Packaging, Storage, and Shelf Life of Hydraulic Brake Hose Assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 June 1985|
This report 1s the listing of recommendations for the proper packaging, storage, and shelf life limitations of new and unused hydraulic brake hose assemblies. The report 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 report.
This report 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 Standard 01401.
Hydraulic brake hose assemblies shall have a finite life. The purpose of this report 1s 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 assemblies. Hose assemblies 1n 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.