As your hoses age over time, they become less likely to perform as they should and will eventually show the signs of gradual wear and tear. It is recommended that you carry out hose testing for many reasons.
In a large network of hose assemblies, it’s important that each stays rigid during its application otherwise this can negatively affect flow and therefore, the effectiveness of your practices and particularly relevant when it comes to suction applications.
By exposing assemblies to negative levels of pressure in a vacuum, you will clearly be able to see what sort of exertion your hose assembly is capable of still withstanding. If it seems as if your hose may be decreasing in quality during the vacuum testing process, it’s clear that it is not fit for purpose and should be discontinued. Buckley Industrial is able to provide a vacuum state (-29.92inHg – inches of mercury) during the testing process.
This is a necessary precaution as it helps you to prevent possible hose malfunctions which can have health and safety implications whilst saving you money in the long run. Of course, when your applications aren’t able to operate at full capacity, your operations will be working harder to produce the same quality product, which will naturally use more energy.
Buckley Industrial are recognised as industry leaders in hose testing and inspection for many reasons; one being that they are able to provide to a broad range of different testing methods for your hoses to suit your requirements. As well as vacuum, they can provide helium leak tests, hydrogen tests and hydrostatic tests as well as their expert team being able to professionally assess your assemblies on-site. Speak to Buckley today to find out how they can help you.