• Abrasion: the deterioration of an object caused by external friction on its surface


  • Accelerated Life Test: the procedure to discover the life expectancy of your equipment under regular conditions


  • Acid resistant: has protection against dangerous acids


  • Adapters: ideal to bond two differing materials together


  • Adhesion loss: when two bonds separate after loss of quality down to service qualities


  • Adhesive: suited for sticking two objects together (see: sellotape)


  • Air flow: the volume of air that is coursing through test parameters


  • Ambient temperature: the heat of the surroundings during a test (see: room temperature)


  • Ambient conditions: what the test subject may be exposed to


  • Application: determining how and when the hose assembly will be used


  • Attachment: using a tool to connect two separate objects


  • Axial movement: condensing or lengthening the longitudinal axis



  • Barb: a component of the seal that acts as a hook to keep the attachment secure


  • Bend radius: the measurement of how far the hose can bend


  • Braid: A piece of apparatus that determines the pressure rating and strength



  • C of C: an essential document that describes whether or not the product meets industry standards and is safe for application


  • Cam & Groove: the enabler of connection and disconnection of the female part of the fitting


  • Cemented end: the final piece of the device which is sealed off by liquid coating


  • Chemical compatibility: how long a material can be exposed to an element for or if it should be exposed at all


  • Chemical resistance: the duration at which a polymer can resist the effects of a harmful chemical


  • Clamp: the connector become a hose and a fitting


  • Coefficient of friction: the calculation of a surface’s lubricity


  • Compound: the result of mixing rubber, plastic or other materials


  • Conductive: if a material is cable of transferring an electric current


  • Convolution count: the amount of ridges or corrugations per hose


  • Convolution/corrugation: a helical flexing member in a corrugated hose


  • Coploymer: a combination of two polymers


  • Corrosion: when outside elements cause the degradation of a material


  • Corrugated hose: a variety of hose that has enhanced flexibility


  • Coupler: the female equivalent of the cam & groove


  • Coupling: (see: fitting)


  • Creep: a gradual, subliminal deterioration of a material after initial stressing



  • Deburr: to remove the rough edges from the inside of a hose end


  • Durometer: useful for deciding the strength of rubber and plastic compounds


  • Durometer indicator: determining the strength of the durometer itself



  • Elastomer: the grouping of polymeric materials that are typically name thermoset


  • Electrostatic discharge: a release of electrostatic energy


  • Elongation: an increase in size compared to the original percentage


  • EN: certification that most European specialists require


  • Enlarged end: the last portion of the hose being of greater diameter than the body


  • Extrusion: the process of forcing through the shaping die of an extruder



  • Fatigue: the state of a material after constant pressure is applied to it


  • Fitting: attaching a component to a hose to allow connection


  • Flex life/ flex life test: how long the hose can defend against flexing and the application of finding out the figure


  • Flow rate: the amount of element flowing through



  • Guide: the supporting device for a pipe in all directions



  • Hand built hose: a handmade hose, constructed by specialists


  • Heat resistance: the amount of heat a product can withstand


  • Helix: a peculiar shape typically implemented for use in suction hoses


  • Hose: the conduit for the body



  • Interstice: a minute opening occasionally found between fibres



  • Kinking: a distress of the hose to make it a permanent shape



  • Low Temperature flexibility: how well a hose handles being at cold temperatures without loss of quality


  • Life test: (see: accelerated life test)



  • Mandrel built: a hose built on a mandrel


  • Media: what is being processed through a systemic action



  • Non-conductive: a material being incapable of transferring an electric conduct


  • OEM: original equipment manufacturer


  • Oil resistance: how efficiently the materials handle exposure to oil


  • Operating conditions: a hose assembly’s surroundings which need to be optimised


  • Overall length: how long the hose assembly is


  • Ozone resistance: how the material is affected by the efforts of ozone



  • PC: polycarbonate


  • Permeation: migrating one substance to another i.e. gas through a hose


  • Pitch: the separation measure between two helixes


  • Plain ends: a thread-less and groove-less fitting


  • Ply: a singular layer of a hose


  • Pneumatic testing: utilising compressed gas through a hose to discover if it suffers from leakage


  • Polymer: the combination of monomers with either the same or different chemical compositions


  • Pressure: force of the test divided by unit area


  • Profile: the contour of manufactured strip hose


  • PSI: a measurement that means pounds per square inch


  • PVC: polyvinyl chloride



  • Quality conformance inspection/test: a professional inspection of whether or not the test subject meets regulation guidelines


  • Reinforcement: increasing the defensive aspects of your product


  • Smooth bore: the description of the hose’s innercore


  • Soft end: the rigid reinforcement is omitted through this sector


  • Specification: The ‘specs’ of a product that details all there is to know about it


  • Spiral: differentiating the types of reinforcement with various shapes and strands


  • Static conductive: being able to create a path for static electricity


  • Static wire: the enabler of static electricity



  • Tear resistance: the factor to be considered when determining the product’s longevity


  • Thermoset: a polymer that does not revert back to its original state after increased heat



  • Vacuum resistance: how resilient the hose is in regards to the vacuum volume


  • Vibration: the disturbance of a material after frequent motion


  • Vulcanisation: when a rubber compound is expanded or contracted and its elasticity is altered



  • Weathering: similar to fatigue but it’s more a degradation found outside in unfortunate elements


  • Wire reinforced: the strengthening of a hose by implementing added wiring


  • Working temperature: the heat of the application area, typically noted in testing