industrial hosesIndustrial hoses are essential in the smooth operation of many applications. Their role is one of the most important, as they provide the means for matter to be moved from one place to another. Due to their importance they undergo much pressure through their function.

Here we have highlighted some of the main reasons that hoses become broken, fail and need replacing:

Abrasion

The constant use and rough treatment of hoses can lead to the pulling, crushing and scratching that can reduce its strength over time and cause failure. It is hugely advisable to look for indications of past abrasion that could have significantly weakened the hose. Any signs of damage should result in the immediate replacement of the hose.

Extreme Temperatures

High operating temperatures and severe pressure fluctuations will over time cause problems to you industrial hoses. To help prevent this, you must where possible protect the hydraulic hose from exposure to temperatures that are not within its operating range. Sometimes specialist equipment is required, such as heat shields – as well as the ongoing checking up on hose quality and functionality.

Significant Fluctuation in Pressue

Extremes in temperatures and pressure fluctuations can cause huge problems to industrial hoses, thus ensuring that your operations are running at pressures that they are designed for is incredibly important.

Bending

The bending if industrial hoses will have different effects on different model types. Some hoses are designed to withstand a certain level of bend and twist, while others are most certainly not. Acknowledging if your application will put any of these types of pressure on the industrial hose is important. Avoid bending the hose wherever possible to ensure a longer lifespan.

Improper Storage

The failure to appropriately store your industrial hoses is a large reason for premature failure when it comes to industrial hoses. Proper storage of hoses will also ensure that you are more efficient in the storage of the working environment.

Industrial hoses are incredibly important members of your operations, so treating them with large consideration and acknowledgement is essential, leading to a happy hose and a happy organisation.