TEK CAN PRODUCE A FULL RANGE OF HYDRAULIC AND INDUSTRIAL HOSES TO MEET YOUR PRECISE SPECIFICATIONS WITH QUICK TURNAROUND.
A hose assembly is composed of the hose and the end fittings, which are determined by the application in which the hose assembly is going to be placed.
With our hydraulic and industrial hose assembly service, you have access to our large inventory of hoses for both hydraulic and industrial applications. We also stock wide selections of adapter, fittings and couplings in brass, aluminum and stainless steel from the most recognized brands in the industry, such as Parker, VNE Stainless and more.
We can supply hose products and hose assemblies to companies within a wide range of industries such as chemical processing and manufacturing, pulp & paper, food & beverage, and other industrial and construction applications.
To ensure that we make your hose assemblies to your specification, remember to use the STAMP Method. That way you won’t forget important information!
The hose’s Inner Diameter (I.D.) must be sized accurately to obtain the proper flow velocity. A flow that’s too slow results in sluggish system performance, while a flow that’s too high causes excessive pressure drops, system damage, and leaks.
When specifying hose, there are two temperatures you need to identify. One is the ambient temperature, which is the temperature that exists outside the hose where it is being used; the other is the media temperature, which is the temperature of the media conveyed through the hose.
Very high or low ambient temperatures can have adverse effects on the hose cover and reinforcement materials, resulting in reduced service life. Media temperatures can have a much greater impact on hose life. For example, rubber loses flexibility if operated at high temperatures for extended periods.
Before selecting a hose, it is important to consider how the hose assembly will be used. Answering the following questions may help:
- What type of equipment is involved?
- What are the environmental factors?
- Are mechanical loads applied to the assembly?
- Will the routing be confined?
- What about hose fittings – permanent or field attachable?
- Will the assembly be subjected to abrasion?
Sometimes specific applications require specific hoses. Industry standards set specific requirements concerning construction type, size, tolerances, burst pressure, and impulse cycles of hoses.
What will the hose convey? Some applications require the use of specialized oils or chemicals. The hose you order must be compatible with the medium being conveyed. Compatibility must cover the inner tube, the cover, hose fittings, and o-rings as well.
When considering hose pressure, it’s important to know both the system working pressure and any surge pressures and spikes.
Hose selection must be made so that the published maximum working pressure of the hose is equal to or greater than the maximum system pressure. Surge pressures or peak transient pressures in the system must be below the published maximum working pressure for the hose.
Hose size is determined by the inside diameter which can be measured or found on the layline.
HOSE HINT: For long service life and leak-free functionality, it is vital that the hose assembly be chemically compatible with both the fluid being conveyed through the hose as well as the environment of the hose.
At TEK Cumberland Valve & Fittings, our primary goal is to offer a high-quality product with a quick turnaround. We will adapt to the customer’s demand, rather than the customer having to adapt to the vendor’s supply. We have a knowledgeable sales force, trained fabricators, and an inventory designed to support a variety of applications. Fill out the form below to contact us today to learn more about our fabricating capabilities.