In order to guarantee peak performance of the hose, you should select the type of hose according to specific conditions under which it is to be used. Therefore, it is essential to obtain precise information about the application, the medium that has to be conveyed and the required connections.

The following information is meant to help you in finding the best hose to meet your requirements:


Compounds (e.g. oils, gases and fuels)
Concentrations (chemicals)
Temperature (maximum, minimum)

Pressure load (maximum working pressure)
Suction (maximum low pressure)
Burst pressure, calculated by multiplying the maximum working pressure by the security factor listed in this catalogue

External influences:
Atmospheric influences
Contact with oil, fatty substances, seawater or aggressive agents

Bending radius:
The minimum bending radius during usage must not fall below the guidelines specified in this catalogue; otherwise the service-life of the hose will be shortened.


Inner diameter: Refers to the nominal of the hose

Wall thickness: Refers to the thickness of the hose wall (consisting of tube, reinforcement and cover)

Length: In this column you will find the maximum length of the hose that can be manufactured or the standard supply length, as applicable.


Norms and Registrations: Under this item you can find on the data sheets the hose norms , or the norms that apply to its rubber mixture, as well as the registrations which Somaxflex has obtained for its products and its product components.

Identification: Most Somaxflex hoses have an industrial standard identification. In addition, some hoses can have a three-digit code which is used for internal manufacturing control. Upon request and for larger order quantities, Somaxflex hoses can also come with a special identification.