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S.T.A.M.P.E.D. – The Most Important Part Of The Hose Selection Process
May 20, 2019
Road Runner Performance
While there are a lot of ways to choose a hose, one of the easiest ways to get started is to remember the acronym STAMPED. This stands for Size, Temperature, Application, Material, Pressure, Ends, and Delivery — which are seven of the things you need to know when you choose the hose that is right for your race car, muscle car, off-road truck, or other vehicle.
Hose Size Is Based On The Inside Diameter
When selecting the right hose, make sure you understand that the sizes listed for hoses you can purchase are the inside diameter, not the outside diameter. Not being aware of this can cause you to purchase a hose that is the wrong size for your needs. In confined spaces the outside diameter may also matter, so the thickness of the hose should be noted.
Both Ambient And Conveyed Temperature Matters
The temperature in the area where the hose will be used is important. But so is the temperature of whatever is being sent through the hose. You will want to buy a hose that can handle the temperature both inside and outside, in order to ensure that hose will perform the way you expect it to.
The Application Of Hose Usage Is Important
The conditions under which a hose will be used matters. If there are unusual bends in it, or a particular type of chemical that will be put through it, you will want to make sure the hose is rated to handle those specific types of conditions. Otherwise the hose could fail unexpectedly, which could damage other systems.
What Travels Through the Hose Has To Be Considered
Some chemicals and compounds are harsher on the materials used to create a hose than others. When these chemicals are going to be traveling through a hose, especially on a regular basis, it is vital to make sure the hose is rated for that. Since there are many different types and styles of hoses, it is possible to find one that is rated for the types of compounds that will be used in it.
The Hose Pressure Will Affect Your Choice
Be sure to get a hose that is rated for the highest possible pressure that will go through it, or even rated for more pressure than that. Choosing a hose that is not rated as highly could cause the hose to fail. If this happened during certain activities it could cause injuries or even result in death. Fortunately, high-pressure hoses are available so you can find one that will hold up to your needs.
Choosing The Ends Will Make The Hose Fit Properly
Hoses are not useful if they do not fit correctly or if they come loose from the components they are connected to. When you choose a hose, you also need to make sure you choose the right fittings. These fittings need to seal the hose to other components correctly, and they should also be rated in a way that shows they will work with the quality, size, and material composition of the hose itself.
Some Hoses Are Packaged, Tested, And Delivered Differently
Pressure testing a hose may be necessary to make sure it is safe to use for its intended use. You may also need one that is packaged a particular way and delivered in a set time frame. By making your needs clear and looking for a hose that is rated to meet them, you can select a hose that will perform its intended task properly.
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Roadrunner Performance began in 2004 selling hose and fittings to the racing, automotive and industrial customers. Manufacturer relationships were built, testing ensued and our nationwide group of distributors began to grow. Our line includes eight types of hoses, 5 colors of hose ends, adapters, accessories, and tools!