Hose selection requires making choices around the materials of construction that make up a hose assembly, while also paying close attention to the variables in your application. Despite its importance, hose selection is often treated as an afterthought. Proper hose selection starts with an understanding of the four main components of a hose:
- Core tube materials and construction
- Reinforcement layers
- End connections
Several other variables must also be considered and evaluated - when you're ready to select the right hose, it often helps to use the STAMPED approach - Size, Temperature, Application, Material, Pressure, End Connections, and Delivery - to ensure you're specifying the correct hose for your application.
Make hose selection easy - download our 2-page Hose Selection Guide
Hose Maintenance Whitepaper
Knowing the right time to replace hoses in a plant is a common concern among many of Swagelok's customers and for good reason. Waiting too long can greatly increase your risk of a failure, possibly leading to a safety issue and unplanned downtime. Replacing too early, while not a safety risk, can be costly in terms of time and money. Read our whitepaper on how Creating a Hose Maintenance Plan Could Save Your Plant Thousands.
This 161-page hose pocket guide is designed to help make your hose selection experience as seamless as possible. Throughout the hose guide, you will find a variety of information and tools including an overview of Swagelok® hoses, hose specifications, handling and installation, applications, and more.
Utilizing state-of-the-art machining, tooling and standard work procedures, we now locally manufacture, test, and deliver custom length Swagelok hose. Customized tags make for easy identification and each hose is hydrostatically tested for quality assurance. Better yet, many hoses can be made from our standard inventory to be available as early as same day for your just-in-time requirement.