You’ve got the STAMPED info, now what do you do?
Get the FACT info!
(Fitting and Coupling Test information!)
A lot has been written over the years about how important it is to get the STAMPED information from your end-user customer in order to build the appropriate hose system for the application. OK. So, you’ve got it. Now what do you do?
The best and the most reliable means for you to provide the safest hose system for your customer is to ask your suppliers for their FACT information! Fitting And Coupling Test information. It should detail the conditions of the test, test temperature, style of hose, type of attachment and test results. An engineering report complete with photography is the ultimate.
You might start by researching your supplier’s websites for pressure ratings, performance data and test data. But, this is where things can get a little dicey.
Hose manufacturers often publish details including pressure and temperature parameters. For example a chemical hose clearly states on the lay-line “200 psi. at 250° F”. Does that mean 200 psi. at 250°F at the same time? …with what coupling and attachment?
Some coupling manufacturers offer pressure rating information and some don’t publish any performance data at all. Or, often times, those that do publish data don’t take into consideration the type of hose, hose attachment, temperature or media.
One thing to keep in mind, no matter which supplier, the more detail they provide the better you can rely on the information. More detail usually means they have performed more in-depth testing and have a broader understanding of the issue…
…and remember, always ask for the test data, “I want the FACT’s. man, just the FACT’s”
SO here are our Campbell FACTs…