How do hydraulic hose assemblies become damaged?
- Jan 30, 2019 -
Causes of hydraulic hose assemblies damage:
There are many factors that can contribute to damage. They include:
Poor fitting hoses
Too much tension or twisting in the hose
Irregular checks/maintenance, allowing problems to develop unnoticed
Fortunately, there is plenty of ways to help prevent damage and to prolong the life of the hydraulic hose assemblies, while ensuring their safe operation.
First, make regular checks to ensure everything is well maintained and look for even the smallest signs of wear. This task can be outsourced to experts – if you wish – to ensure small problems are spotted before they become much larger ones.
Next, make sure the assemblies are fitted properly. The best way to do this is to choose a bespoke design so it meets the exact requirements for your needs; bespoke fittings can often be ordered online, making the process easy and efficient.
Avoid too much tension or twisting when the hose is being fitted, and make sure there are no areas of compression, or use the services of a reputable manufacture to fit the assemblies for you.
Signs of Damage
Earlier signs of damage can include signs of wear. These might be so small it is felt they can be ignored, but this is not the case. If the hose assemblies show signs of wear, then seek advice on getting them replaced as soon as possible.
A more obvious sign of damage is when the hose assemblies begin to show signs of leakage; this is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.
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