams, air, water)

You should also consider other external conditions that could affect the operations of your hoses. These can include:

  • Direct heat and radiated heat
  • Climatic conditions
  • Abrasion
  • End loads
  • Crushing conditions
  • The degree of bending needed

In addition, you should think about the degree of vacuum needed (in case you are securing a suction hose), the maximum pressure and temperature of the substance going through the hose, and the precise composition of the substance – this is particularly important in the case of solvents, oils, petroleum products, and gases.

If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to picking new hoses, after considering these factors and others, please contact us. We are always happy to help!