A hose in a fluid transfer system can be subjected to multiple environmental rigors.  The components these hoses attach to in a fluid transfer system can be exposed to the same variables, if not more.  A given component may have multiple mounting or contact points within the machine or engine and thus must endure more stress while operating.  Additionally, some components are designed to absorb shock and mitigate stress throughout the system while also serving a functional purpose.
Our experts are familiar with the performance expectations and testing considerations of a wide range of fluid assembly components, including:
  • Hoses
  • Reservoirs
  • Fittings
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Clamps
  • Quick connects
  • Heat exchangers and radiators
  • Oil, fuel, and other filters
The product testing engineers at Smithers can expose the component to different variables it may see in the field in a laboratory environment.  The engineers could also help determine how the surrounding or attaching components’ properties affect the entire system.  For example, testing can provide data on the seal integrity and durability of a fluid reservoir under pressure and vibration conditions, so a development team can ensure the right connection points and design criteria to meet the application requirements.

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Our product testing laboratories are equipped to recreate service conditions in a controlled environment to predict and quantity performance. We can combine multiple tests or isolate single variables depending on your needs. Our testing capabilities include: Other capabilities include:

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