Recommendations from Parker on Selecting the Right Fluid Power Hose

Depatie’s leading provider, Parker Hannifin, recently posted their suggestions for customers looking to order fluid power hoses. Discussing their recommendations, the company simplified the process, boiling it down to the acronym, “S.T.A.M.P.” S.T.A.M.P. stands for size, temperature, application, media and pressure and aims to help customers make informed purchases by asking them to think about their use cases and applications. In this post, we’re going to provide a quick overview of Parker’s suggestions, to read the full article, visit the ParkerStore blog.


It’s essential to efficient operation that your fluid power hoses be the correct diameter. Too narrow and you could experience slow performance, too wide and you risk damaging your system.


When you’re purchasing hose, you need to keep two temperatures in mind: ambient and media. Ambient is the temperature outside the hose while it is in use, media is the temperature of the fluid that the hose is carrying.


Certain applications require specific hoses. When shopping for fluid power hoses, be sure that you’re familiar with the demands of your application and what hose qualities can best meet those demands.


Media is the fluid that will be carried by your hose. Before purchasing your hose, ensure that you’ve carefully checked that it has the proper chemical resistance to hold up to the media that it will be transporting.


The pressure inside hoses can vary, from the typical working pressure to temporary spikes during use. Choosing the right hose means finding a hose whose maximum working pressure equals or exceeds your application’s maximum pressure.

At Depatie Fluid Power Company, we’ve been in the business of providing fluid power solutions since 1956. As a ParkerStore, we are able to grant our customers access to the industry’s best fluid power products, such as pneumatic cylinders, Parker O-rings, hydraulic manifolds and fluid power hoses. If you’re interested in forming a partnership with a trusted, reliable supplier that can meet – or exceed – your requirements, contact the team at Depatie today.