Project 365 #239: 270813 Pump It Up!Are you in an industry that is constantly in use of water and therefore hoses? As we are living in an industrial world governed more and more by sticking to health and safety guidelines, it’s never been more pertinent to check all of your working tools, including hoses.

Although they appear strong and undamaged over time, hoses can be a bit of a ticking time bomb as some holes can appear in them and lead to spillages. In fact, as hoses are capable of transferring other, more volatile materials, it’s important that you check their longevity with some testing services.

There are many different ways that you can ascertain the strength and performance of your hose but one of the most common and also accurate is to do so whilst at a professional facility. Here they can undertake some nitrogen testing on your products.

Nitrogen testing refers to the process of filling your vessel beyond capacity with nitrogen and determining whether or not any leaks occur. For the most accurate results, the hose is also submerged in a custom built bath containing water.

The professional experts on-site will then analyse your hose’s efficiency with specialist software. There is no better way of determining the capabilities of your hose in the hose but you may also determine it by eye. If you notice bubbles breaking out on the surface of the water, this means that there is a leak.

Nitrogen is the best gas for this application as it’s present within all living tissues and amino acids, meaning that it has great versatility. With a chemical element of N, nitrogen is a colourless, odourless, and primarily inert gas that is widely available throughout the planet. This makes it the perfect element for testing leaks as it is so abundant and relatively cost-effective.

There are plenty of other gases that can perform under hose testing circumstances but nitrogen is one of the most adept. Buckley Industrial are one of the most renowned for this service and they can be reached via email at or via phone at 01244 544 080.

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