Choosing the correct hose for your application can be the most important factor for safety and product reliability. In the chemical transfer industry S.T.A.M.P.E.D. (size, temperature, application, material, pressure, ends, delivery) is a common acronym designed to guide the hose buyer to the right product for their use.
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S – Size
What is the inside diameter or (ID) of the hose needed?
How long of a length does the hose need to be?
What is the exact overall length (OAL) including fittings?
T – Temperature
What will be the internal and external temperatures that the hose is exposed to?
A – Application
Tell us about your hose application. How will the hose be used?
Is tight radius routing a factor? Include a photo describing hose routing if possible
Is a centrifugal or diaphragm style pump used?
Is the hose in a stationary application, or subject to movement or dragging?
M – Material
What is the substance that will be flowing through the hose or it is exposed to? Please provide an exact chemical name if possible.
Is the material liquid, gas, solid? Is it wet, or dry?
Can the material change from a liquid to a gaseous state if exposed to the air?
Is the material abrasive or Corrosive?
Is it poisonous or acidic?
P – Pressure
What sort of pressure does it need to withstand?
Are there going to be major changes in pressure?
What is the maximum pressure?
What is the working pressure?
E – Ends
What kind of ends or fittings will be needed?
Are there gaskets or other accessories needed? What are their specifications?
How easily can the ends be serviced or replaced in the field?
D – Delivery
Where and when do you need the hose?
Are there any special considerations about delivery (carrier, packaging, urgency)?
Does it need any form of special handling, expediting, or attention?