The length of a Hose Assembly can be measured in three ways:
1. Seat to Seat Length. (RYCO Standard, unless otherwise specified)
Length is measured from tip of seat to tip of seat.
2. Overall Length. (OA)
Length is measured from tip of nut to tip of nut.
3. Cut Hose Length. (CL)
This is the length that the hose is cut to before couplings are attached. The length of the couplings is extra.
NOTE: For male fittings and flanged fittings, seat and overall length measurement points are the same.
ORIENTATION OF FITTINGS.
Proper positioning of elbow end fittings on a hose is governed by the offset angle, or the
amount of angular offset between connecting parts in the installation. If this angle of
orientation is not correct in the construction of a hose assembly the performance and life
of the assembly will be greatly reduced.
Orientation is determined by the number of degrees between the fitting furthest from the viewer and the fitting nearest to the viewer, measured in a clockwise direction.
+ 3° on lengths up to 600 mm (24”).
+ 5° on lengths over 600 mm (24”).