There are several types of hose testing used that have great significance in a number of industries. Depending on certain circumstances, there could be a number of different tests and inspections methods used to reach an accurate conclusion.
Hydrostatic testing involves the filling of a hose assembly with water and taking it to a pre-specified test pressure. This pressure is tested usually around 1.5 times more than the maximum recommended working pressure, in order to get an accurate result. The pressure is held for a set period of time and is closely monitored with extremely advanced pressure testing technology. A hose should not be tested to the point of possible breakage, so expert technology is employed to avoid potential problems in this respect.
This process is performed to help expose the defective materials that have been missed prior to detection, which could potentially lead to deteriorated strength and leaks. Specialist testing companies such as Buckley Industrial have custom built test rigs, which run with highly sensitive computer aided tracking equipment to let the most accurate testing available in the industry, allowing even the smallest leak to be detected.
This type of testing allows you to get accurate information regarding the integrity of the hose, which ultimately lowers any potential issues that could relate to bursts and leaks. These problems could result in personal injury or contamination and pollution of an environment, which could subsequently affect you in compensation or clean up operations that could have been avoided.
Nitrogen testing involves filling a hose assembly with nitrogen when the hose assembly is submerged into a custom, specialist tank that is set up to detect pressure drops and allow the exposing of emanating bubbles. These tests are extremely important and should be carried out with extreme care, as they require accurate results.
External damage inspection is often the first point of action when examining and testing hoses and inspections (both internal and external) are undertaken, with help from the latest endoscopic camera technology. This effectively finds blockages, deposits, internal tears and other defects that could go unnoticed and hinder performance. Leaks are then identified through the nitrogen testing process.
By having your hose tested, you are able to keep peace of mind that your assemblies are safe to use, effective and in full working order.
Vacuum testing is employed to test hose assemblies in suction applications where they will essentially stay rigid during its service. Buckley Industrial employs an effective vacuum testing facility that enables them to subject hose assemblies to any negative pressures. You’ll know whether your hose assemblies are safe to use for its intended purpose.
This type of testing is an advanced form of testing that is of great importance to anybody who employs hosing into their applications, where it must stay rigid at all times. Not only will Buckley Industrial arrive at a conclusion regarding your hosing, but will offer you replacements that can see your operations returning to a safe and efficient order.
Buckley Industrial is a specialist firm offering services to those that operate and come into contact with hose assemblies, with their safety being an extremely important matter. For more information, check out Buckley Industrial’s website for details on their products and services.