Element’s automotive hose testing services meet various standards that cover hydraulic hoses to coolant, brake, and oil lines. Our experts evaluate all parts of the production process, including assemblies and the materials used for the hose construction.


Automotive hoses are a critical component of engines and power systems, and their integrity is vital in the performance of fluid movement in vehicle cooling, lubrication, and hydraulics systems. They send pressure or vacuum signals to control circuits and gauges and convey vacuum to heating, cooling, brake, and locking systems. Tiny cracks formed from the inside of a hose may result in a burst hose and overheated engine, which may lead to a vehicle failure.

Element combines more than 40 years of testing experience in the automotive industry with state-of-the-art laboratory testing to offer accurate and reliable automotive hose testing services that ensure your hoses will work under the most extreme standards.    


Streamlined, hassle-free automotive hose testing

Element offers a comprehensive suite of automotive hose testing that includes all forms of hoses, assemblies, and connectors, be it braking, coolant, fuel, hydraulic, pressure, water, or pneumatic. We assess your materials to the following characteristics: ozone resistance, flexibility in cold conditions, leak tightness, adhesion between layers, and volume expansion.

We also carry out combination tests such as flex impulse and dynamic durability with simultaneous vibration, pressure pulsing, and temperature influence.

Our tests include:

    • High Flow & Low Flow (gas, liquid, chemical, water, steam, water/glycol mixtures)
    • Varying Temperatures
    • Liquid to Liquid thermo-shock Testing
    • Pressure Proof & Burst Testing up to 50,000 psi
    • Pressure Pulse up to 10 Hz @ 8,000 psi
    • Helium & Refrigerant Leak Testing (HFO 1234yf refrigerants)
    • Extreme Temperature Environmental Testing Fluids & Gases (-54°C to +175°C; Rapid temperature capability 1.5~3.0°C -air & oil)


Why choose Element?

Whether you need certification, recertification, or R&D support, our testing services give you the certainty that your hose products meet the performance and durability requirements that keep you and your customers safe. In addition to assisting manufacturers with research, design, product performance, and failure analysis, our experts consult on law enforcement and insurance and litigation cases.

For more information, or to let us know how we can assist with your automotive hose testing, contact us today

Our Standards

Element’s experts conduct automotive hose testing in compliance with several national and international standards. We also perform tests for materials manufacturers, suppliers, and OEMs according to technical specifications and industry standards to fulfill their need for the highest quality components throughout the supply chain.    

Australian Design Rule

  • ADR 7/00, ADR 42/04 section 15

Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

  • 106 (CMVSS 106), TSD #106 Rev.1,

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33 CFR § 183.590

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

  • FMVSS106

International Standards Organization

  • ISO 3996

Japanese Industrial Standard

  • JIS D2601

Korean Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

  • KMVSS106

National Standard of the People’s Republic of China

  • GB 16897

OEM Specifications

  • Chrysler PF-8190
  • Chrylser MS-EA-75<S>
  • FCA.PF.90080 Both Standard duty and Heavy Duty (9.3.1 & 9.3.2)
  • Ford ESA-M99P26-A; Ford ML3H-19E881-HA Rev 3pGM 6405M,
  • General Motors 6140M
  • General Motors GM6405M
  • GMW 16295
  • Volkswagen TL52361
  • Volkswagen TL901


  • ASTM D380
  • ASTM D517
  • ASTM D622

Society of Automotive Engineers

  • SAE J20
  • SAE J343
  • SAE J844
  • SAE J1131
  • SAE J1401
  • SAE J1402
  • SAE J1403
  • SAE J1405
  • SAE J1833
  • SAE J1037
  • SAE J1394
  • SAE J2494-3
  • SAE J2050
  • SAE J188
  • SAE J369

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.