Hydraulic Hose Safety Inspection Recommendations

Hydraulic hoses move liquids under very high amounts of pressure. There is an exorbitant amount of energy released, should a hose leak or a fitting come apart. Many people who work with heavy machinery and are around hydraulic hoses each day often become less sensitive to the danger at hand.  It's important to always keep safety first. Here are a few safety recommendations from our team at The Hose Company.   It starts with proper inspection of your hydraulic hose a ... Read more

How did we get BSPP and NPT: Some Hydraulic History

In the nineteenth century, many different types of screw threads were required for hydraulic and pneumatic circuits as well as fastening components. As a result, manufacturers started to devise their own fastening systems. This resulted in compatibility problems.   BSP BORN The English mechanical engineer and inventor, Sir Joseph Whitworth devised a uniform threading system in 1841 to address the incompatibility problem. The Whitworth thread form is based on a 55-degree thread angle wi ... Read more

How to select the proper hose for your application

Use the information on our site to help determine the proper hose for your application. This will help you obtain the data necessary to make a proper hose selection. A simple way is to remember the stamped theory. "S.T.A.M.P.E.D." S.T.A.M.P.E.D. S stands for SIZE; I.D., O.D. and length T stands for TEMPERATURE of the material conveyed and environmental both internal and external A stands for the APPLICATION, the conditions of use M stands for the MATERIAL being co ... Read more