|Reel Gosoeneck to first bead
|Hose Bead Spacing (centre-centre)
|Last bead centre to nozzle
|Qty of beads
Replacing hoses e.g. aviation hose can be costly. Fitting hose beads saves the hose from rubbing along the tarmac, minimising wear and abrasion change.
It is common industry practice to fit hose beads on reels or deck hoses of aircraft refuelling or road tanker pumping vehicles. Hose beads assist in manoeuvring hose over the airport apron, while minimising wear and abrasion of the hose cover, and enhancing the visibility of the hose during low light refuelling operations.