Storage life should be reduced as much as possible. Therefore stock rotation should be ensured, applying the rule “first in, first out”. When long term storage cannot be avoided, e.g. for one year, the item should be thoroughly checked before it is put into operation.
Storage temperature should be kept at between 0°C (32ºF) and 35°C (95ºF) wherever possible (optimum temperature 15°C/59ºF). Relative humidity should preferably not exceed 65%.
Flexible hoses should be stored without excessive restriction, lengthening or deformation. All contact with sharp or angular objects or material must be avoided. Hoses must be stored in a dry place in storage boxes wherever possible. Flexible hoses that are coiled up should be stored flat and preferably not stacked. In cases where this is impossible, the height of stacks should be limited so that the items at the bottom of the stack are not deformed. Heavier items should be placed at the bottom and lighter items should be placed at the top. The coil must be at least equal to the minimum curvature radius specified by the product manufacturer or standards. Hanging coiled hoses from spikes or hooks is not recommended. Flexible hoses that are supplied in lengths should be stored flat without folds.