The actual service conditions the hose will experience – such as pulsating or discontinuous demand, type and frequency of motion, working temperature - must be taken into account at the design stage.
The allowable bending radius for the hose depends on the type of motion the hose will experience, this is described as:
Single motion – infrequent or installation only movement
Repeated motion - low frequency / motion without major dynamic demand
Dynamic motion – higher frequency / continuous motion with dynamic demand
Metal hose must not be installed to accommodate axial movement or torsion.
Movement ideally should be lateral, in a single plane, with the hose or piping incorporating elbows to achieve this as required.
Please refer to our hose installation guidelines in the Technical section