Hose Technical Information
Minimum Bend Radius
Minimum bending radius is the smallest diameter to which a hose can be bent without causing internal damage to the hose or flattening in the cross-section of the hose (kinking). Minimum bending radius is measured to the inside curvature of the hose as illustrated.
For Kanaflex hose, minimum bend radius is established at 72°F. Temperature changes, either lower or higher, will affect minimum bend radius. Caution should be taken to assure proper hose selection for the actual application temperature of both the material handled and the ambient temperature surrounding the application.
During storage of hose, ambient temperature should also be considered to prevent hose damage. When possible, minimum bending radius of the hose should be as large as possible to avoid damage to the hose and early hose failure. specific application.