Figure 10-22.--Hose clamp mounting.
assembly securely to avoid abrasion and kinking where
flexing occurs (fig. 10-22).
Overtightening clamps will squeeze or deform
hose. Cushion-type clamps should be used to prevent
hose chafing. See figure 10-23.
Make sure support clamps do not restrict hose
travel or subject hose or hose assembly to tension,
torsion, compression, or sheer-stress during flexing
Figure 10-23.--Clamp installation.
cycles. Where flexing is required in an installation,
bend the hose in the same plane of movement to avoid
twisting. Ensure that the minimum bend radius is
Age Control and Service Life
greater by a factor of "N" than the minimum bend
radius for a nonflexing hose for hose assemblies
Hose or hose assemblies fabricated from
required to flex at a bend (fig. 10-24).
age-sensitive materials are subject to age control. The
Figure 10-24.--"N" factor for flexing bends.