Best Practices for Hose End Fittings


Hose end fittings are often overlooked. But if you don't choose the right one, leaks,  hose failure, and other problems could be in your future.  Learn how to avoid these annoying, costly, and dangerous mistakes by taking part in a free seminar on selecting hose end fittings.

Specifying the best hose for an application, and even ensuring it is properly installed provides no guarantee of long avoiding trouble. Many hose assemblies fail prematurely because the the appropriate end fitting (coupling) was not used. The result can be fluid leakage, or — worse yet — the hose coming loose from the coupling.

Appropriate selection methods for choosing the safest and most effective couplings are rarely discussed. So this seminar will shed light on avoiding leaks, premature failures, and worker safety issues by understanding how to select the best coupling for your hose assembly.

This webinar covers:

  1. How materials and application impact coupling selection
  2. The importance of choosing the appropriate attachments, coupling construction, size and thread
  3. Considerations in regards to ease of handling, quality,  and more.

The webinar is interactive, so if you have questions during the transmission at any time, you can submit them for discussion during the webcast.

Presented by:

Tim Deans, Global Hydraulic Engineering Team Leader, New Product/business commercialization Project Manager, Gates Corp.

Tim has worked at Gates Corp. for eight years, and for the last six, he has been the Product Application Engineering Team Leader. His team includes a mix of mechanical and chemical engineers who partner with original equipment manufacturers to design the most efficient, leak-free systems possible. The engineers also provide technical training for Gates associates, distributors, and OE engineering teams on the proper use of Gates products. Tim holds degrees in Welding/Manufacturing and Automotive Engineering.


Click here to register for this free informative webinar, to be held at 2 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Already have plans for Wednesday? You can still catch the webinar in its entirety by visiting our website after June 19 to view the archived version.


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