Automotive Hose Testing

From coolant hoses to fuel and brake lines, Smithers Rapra conducts a range of hose tests for the automotive industry. The tests required for hose assemblies include those carried out directly on the product as well as tests made on the materials used for the hose construction.

Our laboratories can perform various standard and custom hose and tube testing services, including but not limited to:

  • Pressure, Vibration, and   Temperature evaluations
  • Dynamic fatigue
  • Fluid Compatibility
  • Air and liquid cycling
  • Static, circulated or impulse pressure (high and low pressure)
  • Burst testing
  • Vacuum testing
  • Electro dynamic shaker
  • Material identification (fingerprint)
  • Servo-hydraulics capabilities (tensile, strength, vibration, etc.)
  • Material identification for liner and jacket materials
  • 3-A Sanitary Standards testing

Types of rubber and plastic hose products tested in our labs:

  • Tubing / hoses
  • Fittings / couplings
  • Automotive components
  • Consumer goods
  • Reinforced polymer goods
  • Fluid systems

 Common Automotive Hose Evaluations Performed in our Lab:
Rubber Hose Testing - ASTM D380

Smithers Rapra can test to uniform test standards for rubber hoses. Read more about ASTM D380.

Coupling Testing for Liquid Fuel and Vapor / Emissions Systems - SAE J2044 and SAE J2045

Smithers Rapra tests to meet the functional requirements for quick connect couplings used for supply return, and vapor / emission fuel system connections. Read more about SAE J2044 testing.

Hose Seal Connection Testing - SAE J1610

Smithers Rapra can test to uniform procedures for evaluating the sealing capability of hose connections during a PVT test facility. Read more about SAE J1610 testing.

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