Industrial hose applications can present a wide range of operating specifications requiring a variety of validation methods. From plastic to reinforced rubber to metal construction, engineers need to consider pressure requirements, fluid compatibility, temperature limitations, and vibration profiles to name a few. Smithers experts have years of industry expertise and can provide guidance on test methods and custom evaluations to support your product development needs. 

Our laboratories perform various hose testing services, including but not limited to:

Types of rubber, plastic, and metal hose products and fittings tested in our labs:

  • Plastic tubing / hoses
  • Fittings / couplings (metal and plastic)
  • Reinforced polymer goods
  • Metal tubing and braided hoses
  • Fluid system components

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