Measuring Bend Radius of a Hose

Learn about the importance of knowing the bend radius of a hose

Flexibility and minimum bend radius are important factors in hose design and selection if it is known that the hose will be subjected to sharp curvatures in normal use. When bent at too sharp of an angle, the hose may kink or flatten in the cross-section. The reinforcement may also be unduly stressed or distorted and the hose life thereby shortened.