With a broad range of products and expertise knowledge of our employees, Tubes International supplies industrial hoses and couplings that are used across many industry sectors in a variety of applications. As the Customers recognise the quality of products and services we offer, they entrust us to supply industrial hoses and couplings for the most sophisticated projects they work on.
Selecting proper hoses and fittings
Proper hose selection means choosing a product which meets the technical requirements of a particular system or equipment. These requirements must be precisely specified to ensure safe and reliable operation. Proper hose selection is possible only if full information on hose operating conditions or variables in the application are known as well as such aspects as required certificates, compliance with standards.
Basic information needed to select the proper hose:
medium (substance to be conveyed through the hose assembly),
maximum working pressure,
temperature (internal, ambient),
any other factors that may affect operation and service life of the hose assembly, e.g.: vibrations, deformation of the hose assembly during operation, exposure to damage, etc.,
hose end connections (fitting type, thread size, sealing type),
fitting attachment method (clip, clamp),
hose length (hose assembly – overall length with fittings),
additional requirements (certificates, compliance with standards).
The guidelines listed above apply when selecting other products such as: couplings, valves, fittings, quick release couplings etc.
Standard ways to assemble fittings to industrial hoses
Each hose assembly produced at Tubes International is customer driven, so either it is mass production or single-item output, we always do it according to the strictly defined specifications of our Customer.
Fittings are mechanically crimped from the outside (compressed) and secured with a lock (collar) against sliding off from the hose tail of the fitting.
Installation with smooth ferrules
Fitting is attached to a low pressure hose with a smooth ferrule using a crimping machine.
Band-It banding system
Fitting is attached to an industrial hose with a steel band which is tensioned on the hose.