A car needs a network of different hoses and fluid transfer assemblies to support its critical functions, and the durability and compatibility needs of a particular hose will vary depending on its purpose and location within the vehicle.

Our experts have years of experiencing conducting standard testing protocols or designing custom protocols for automotive hoses and assemblies of all kinds, as well as the materials used in hose construction. Some common types include:
  • Brake lines
  • Fuel lines
  • Transmission (TOC) lines
  • Air conditioning (A/C) hoses
  • Heater hoses
  • Radiator hoses
  • Power steering hoses
  • Intercooler hoses
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Turbocharger hoses
  • Battery cooling hoses

Testing Services

Our laboratories offer a wide range of capabilities that provide hose manufacturers with great flexibility for evaluating specific performance requirements.

Product Testing

Key capabilities include: 
  • Air and liquid cycling
  • Burst testing
  • Dynamic fatigue testing
  • Electro dynamic shaker / vibration
  • Fluid compatibility testing
  • Pressure testing, such as static, circulated, or impulse
  • Pressure, vibration, and temperature (PVT) testing
  • Servo-hydraulics capabilities, such as tensile, strength, and vibration
  • Vacuum testing

Other capabilities include:

Common Standards

Our experts can work with you to design a custom testing program to meet your automotive hose testing needs. We can also test to a wide range of SAE standards and government and MIL specifications, including:
  • ASTM D380 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber Hose
  • SAE J1610 – Test Method for Evaluating the Sealing Capability of Hose Connections with a PVT Test Facility
  • SAE J2044 / J2045 – Quick Connect Coupling Specification for Liquid Fuel and Vapor/Emissions Systems
  • SAE 2260 – Nonmetallic Fuel System Tubing with One or More Layers
  • FMVSS 106 – Test methods for brake hose, brake hose assemblies, and brake hose end fittings
  • GMW 14785 – Coolant Joint Pressure Vibration Temperature (PVT) Cycle Test
  • GMW 16153 – Charge Air Cooler Ducts
  • ESDG93-8260-AA – Coolant Hoses and Clamps
  • ESDG93-18B402-AA – Coolant Hose Quick Connector
  • PF-11118 – Engine Coolant Plumbing Assembly
  • PF.9.0080 – Coolant Hoses and Plumbing Assemblies
Automotive Hose Testing