Smithers offers laboratory testing to measure performance of cooling systems and radiator assemblies in vehicles, including hoses, components, and materials.

Laboratory testing such as pressure pulsation testing enables you to identify opportunities for strengthening your hose, so you can prevent performance issues such as fitting slippage, leaks, bulges, and ruptures. Additionally, our team can help you test how new coolant formulations interact with the materials and products in the hose assembly. 

Coolant and radiator hose testing services

Smithers experts have years of experience conducting material and component testing for coolant and radiator hose assemblies. We can design test setups for full assembly testing to assess clamps, fittings, and other assembly connections.

Coolant and radiator module product testing

Our laboratory is fully equipped to simulate a variety of field variables in a controlled setting. Our expert testing engineers can design specialized geometric testing setups to accommodate the unique shape of your product or assembly.

Key coolant and radiator hose testing capabilities:

Material testing for coolant and radiator hoses 

Our experienced sample prep technicians can excise samples from production samples and most whole products to simplify the process for our clients.
Key capabilities include:

Other capabilities

Common standards for coolant and radiator hose testing

Our experts can work with you to design a custom testing program to meet your automotive hose testing needs. We can also test to a wide range of industry, government, OEM, and MIL specifications, including:
  • ASTM D380 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber Hose
  • SAE J1610 – Test Method for Evaluating the Sealing Capability of Hose Connections with a PVT Test Facility
  • SAE J1684 – Test Method for Evaluating the Electrochemical Resistance of Coolant System Hoses and Materials
  • SAE J20 - Coolant System Hoses
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