Purchasing Checklist

Gaskets and O-Rings

When Purchasing Gaskets

Please provide the following information:

  • Drawing if available
  • Detailed description and/or samples
  • Quantity of order
  • Required delivery date
  • Date quote needed
  • Contact person
  • Repetitive purchase item or one-time requirement

Please download a Gasket Application Data Form and send with your request for quicker processing of your order.

conveyor belting

When Purchasing Belting

Please provide the following information:

  • What type of belt (material)?
  • Width and length of belt
  • Is it endless or type of fasteners needed
  • Intended use
roll of sheeting

When Purchasing Sheet Materials and Packing

Please provide the following information:

  • Type
  • Size
  • Material

When Purchasing Industrial and Hydraulic Hose, Fittings, and Assemblies

The selection of the correct hose is critical to insure optimum field performance. To accomplish this, there are a number of important applications requirements that must be known. The guide below will help you identify the requirements, and design the most cost-effective, engineering-sound product.

The acronymn "STAMPED" helps in remembering hydraulic applications' requirements to be considered. Please provide the following information:

Size/Hose & Fittings

  • Size of existing piping and mating fittings
  • Flow requirements


  • Maximum service temperature of the application.
  • Maximum allowable service temperature rating for hose and fitting alloys.

Alloy/Hose & Fittings

  • Corrosion resistance of hose and fittings alloys for the media conveyed.
  • Maximum service temperature and pressure for the alloy selected.


  • Type of motion-angular, axial, offset, readial, random, vibration, amount and frequency.
  • Hose type best suited for application and motion, including external durability requirements
  • Cycle life requirement.


  • Burst, test and operating pressure.
  • Constant, pulsating or shock pressures. Operating pressure at elevated temperature.
  • Braid selection to maximize pressure/minimize cost.

End Fitting Attachment

  • Methods of attachment applicable to type and alloy of hose and fittings.
  • Maximum temperature for alloys and methods of attachment.

Developed Assembly Length

  • Minimum hose live length for type of motion.
  • Hose assembly length with fittings (overall length).