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Hydraulic Hose Cross Reference

To combine hoses from different manufacturers on one tool or machine, it is best to use a reliable cross reference chart. Many variables can affect whether or not two different hoses will work efficiently together, including:
  • Interior Diameter
  • Exterior Diameter
  • Pressure Rating
  • Flexibility
  • Fluid Compatibility
  • Temperature Variance/Tolerance
  • Burst Pressure Tolerance
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  • Hydraulic Hose Size

    Hydraulic Hose Size

    It is crucial to install replacement hoses of the proper size. Both interior and exterior diameters of hoses must be the same, or you risk catastrophic failure on the job site.

    Interior Diameter of Hydraulic Hose

    Unmatched interior hydraulic hose sizes at the very least will cause tools and machinery to function improperly. Some problems will arise due to uneven or fluctuating pressure that is created as fluids and gasses travel from one hose to a hose that is either smaller or greater in diameter. In addition, machinery and tools are designed to work with pre-determined sizes of hoses, meaning the interior diameter as well as outer. If you use the wrong size hose, you can damage or ruin your machinery. At the very least, the equipment will not function optimally.

    Exterior Diameter of Hydraulic Hose

    The exterior hydraulic hose size is crucial because of fittings. As you replace hydraulic hoses, care must be taken to cross reference to make sure the exterior diameter is such that it will work with your existing fittings and adapters. Incorrectly sized hoses can result in system failure and injury to workers.
  • Hydraulic Hose Type


    Selecting the proper hydraulic hose type is crucial to safety and productivity on the job site. Even in difficult economic times, care must be taken to be sure that hydraulic hose types work well together. Mismatched hose types can create system weakness that can cause catastrophic failure on the job site. This can damage machinery and tools and endanger workers. By using a reliable hydraulic hose type cross reference, you can ensure that pressures and temperatures reached on the job site are within allowable variance. Hose types can respond to these variables differently based on the materials used in construction and the manner of construction. Properly matching your hoses not only provides for a safer workplace, but it also reduces the number of emergency repairs.

    The correct use of hydraulic hose types can increase the life expectancy of your tools and equipment. It can also save you money in the long run because you won’t have to buy new equipment as often. You will also find that your inventory is more useful because all of your stock is useful, including fittings.

    With pressures within hydraulic hoses reaching as much as 10,000 psi, using the correct hoses and fittings, along with proper installation and regular inspection, are crucial. The assembly can be subject to any number of failures, including: Stored Energy – used to absorb shock or keep components working smoothly, can suddenly erupt in poorly maintained hoses, causing injury and damage. Pinhole – a tiny hole that is almost invisible, yet can cause an emergency medical situation. Whipping Hose – a breach in the hose or loss of a fitting function can cause the hose to writhe, creating workplace hazards. Burst – employees can be burned, cut, or made to fall when mismatched hoses burst. This results in catastrophic failure. Coupling Blowoff – if a coupling comes loose, catastrophic failure occurs, endangering lives and equipment.