How do you choose a hydraulic hose?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional needing to choose a hose for a machine or simply looking to change the hose on your pressure washer – all kinds of people need to choose the right hydraulic hose. At CHRONO Flex, we’re hydraulic hose experts and we’re happy to advise you about the best way to solve your problem. Here are a few quick tips to help you choose the right part.

Factors in choosing a hydraulic hose

There are a number of factors to take into account when choosing a hydraulic hose. Firstly, there’s the hose diameter. This is determined by the pressure that needs to be exerted inside the hose.

The length of the tubing needs to be suitable for the purpose. Remember to take account of any curvature.

When deciding on hose material, you need to consider compatibility with the fluids in question. All kinds of materials can be used: nylon, rubber, plastic, steel and more. CHRONO Flex technicians can advise you on the best choice for a long lasting, reliable solution.

Then the fittings must be decided upon, including crimped ferrules, as well as the skirt or O-ring, i.e. the threaded fitting, so that the hose will fit onto the relevant machine. You need to consider pressure-drop calculations and what type of seal will best suit your needs.

Naturally, all the parts need to meet strict standards in order to ensure the quality of the finished hose.

Summary of how to choose a hydraulic hose:

  • Calculate diameter based on flow rate (resistance).
  • Choose seal type.
  • Calculate the length of the tubing.
  • Check material/fluid compatibility.
  • Choose a crimped ferrule (orientation).
  • Identify fittings and ferrules.

It takes a lot more than guesswork to choose the right hose. If you want to be sure you’re choosing the right hydraulic hose, call CHRONO Flex. We can advise you and provide the right hydraulic hose for your needs.

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