Packaging, Storage, and Shelf Life of Hydraulic Brake Hose Assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 July 2012|
This SAE Information Report is the listing of recommendations for the proper packaging, storage, and shelf life limitations of new and unused hydraulic brake hose assemblies. The document embodies the testing, analysis and experience of many users and manufacturers. Where specific manufacturer's recommendations are made, those recommendations shall supersede the recommendations of this document.
This document describes the successful procedures and practices associated with brake hose assemblies usage by a wide cross section of manufacturers and users over several years. The practices are expected to be applicable to all brake hose assemblies which qualify under SAE J1401.
Purpose-Hydraulic brake hose assemblies have a finite life. The purpose of this document is to provide useful guidelines for handling brake hose assemblies after manufacture and prior to installation onto a vehicle.
Another purpose relates to the performance requirements of SAE J1401 which apply to new and unused brake hose assembles. Hose assemblies in storage for any length of time could be considered new and unused, and therefore expected to meet the requirements of SAE J1401 and FMVSS 106. Hostile storage conditions could preclude meeting those requirements.
Rationale-This document has been reaffirmed to comply with the SAE 5-Year Review policy.