A brake line hose is responsible for transferring pressure and fluid from the pedal to the brake assembly. Because it travels closely with the tire, the brake line hose must be able to turn, flex, and absorb the same shock and environmental conditions as the tire. Any holes or leaks can lead to loss of pressure throughout the entire system, compromising brake performance and safety.
 
In order to withstand their vigorous service environment, brake line hoses must be constructed from the proper materials to assure durability and safety. Laboratory testing makes it possible to measure the performance and physical properties of brake line hoses when subjected to a variety of conditions and functionality tests in a controlled environment.

Testing Services

Our laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and China offer a wide range of testing capabilities that provide brake line hose manufacturers with great flexibility for evaluating their products. 

Product Testing

Key capabilities include:

Materials Testing

Our experts offer physical and chemical testing on materials of construction for outer covers, inner covers, reinforcements, and other elements of a brake line assembly.
 
Other capabilities include:

Common Standards

Our expert team of mechanical engineers has years of experience in the hose industry and can design a custom testing program to meet your specific needs. In addition, our team is very familiar with these and other common industry testing protocols for brake line hoses:
  • FMVSS 106 – Brake Hoses
  • SAE 1401 – Road Vehicle - Hydraulic Brake Hose Assemblies for Use With Nonpetroleum-Base Hydraulic Fluids
  • SAE 1402 – Automotive Air Brake Hose and Hose Assemblies
  • SAE 1403 – Vacuum Brake Hose