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Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly (field


attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

AIR AGED
SYMPTOM: Inner tube contains numerous fine longitudinal cracks. The hose remains flexible. No cracks are found
in the hose under the fittings.

CAUSE: Hose used in a dry air application that incorporates a desiccant drying system. May be due to refrigerated
air drying systems use.

SOLUTION: Replace hose assembly with one that is rated for extreme dry air such as EPDM.

Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly (field


attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

HIGH TEMPERATURE
SYMPTOM: Hose is hard, brittle and resists bending. It may show visible signs on cover of being dried out and
charred.

CAUSE: Hose was exposed to heat in excess of recommended value. These conditions draw plasticizers out of the
rubber material causing it to turn hard and brittle. Any combination of oxygen and heat will also accelerate the
hardening of the inner tube. Cavitation may also create the same effect. Old aged hose may exhibit same symptoms.

SOLUTION: Replace hose assembly. Review application operating temperature. Lower operating temperature to
within the hoses working limits or replace the hose with one that has a qualified temperature rating. Install heat guards
or shields as required.

Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly (field


attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

AIR AGED
SYMPTOM: Inner tube contains numerous fine longitudinal cracks. The hose remains flexible. No cracks are found
in the hose under the fittings.

CAUSE: Hose used in a dry air application that incorporates a desiccant drying system. May be due to refrigerated
air drying systems use.

SOLUTION: Replace hose assembly with one that is rated for extreme dry air such as EPDM.

Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly (field


attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

HIGH TEMPERATURE
SYMPTOM: Hose is hard, brittle and resists bending. It may show visible signs on cover of being dried out and
charred.

CAUSE: Hose was exposed to heat in excess of recommended value. These conditions draw plasticizers out of the
rubber material causing it to turn hard and brittle. Any combination of oxygen and heat will also accelerate the

hardening of the inner tube. Cavitation may also create the same effect. Old aged hose may exhibit same symptoms.

SOLUTION: Replace hose assembly. Review application operating temperature. Lower operating temperature to
within the hoses working limits or replace the hose with one that has a qualified temperature rating. Install heat guards
or shields as required.

Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly (field


attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

EXCESSIVE PRESSURE
SYMPTOM: Hose is hard, brittle and resists bending. It may show visible signs on cover of being dried out and
charred.

CAUSE: Hose was exposed to heat in excess of recommended value. These conditions draw plasticizers out of the
rubber material causing it to turn hard and brittle. Any combination of oxygen and heat will also accelerate the

hardening of the inner tube. Cavitation may also create the same effect. Old aged hose may exhibit same symptoms.

SOLUTION: Replace hose assembly. Review application operating temperature. Lower operating temperature to
within the hoses working limits or replace the hose with one that has a qualified temperature rating. Install heat guards
or shields as required.

Common Causes for Failures


Common symptoms and solutions for hose assembly failures:

Expired service life

Hose minimum bend radius exceeded

Improper hose insertion depth

Fluid incompatibility

Fitting crimp diameter not within required


dimensions

Hose is kinked or crushed

Dry air aged

Insertion tube damaged during assembly


(field attachable fittings)

Excessively high/cold temperatures

Hose twisted (application routing)

Excessive pressures

Hose abrasion

Improper use

IMPROPER USE
DO NOT DRIVE OVER IT!

DO NOT PULL IT!

DO NOT STAND ON IT!