total length of a hose assembly is measured along the hose
centreline from end of nipple to end of nipple. Except of the elbowed
fittings and banjos. These are measured - like you can see in the
right picture - through the middle of the fitting.
How to measure and
specify double elbow fittings on a hose assembly
require hose assemblies with elbow fittings on both ends, hold
the assembly so the nearest fitting is pointed in the 6 o’clock
position. Measure the angle between the fittings counter-clockwise.
When both fittings point to 6 o’clock,
this is specified as zero degrees.
Usually the best way to get new hose assemblies is to work
according to samples. You send us the hose assemblies and we
are measuring them ourselves. The advantage is obvious. Experts
are taking the characteristics of the hose assembly for example
the material (rubber or PTFE), the pressure rate, the application,
the type of fitting or the assembly length. You can be sure
to get the same type of hose like you had before.
If it has
to be done ASAP there is always the opportunity to order by
fax with our printed order form. To make ordering easy we added
some information to the fax form concerning the measuring of
hose assemblies with the use of a wrench for example.
easy could be ordering by the use of the old assembly number.
Most hose assemblies are described with a small identification
tag. With the help of our database we are able to identify
the most numbering systems and to cross reference to Stratoflex.
If you need help with ordering by fax, feel free to call us.
The past showed that most people get used to that way of ordering
very fast. Once done it correctly, you save time and expenses
every time you are going to order by fax.