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Swagelok Hose Tech Tip: Selecting the correct hose end connection

by Jeff Hopkins, on 3/28/13 7:30 AM

The right Swagelok hose with the right end connection will keep your process performing safely and cost effectively


In this five minute Swagelok Tech Tip video, one of the five steps in selecting the right hose is discussed: end connections.  Join us for next Thursday's webinar on hose selection to learn about the other four steps in selecting the right hose for your application. Register now »

There's a lot more to selecting the right hose than some people realize. One look at our hose and flexible tubing catalog quickly reveals the myriad of hose choices and decisions that need be made when selecting a hose.  

A lot of choices

Swagelok Northern California offers 20 series of hose and flexible tubing with a total of 34 distinct offerings. Materials of construction include flouropolymers (PTFE, PFA, carbon black-filled PTFE), 316L stainless steel, nylon, polyethylene, buna N, and more. Hose cover choices include Stainless Steel (316L, 321, 304, 300) silicone, polyurethane, aramid fiber braid, fire jacket, thermosleeve, armor guard, spiral guard, and more.

End connections and options

Depending on the Swagelok hose, there are over thirty five different end connection types available in various materials.  Pressure and temperature capabilties differ between Swagelok hoses ranging from vacuum to 5000 psig and -325 degrees F to 850 degrees F. Not to mention the various options available including pressure testing, special packaging, tagging, length, and delivery. With all of these choices, it can be difficult to choose which hose is right for your particular system and its specific temperature, pressure, media, and other application variables.  

Swagelok hose selection help

We are here to help you make the right choice. In addition to offering technical support through our account management and customer service teams, we provide additional support through this blog by offering regular technical content on hose and hose selection and other topics.

To that end, we are offering a hose selection webinar, Thursday, April 4th at 10 am. Our presenter, Patrick Werrlein, will draw from his over twenty years of experience in the hose industry to give you a tutorial in hose selection. Join us Thursday, April 4th at 10am to learn "5 Steps to Selecting the Right Hose for Your Fluid System". Register now »

Topics:Hoses

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