There is a lot of difference in ordering parts and components when you live in a major city and have access to industrial suppliers or when you are ordering in the more remote areas of the west Texas oil fields. As a supplier to the oil field, having a diverse inventory of common hydraulic hose fittings and those that are specifically needed for various applications is always a benefit for your customers.

Different types of hydraulic hose fittings are used in various applications on equipment as well as for compressed air tools and systems. These fittings can be found at various locations throughout a hydraulic system, and they need to be designed to make the connection to pumps, cylinders and to work with the hose, tools, and valves on the system.

Connection Considerations

Depending on the location of the fitting, the type of connection for the fitting to the hose or the component can be very specific. To use the fitting with most flexible hoses, a barbed end is simply pushed into the hose, with an outside collar or ferrule that slips down and secures the fitting in place.

This is then crimped into place, ensuring the hydraulic hose fittings remains in the hose and does not pop out, leak or move once the hose is under pressure. There are different types of hose connections to consider, and fittings and hose material need to be compatible for a tight and long-lasting seal.

There is always the need to consider the pressure and temperature ratings for the hose and the fittings when replacing any equipment on the system. Using a hydraulic hose and fittings in temperatures or pressures outside of their rated use range poses a danger for use if they fail when under pressure.

Buying hose fittings and hydraulic hose and components from a top manufacturers’ representative and oil field wholesale warehouse distributor in Texas ensures top quality parts that are suited to the demands of the job.