Understanding Industrial Acronyms: S.T.A.M.P.E.D.

When ordering new fittings, flares and valves for an industrial application, using industry-wide acronyms like S.T.A.M.P.E.D. to inform your purchase is essential, like when purchasing hose fittings. The acronym STAMPED stands for Size, Temperature, Application, Material, Pressure, Ends and Delivery.

Keep reading to learn more about the STAMPED acronym and how it will help you choose your upcoming parts order with Hy-Lok Canada.


Size is the most critical factor when purchasing new components. The size must be just right to fit and run your system correctly. When searching for the perfect hose, you must know the inside diameter and length required to meet your application’s size requirements. Look for an exact


What are the minimum and maximum temperatures this hose will be subjected to? What is the temperature of the product going through the hose? For example, if the hose contains liquid nitrogen, you will need a material that is highly resistant to low temperatures. In cases of extreme cold, brass is the superior material for refrigeration applications.


What application will the hose be used for? What are the internal and external environmental factors the hose will be subjected to? Consider proper hydraulic routing protocol, like the bend radius, necessary length and clamping capabilities.


Many materials are available for hydraulic hoses, like braided, multi-spiral, stainless steel wire-braided, or high-pressure hoses. What materials and substances will the hose transport and be exposed to? Abrasive materials like chemicals and gases require more robust materials to prevent corrosion, like 316 stainless steel.


Hydraulic systems are high-pressure applications and require equipment that has a high PSI rating. Find out your working pressure to determine the suction and pressure resistance level. Overestimating the acceptable pressure level will always be better than underestimating because overpressurization can lead to an explosion.


The type of fittings your hose assembly requires depends on the hose’s application. Properly sized fittings are vital as they can make or break a system’s efficiency, safety and integrity. Determine the fitting type, style, and attachment methods required for your specific application.

For example, industries that use hydraulic systems, like aerospace, automotive and petroleum, need flare tube JIC fittings because of the intense hydraulic vibrations. The flare bites into the tube and ensures a snug fit that will not loosen from vibration or pressure changes.

37-degree flare JIC fittings are popular choices because of their reliable performance in high-vibration applications.


How does the manufacturer test for quality control? How is the fitting packaged and shipped? Is the item certified? How is the actual component delivered, and what additional factors make this a trustworthy component?

Made to last, Hy-Lok produces components with quality that you can trust. As a certified worldwide manufacturer, Hy-Lok’s products undergo rigorous batch testing to ensure reliability, even under the harshest operating conditions.

Quality You Can Trust

Hy-Lok is an international leader in manufacturing and supplier of high-pressure valves, pipes and fittings for the Fluid & Control industry. Due to our extensive network of distributors across Canada, purchasing industrial components has never been more efficient with Hy-Lok’s expedited shipping services.

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