The 11 Steps of Industrial Hose Assembly

At TIPCO Technologies, safety is our top priority. During the industrial hose assembly process, our trained fabricators follow the Hose Safety Institute (HSI) standards and guidelines to prioritize safety for our TIPCO team and our valued customers. Below is the step-by-step of how TIPCO follows HSI protocol in our industrial hose fabrication. 

The 11 Steps of Industrial Hose Assembly

  1. Inspect for Defects
    Ensure that materials are defect-free before beginning the assembly process. Any damage or imperfections can impact the quality and performance of the finished assembly. 
  2. Expose the Ground Wire and Check Continuity
    Verify ground wire continuity with a multimeter. This protects against ignition through electrical arc and allows for electricity to safely pass through to grounded equipment.
  3. Measure the Hose-Wall Thickness
    Use a slide caliper to measure the hose wall thickness in three locations. Average these measurements. 
  4. Determine the Crimp Outside Diameter
    Using the manufacturer’s crimp chart, the hose inside diameter and hose-wall thickness will determine the crimp diameter. 
  5. Sleeve and Fitting Insertion
    Slide the sleeve onto the hose and then insert the fitting fully onto the hose. If lubrication is needed, only use what is compatible with the assembly components and application. 
  6. Crimper Set-Up
    Reference the manufacturer’s die chart to determine the correct die and setting. Insert the referenced die and apply the setting to the variable crimp machine.
  7. Crimp the Hose
    Prioritizing safety procedures, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for operating the variable crimp machine.
  8. Inspect Crimp and Check Crimp Diameter 
    Use a slide caliper to measure the crimp diameter. Reference the manufacturers crimp chart to verify that the crimp diameter is within the HSI recommended tolerance. 
  9. Re-check Continuity
    Again, use a multimeter to re-check continuity now that the fittings have been crimped. 
  10. Measure the Completed Assembly
    To ensure that the hose is the correct length determined by the customer or fabricator, measure the hose again before moving to the final step. 
  11. Perform HSI Visual Inspection
    Before the industrial hose assembly process is considered complete, every assembly is inspected for any obvious defects in the hose assembly. The hose, crimp, and end fittings all need to be visually checked.

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If you are looking for a custom hose assembly in the Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, contact TIPCO Technologies at or410-356-0003

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