Aerocom’s qualified hose shop technicians can fabricate custom hose assemblies to fulfill the requirements of your application. Whether it is Hydraulic, PTFE or Flexible Metal Hose assemblies, we stock the associated fittings which can be expertly assembled to the hose. Aerocom offers value added options such as custom design, proto-type and mass production of hose fittings and adapters. We can find a solution to your hose assembly requirements.
Aerocom’s hose assemblies are hydrostatically or pneumatically tested prior to shipping to ensure that the fitting to hose connection is sound and that there are no leaks in the hose itself. We can perform hydrostatic tests up to 50 000 psi with results reported on graphs is required. A pneumatic underwater test is our standard test for our flexible metal hose assemblies. For some hose assemblies, a liquid penetrant examination of the fitting to hose weld is the best test to perform.
STAMPED is the acronym that is widely used in our industry which provides guidance during the hose selection process. Each letter stands for an aspect of the application where the hose assembly will be installed and questions that should be asked prior to selecting a hose.
S = Size
What is the required hose inside diameter (ID)? Is the hose outside diameter (OD) critical? What length is required?
T = Temperature
What is the temperature of the product inside the hose? What temperature will the external cover be exposed to? (temperature has a considerable impact on the material that hose is made out of, the higher the temperature, the lower the recommended working pressure (temperature correction factor chart))
A = Application
Where will this hose be used? Will the hose be subject to any flexing, dragging? What are other movements that the hose assembly will be subjected to? What is the minimum bend radius that is required ? Will the hose be subject to oils or chemicals (specify which ones)? Does it have to meet any regulations (such as FDA) or does it have to be statically conductive?
M = Material
What is flowing through the hose? Is it wet or dry? Are the particles abrasive?
P = Pressure
What is the maximum working pressure? is it a vacuum application? Is this constant or are the pressure surges / spikes?
E = Ends
What type of end connection is required? Male, Female, swivel, threads, material of the end fittings, crimp or reusable?
D = Delivery
When is the hose required by? Are material test reports required for the end fittings? Do you need a Hydrostatic test report? Are there any special tagging requirements?
Aerocom offers a variety of hose types which will meet your application requirements. Once we have all the information required (from STAMPED), we can suggest the best option for your application We can offer our PTFE hose for particularly corrosive applications or our flexible metal hoses for higher temperatures and pressures. Aerocom’s AR1AT hose complies with SAE 100R1AT and may be the best hose for your application.
Our hose assembly part numbers always start with the hose part number. We then generally have the size of the hose, the end fittings and then the overall length. When quoting, as well as on our packing slips and invoices, we always include a brief description of the components of the hose assembly. Additional details are available on our website. Our sales team and customer service department is always available to provide details about our part numbers.