Petroleum (LPG) Industrial Hoses | Parker | LP Gas Hose Stainless Steel Reinforced (Textile Cover) | 7243 Series


Series 7243 is a textile-covered, small diameter, extremely durable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)/propane transfer hose for applications such as fuel line hose on forklifts and utility equipment. The hose meets all Underwriter Laboratories (UL21) requirements. The construction incorporates high tensile stainless steel braided reinforcement for superior strength, durability and kink resistance. The textile cover is resistant to abrasion, mild chemicals, and ozone. Series 7243 is qualified with Parker crimp couplings and is compatible with Parker Series 20 reattachable fittings.

Series 7243 and Natural Gas: The molecules of natural gas are small, enhancing their ability to permeate through standard rubber hose constructions. The permeation process is more rapid as the working pressure increases, and natural gas accumulates with potentially dangerous consquences. Series 7243 may be used for natural gas service, but ONLY under all the following conditions:

  • The application must be in a well-ventilated environment, outdoors or indoors with significant continuous air movement.
  • Series 7243 is not to replace fixed/rigid pipe where that material is more appropriate due to reduced permeation and overall strength and durability. Use rigid pipe, non-permeable tubing or hose with barrier constructions to convey natural gas whenever possible.

Series 7243 and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): Series 7243 is not for use in any CNG application, including fuel dispensing, on-board vehicle fuel lines, or fuel transfer.


TUBE Black nitrile
REINFORCEMENT One stainless steel braid

Black chloroprene-impregnated textile braid

TEMPERATURE RANGE -40°F to 180°F (-40°C to 82°C) (Note: The hose construction is capable of this rating, but LP gas should NEVER be conveyed over 140°F/60°C)
  • LP gas/propane
  • Fork lifts
VACUUM Not recommended
COMPARE TO Gates Stainless Steel LPG
COUPLINGS Parker Series 20 reattachable


Part #

ID (in) Reinf Braids
OD (in) Min Bend Rad (in) Max Rec WP (psi) Perm Cplg Rec*
7243-251 1/4 1 0.581 1.7 350 HY
7243-311 5/16 1 0.675 2.0 350 HY
7243-401 13/32 1 0.766 2.3 350 *
7243-501 1/2 1 0.922 2.8 350 *

 *Couplings: Refer to CrimpSource at for coupling recommendations and crimp specifications.



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