Working Pressure vs Burst Pressure
- Jan 24, 2018 -
All hydraulic hoses offer a 4:1 safety factor, which means if the hose is rated at 5,000 psi working pressure, the burst pressure will be 20,000 psi. Keep in mind, the lowest rated component gives the overall assembly’s working pressure rating. Just because a hose assembly is rated to 5,000 psi doesn’t mean all of the adapters are too. Do your due diligence and make sure your adapters are correct.
It is imperative that you adhere to the strict guidelines of the hydraulic hose rating. Failure to do so could lead to a catastrophic failure, resulting in unnecessary downtime, property damage, injury and environmental consequences, including large fines.
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