Hose Testing

ARDL’s hose testing laboratory is capable of thermally cycling, vibrating, impulsing and bursting polymeric hoses while circulating a variety of service fluids through them.  We can do everything from physically testing your hose to developing new hose compounds to meet specifications and ensure quality products with consistent performance.

High Pressure Hose Burst Testing

ARDL can test the burst pressure of your hose, up to 44,000 psi, at ambient fluid temperatures to ensure desired performance.  The air-driven SC plunger pump can test samples with a variety of fluid types.

High Pressure Hose Impulse Testing

Impulse pressure on polymeric hoses continues to increase as field applications become ever more demanding.  ARDL can build unique test stands based on your pressure, temperature and fluid requirements.  Please contact us for more information. Common test fluids include EG solutions, automatic transmission fluids and water.

Pressure Vibration Thermal Testing

Pressure Vibration Thermal PVT testing simulates the automobile engine environment, is wave form programmable and can create vibrations measuring between 0 and 3,600 rpm at 9 G.  ARDL is capable of testing up to 6 samples concurrently at chamber temperatures ranging from -40°C to 177°C and fluid temperatures varying from ambient to 150°C depending on fluid type.  The equipment’s 120 gpm pump can handle flow rates from 0 to 20 gpm per sample.  ARDL’s equipment also features fluid pressures up to 150 psi with a burst circuit up to 1,500 psi.

Examples of Specifications Available:

  • MIL-PRF-370J
  • SAE J 20
  • ASTM D 380
  • SAE J 30
  • Volvo specifications and many more

Available Methods

Hydraulic Brake Hose Burst

571.106 Standard No. 106 - Brake hoses.


Rubber Hose Burst Testing

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Hose

ASTM D 380

Rubber Hose Hydrostatic Burst - Air and Vacuum Brake System

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Hose for Automotive Air and Vacuum Brake System

ASTM D 622