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Be Flexible: Hose Is Great For Many Applications

It's fast, it's flexible, and can come with a wide variety of end connections

"When you go to vacuum in the airlock and you take the hose off the front of your space suit, there's a little bit of water in there, and you can see that sublimate and ice crystals form and fly away. My thought at that moment was, 'Oh, we are not kidding at vacuum here; we are really in space"

- From Kathleen Hallisey Rubins, a NASA astronautet

Topics: Hoses Tips

Why Hoses Fail and How You Can Prevent It

Refineries can be extra tough on hoses, so take extra care to extend useful life

Topics: Hoses Assembly Services

PTFE Hose Offers Unmatched Flexibility In Tight Spaces

But even PTFE has its limits, so keep the minimum bend radius in mind

Topics: Hoses Assembly Services

Back To Basics: Rubber Hose Gets The Job Done Simply At Lower Cost

For lower pressure and less critical applications, rubber hose is often a cost effective solution

Topics: Hoses Assembly Services

Find The Right Hose For The Job In Four Easy Steps

Start by selecting material for the inside layer, then work your way outward to the cover and end connections

Topics: Hoses Assembly Services

Hose With the Strength of Steel Handles 6,000 psig (Video, Cutaway)

Why our customers use FX Series hose in high pressure corrosive environments, high-temp vacuum environments, and more

Topics: Hoses Tubing Video

3 Causes of Static Discharge Disasters

Avoid these three mistakes that can lead to electrostatic build up

Topics: Hoses Swagelok Services Assembly Solutions

Choosing Hose in 2 Minutes (Video)

A hose's looks can be deceiving: the hidden core, layers, and other factors make one right and another wrong

Topics: Hoses Tips Training Best Practices Video

Swagelok Video: Making Hose to Order

Every hose is a custom length; mix and match end connections; all with fast turnaround time

Topics: Hoses Swagelok Services Assembly Solutions

Pro Challenge: Replace a Mystery Hose

If you don't know a worn out hose's specs, how can you replace it? 

Topics: Hoses Pocket Guide Tips