Proper storage and handling of aircraft hose and hose assemblies are
the responsibility of all activities engaged in aircraft maintenance.
Aircraft hose and associated rubber components must be stored in a
dark, cool, dry place protected from exposure to strong air currents
and dirt. Stored rubber hose and seals must also be protected from
electric motors or other equipment emitting heat or ozone. Hose and
hose components must be stored in the original packing and issued so
that the oldest items are issued first.
Neither teflon nor rubber hose has limited shelf life.
prior to installation all hose assemblies must be inspected to ensure
serviceability and tested according to the procedures listed in the
paragraph on testing hose assemblies.
Bulk Hose. Prior to being placed in storage, the ends of the hose
in a straight position is the preferred manner; however, if coiling
is necessary, large loose coils must be made.