Many hose installers are not trained on how to correctly measure and specify hose length. As a result, a replacement hose may end up being either a little shorter or a little longer than the original part. When inches matter, the confusion about properly measuring hose length can result in delays and extra expense.
When requesting a hose assembly, its length can generally be identified in two ways: overall length, or cut length. Overall length is the most common way to identify hose length and it is typically used when ordering Parker hydraulic hoses.
Male threaded ends are measured from the end of their threads.
Female threaded ends and flanged ends are measured from their sealing surface.
Angled ends are measured from the center of their sealing surface.