S.T.A.M.P.E.D. is a helpful acronym used to help determine the product you need by specifying certain parameters.

There are seven major information areas required to provide a quality hose assembly:

Size: The important sizes for a hose are inside diameter (I.D.), outside diameter (O.D.) and length

Temperature: working temperature range of the material being conveyed and the external/environmental temperature requirements

Application: the conditions of use (i.e. bend requirements)

Material: compatibility of material being conveyed, type and concentration

Pressure: to which the assembly will be exposed, including pressure spikes

Ends: also known as “couplings” – style, type, orientation, attachment methods, etc.

Delivery: testing, quality, packaging, and delivery requirements

Special considerations below may help to clarify application parameters:

AbrasionFluid VelocitySalt Water
Electrical ConductivityMovement (type, distance, frequency)Static Electricity
EnvironmentOzoneUltraviolet Light
FlammabilityPermeation (vapor conveying hose)Vibration (frequency rate- Hz amplitude “G” load)
Flow RateRouting