In the end, you do have a choice!

Typically in North America there is one style of hose end fittings normally utilized on aviation refuelling hoses which are the brass internally expanded scovil type fittings. These fittings are certified to each manufactures hose per EI 1529 First Article Testing as outlined in Section 7. Each fitting must be qualified to each different hose manufacture. There is no one single test that would qualify the fitting for all hose manufactures. Having to do so is a large and expensive undertaking.

Now also available for PEAR/ContiTech hoses are 3 different clamp style fittings. These are available in 3 designs of which 2 are classified as re-usable and one classified as permanent. These clamp style fittings are manufactured under EN 14420-3 for the clamps and EN 14420-5 for the fitting. Also these must be certified to each manufactures hose per EI 1529 First Article Testing Section 7 as above. At PEAR we prefer to use this superior fitting on our JAC Riser hoses and is also available on our regular refueling hoses. These fittings provide an excellent no slip attachment to the hose.

READ MORE – PEAR Bulletin 2014-4