Hose Track (patent pending) is a unique, revolutionary hose assembly tracking system. Hose Track allows users to minimize the risk of contamination and hose failure and the costly repercussions associated with batch waste and production stoppages. It offers an excellent way for manufacturing and maintenance personnel to keep track of hose assembly cleaning, usage, and replacement. Hose Track uses a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag encoded with a serial number and encapsulated into each hose assembly. The tag never contacts the interior of the hose and is enclosed with silicone on the outside. It is unaffected by cleaning processes (CIP, SIP, autoclave). Visual hose identification in the form of silicone-encased labels and color stripes for coding purposesknown as the AdvantaLabel systemassist personnel with line identification.