Using the “S.T.A.M.P.E.D.” Method for Hose Configuration
SizeSize is represented by the inner diameter, outer diameter and assembly length. When calculating needed Hose size, keep in mind that Hose ID and length can change from +2 to -4% due to pressure, turbulence and temperature. Hose length should be sufficient to handle these extremes as well, allowing sufficient size for a secure connection during working and extreme conditions.
TemperatureWhen calculating temperature exposure for Hose, both conveyed material temperature and the working environment temperature must be considered. Hoses designed for use in extreme conditions may include shielding or insulation to accommodate the application.
ApplicationApplication is an especially critical selection criterion. Conveyed materials, cleaning or treatment processes, special load, installation and dynamics are issues to be considered. Bend radius, abrasion resistance, routing and pathing needs, electric conductivity and proximity to electrical equipment, suction requirements, and other fluid and environment issues associated with the application factor in as well.
MaterialDetermining hose material choice is based on conveyed material attributes as well as the working environment at both ends of the connection. The fluid’s chemical content and temperature must be considered to prevent corrosion, heat or chemical melt, salt content deterioration, and other factors.
PressureAbsolutely critical is the internal pressure that Hose must withstand. Both standard working pressure and pressure spikes must be considered for their effect on Hose interior, exterior and connections. All must all be able to withstand the highest anticipated pressure spikes safely to prevent injury to personnel and equipment.
EndsTermination end style, type, material and orientation.
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