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100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

855.889.0092

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

855.889.0092

Hose Assembly Do’s & Don’ts

Robin Daughtry | August 7th, 2013

Don’t Be Tempted!

Just make it fit – we’ve all been tempted.  We get rushed, we feel pressured, we cut a hose too short…but the end result of “making it fit” is always the same – poor workmanship

When making or installing a hose assembly…

  • Never use a component that appears to be dirty, cracked, blistered, kinked, or non-conformant in any other regard
  • Never assemble a Parker fitting on another manufacturer’s hose, or a Parker hose on another manufacturer’s fitting
  • Never crimp or swage a Parker hose or fitting with anything except the listed swage or crimping machine and dies
  • Never crimp or swage another manufacturer’s hose or fitting with a Parker crimp or swage dies
  • Never use a Parker fitting with anything other than its compatible mated parts in accordance with Parker written instructions
  • Never re-use a field-attachable fitting that has blown off or pulled off a hose
  • Never re-use a Parker permanent fitting (whether crimped or swaged) or any part thereof
  • Never assemble Parker fittings to any hose that was previously used in service when the hose was the cause of the original failure
  • Never use a section of hose that has been kinked during unpacking or installation
  • Never install a hose in such a way that it will be stretched, twisted, or in any other way re-oriented from its natural lay during use
  • Never apply a twisting or torquing action to a hose when tightening fittings, or allow twisting or torquing to occur during installation or when the assembly is in use
  • Never allow tensile loads, side loads, kinking, flattening, abrasion, thread damage, or sealing surface damage to impede the proper installation and use of a Parker hose assembly
  • Never complete an installation without eliminating all air entrapment and pressurizing the system to a pressure equal to or less than the maximum working pressure of the assembly’s weakest link
  • Never forget that fluids coming into contact with hot surfaces, open flames, or sparks could ignite an explosion

Ask Yourself these Questions…..

  • Have you left sufficient slack?
  • Are there any twists in the hose?
  • Are any hoses rubbing against each other or against other components?
  • Have you allowed for system vibration?
  • Is the hose protected against kinking?
  • Is the hose protected against heat, sparks, or open flames?
  • Is the hose protected against abrasion or chafing?

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