This European Standard specifies requirements for four types of wire braid reinforced hoses and hose assemblies of nominal bore from 5 to 51. They are suitable for use with:
- hydraulic fluids in accordance with ISO 6743 4 with the exception of HFD R, HFD S and HFD T at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +100 °C;
- water based fluids at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C;
- water at temperatures ranging from 0 °C to +70 °C.
This European Standard does not include requirements for end fittings. It is limited to the performance of hoses and hose assemblies.
NOTE 1 The hoses are not suitable for use with castor oil based and ester based fluids.
NOTE 2 Hoses and hose assemblies are not be operated outside the limits of this standard.
NOTE 3 Requirements for hydraulic hoses for underground mining are standardized in separate standards.