Safety Precautions for Hose Selection

Industrial hoses are important for a variety of industries, and each industry has its own uniquely tested and custom fabricated hose for its purposes. Using the wrong hose for the wrong purpose can result in severe damage to equipment, safety hazards, and will likely cost you a lot of money. Take the time to inspect, test, and choose the hose that is right for your specific needs.  

There are several factors that must be considered when selecting a hose for a specific application. Proper selection and installation is critical for ensuring that a hose assembly is safe for operation. Below are some factors that may affect a hose during use, so consider these factors and ask yourself these questions:


What is the temperature of the media (product) that is flowing through the hose assembly?

What is the temperature range of the environment that surrounds the hose assembly?


How is the hose assembly actually being used?

Is it a pressure or vacuum application?

Is it a gravity flow application?

Are there any special requirements that the hose assembly is expected to perform?

Is the hose routed in a vertical or horizontal position?

Are there pulsations or vibrations acting on the hose assembly?


What is the media/material that is flowing through the hose assembly?

It is critical to be specific. Check for abrasive materials, chemical compatibility, and food grade requirements, Etc.


What is the maximum pressure (including surges) that the hose assembly will be subjected to?


What types of couplings are required for connection to the system?

Are the couplings compatible with all aspects of the application?

We can help!

Selecting which industrial hose you should use for your next project or application is a very important decision. You shouldn’t have to make all the decisions yourself. Pioneer Rubber and Gasket will walk with you every step of the way to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. We will help you inspect and test every aspect of your hose to make sure your hose can meet your needs.

Whether you’re looking to buy materials in bulk for your next project, looking for precision cutting and custom fabrication, or need help with sealing solutions, Pioneer Rubber and Gasket has what you need. Since 1977, our company has provided the Southeast with assured quality and dependable service. No matter the size of your project or order, we work with you to deliver your material needs.

To find out more about how Pioneer Rubber and Gasket can help you, request a quote for more information, call us at 1-800-530-9051, or reach out to us at


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