It should be noted all chemical hose brands are not built the same, even though the specifications may be similar. Users must consider the critical nature of the application, downtime, liability issues, and peace of mind when selecting a chemical hose. Higher end, brand name hoses will typically be made to controlled tolerances, better compounds, consistent processes, added durability, enhanced engineering methods, and additional assurance of a proven system. Critical applications like chemical transfer hoses must be tested prior to field use and during regular intervals (depending on the application, possibly 6-12 months as an example). Also check the fluid compatibility with the tube of a chemical hose prior to field use.