Tests on Hoses

Significance and Test Method

In order to qualify elastomer materials for hoses, users often require testing directly on the hose. Since the complete hose cannot be used for the individual material tests, it is necessary to prepare suitable test specimens from the hoses.

Preparing Test Specimens

By means of a splitting machine, we remove 0.5-2 mm thick layers from the hose and punch out tensile test bars. A suitable splitting machine is available in our test laboratory for this purpose

The Tests

The following material tests correspond to the general procedures for elastomer materials. We can test all material properties and compatibility on hoses or use analytical test methods in order to understand the materials formulations.