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"Marathon Petroleum Company's Garyville, LA refinery requires that suppliers of utility hoses comply with NAHAD's Assembly Guidelines. NAHAD's commitment to hose assembly safety directly supports Marathon's quality standards."

Roger Gautreau, Safety Supervisor
Marathon Petroleum Company
Louisiana Refining Division


The NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines include the Hose Safety Institute Handbook and the five online Fabrication Guides. Together, the Guidelines provide a comprehensive set of minimum performance recommendations for the Specification, Fabrication and Design of Industrial, Composite, Hydraulic, Corrugated Metal and Fluoropolymer hose assemblies as well as Ducting and Custom Made Hose, all focused on ensuringhose assembly safety, quality and reliability.Sample Version Cover

The Institute Handbook (see 70 page Sample at left) contains the latest hose assembly information, data sheets and recommendations - 312 pages, 93 charts, 319 photos & images! NOTE: Institute Members have free access to the complete E-version of the Handbook here!


Hose Safety Institute members have exclusive online access here to the complete 312 page HANDBOOK for the Design & Specification of Hose Assemblies.

Please ensure you have the latest version of the Institute Handbook; click here for a list of updates, including links to revised pages you may download, print and insert in your Handbook binder.

NAHAD recommends that end-users utilize the expertise and capabilities of a NAHAD Hose Safety Institute Distributor when purchasing or servicing their hose assembly needs. The Hose Assembly Fabrication & Design Guidelines (PDF links under each cover image, below) are available for Hose Safety Institute Members only.

NOTE: The Institute Handbook and the NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines are copyrighted documents and may not be reproduced without permission from NAHAD.

Institute Members may access the online Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides, below. 

Composite Hose Spec Cover

Composite Hose
Fabrication Guide


Corrugated Metal Spec Cover

Corrugated Metal Hose Fabrication Guide



 Fluoropolymer Hose Spec Cover

Fluoropolymer Hose Fabrication Guide



Hsydraulic Spec Cover

Hydraulic Hose
Fabrication Guide


 Industrial Hose Spec Cover

Industrial Hose
Fabrication Guide