S.T.A.M.P.E.D. Is a useful acronym that will help in the proper selection of hose and/or fittings to reduce the chance of a failure from a misapplication.

There are seven major information areas required to provide a quality hose assembly:

Size: The important sizes for a hose are inside diameter (I.D.), outside diameter (O.D.) and length

Temperature: working temperature range of the material being conveyed and the external/environmental temperature requirements

Application: the conditions of use (i.e. bend requirements)

Material: compatibility of material being conveyed, type and concentration

Pressure: to which the assembly will be exposed, including pressure spikes

Ends: also known as “couplings” – style, type, orientation, attachment methods, etc.

Delivery: testing, quality, packaging, and delivery requirements