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STAMPED – Choosing The Right Hose For Your Application

August 10, 2020

Proper hose and fitting selection are critical to the safety of both your people and your profits, thus why the S.T.A.M.P.E.D. acronym was created. The STAMPED acronym is an industry-wide standard that should begin every conversation when selecting a hose for a new application. STAMPED stands for: Size, Temperature, Application, Material, Pressure, Ends and Delivery.


What is the hose inside diameter (I.D.) and length required to meet the application requirements? (i.e. 3” x10 ft). Size is one of the most critical pieces of information to gather when making hose assemblies. We have hose professionals on-site to ensure you get the correct hose assembly for your specific application.


What are the maximum & minimum temperatures of the product conveyed through the hose assembly, including cleaning and environment?  Temperature is extremely important when selecting the correct hose for the application at hand.


What is the hose being used for? Application refers to the environment in which the hose will be exposed to. This includes the configuration, orientation, routing and aspect of the hose. Other considerations include bend radius requirements, flexibility and elongation considerations.


What material or substance will flow through the hose assembly? Specific materials (abrasive, chemical, gases, etc.) often require specific hose design parameters to be sufficiently contained and adequately utilized. This is an important piece of information we will need when offering a recommendation for the hose that is suited for the job at hand. Media velocity and flow rate, the chemical and concentration, solids, description and size should also be noted.


What is the maximum working pressure of your application? In the hose world, pressure is typically referred to as PSI (pounds per square inch). Hoses can rated for suction as low as 29.92 in.-Hg (full vacuum) or as high as 20,000 psi for extreme hydraulic applications.


What type(s) of fittings are required for the application? There are various methods for coupling a section of hose with fittings – ranging from male or female, NPT or Pipe Thread, JIC, Sanitary Tri-Clamp, Cam & Groove, Grooved end, etc. The style, type, orientation and attachment methods, among others, are included in this section. Uncoupled or coupled hoses, hoses with built-in fittings, end styles, materials and dimensions, and conductivity requirements should also be noted.


Testing, quality, packaging, certification, shipping and delivery requirements for specific customer.

Anderson Process offers a wide variety of custom built hose assemblies that are assembled in-house and have equipment experts that are trained to assess the needs of any application. Our hose assemblies are engineered to provide reliable performance while integrating with the other equipment in the processing line to deliver maximum production output.

Our comprehensive line of NAHAD-certified industrial hoses are designed to tolerate even the harshest fluids such as abrasive chemicals and sediment-laden slurries. All of Anderson Process’s hose assemblies are candidates for our preventative hose monitoring and maintenance program, which utilizes RFID technology, to help operators achieve real-time visibility over hose maintenance schedules in a controlled, streamlined manner. Contact us with your hose requests today!


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