Advice from Hose Master on choosing the right metal hoseJune 30, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Hose Master products are available to Canadian businesses via Sudbury International Engineered Products Limited. While many of the manufacturer’s metal hoses may look the same, customers should ask critical questions and consider certain characteristics before deciding on a solution. Fortunately, Hose Master offers its own guide to choosing the right metal hose.
By selecting the right hose product from Sudbury International, all relevant challenges are addressed and applications are optimized for the user.
Size, temperature, pressure, and more
To make selection easier, Hose Master has developed the S.T.A.M.P.E.D. method. This acronym stands for the design parameters that the customer must determine in advance, to design a metal hose assembly for a specific need. The S.T.A.M.P.E.D. formula denotes these traits:
- Size. To offer a proper fit, Sudbury International must know the diameter of the connections in which the assembly will be installed.
- Temperature. The strength of the assembly’s components lowers as the temperature to which the assembly is exposed increases.
- Application. The configuration in which the user will install the assembly, including the dimensions into which the assembly must fit and the details of any movement it will experience.
- Media. All chemicals to which the assembly will be exposed, internally and externally, must be identified. Components must be chemically compatible with media.
- Pressure. The internal pressure to which the assembly will be exposed. A strip-wound metal hose is not pressure-tight, due to its construction, but users can minimize pressure and media infiltration through the wall by inserting a packing into the wall.
- End fittings. Identifying the required fittings is a must, as they have to fit the mating connections properly.
- Dynamics. The velocity at which media flows through the assembly. Premature failure can result from excessively high flow or abrasive media.
Whether it involves hose and assembly components or expansion joints, selecting the right configuration is crucial. Customers must carefully review type, size, alloy, length and other factors. Because every application is different, every customer has to ensure that each assembly has been designed for the applicable purpose and operation conditions.
To learn more, contact Sudbury International.