Stainless steel hydraulic hoses are regularly used in high heat applications, and will, therefore, require routine maintenance. These maintenance’s are necessary, for they enhance the overall performance of the machine. They also reduce safety hazards for the equipment operators.
Preventive maintenance of stainless steel hydraulic hoses will help identify faults in the installations before they become an issue. The hose inspection will spot failures such as leaks, and other fault signs in the fittings. Regular maintenance of the hydraulic hoses will reduce the cost of repairs and unnecessary purchase of equipment due to a breakdown.
The equipment operator or the service team often determines the frequency of the maintenance intervals. They must have experience with the hose products and the high-pressure/ high-heat applications of the machine. Here are some routine maintenance actions of stainless steel hydraulic hoses.
Hose Inspection and Failure
Stainless steel hydraulic hose assemblies transmit high pressure fluids to produce hydraulic power and usually run at high heat. The hot, high pressure fluids can wear down the hoses over time, causing them to fail, which then emit fluids that are potentially hazardous and lethal. A regular inspection and replacement of the hose, when done at the proper intervals, will guarantee the long term efficiency of the equipment.
It is easy to identify leaks by seeing dirty areas on the hose and other assemblies, liquid puddles, and low liquid levels. Leaks can cause the hoses to burst, and will, therefore, require an urgent compatible replacement. An expert will identify the cause of the leaks and check them to reduce further repairs, also improve safety in and around the equipment.
Inspection of Hose Assembly and Fittings
When inspecting hoses, there are components in the assembly that need visual inspection and physical servicing. During the inspection, the hose’s fittings need replacing, tightening, and repairs as recommended. When any of these conditions are visibly recognized, then the equipment should be shut down and await immediate repairs.
- Worn out shields, clamps, guards
- Hoses rubbing on each and other components
- Twisting of hoses
- Hoses with not enough slack
- Hoses bent tightly
- Check for entrapment of air, fluid level and type
- Build up of excessive dirt on the hoses
- Puddles of liquid on the equipment
Hydraulic Hose Replacement Interval
Even the hoses that are properly selected and fitted will eventually fail due to the high pressures. The other contributing factors are stiff, hard, cracks, crushed, kinked, charring, cut, among others.
The hydraulic hoses need replacing at a regular interval based on the industry recommendations, previous service period, or in the event of failure. Replacing hoses reduces the chances of workplace injuries and damages to the equipment.
Services at Custom Hose in Bloomington, Minnesota
Custom Hose specializes in custom hydraulic hoses, which serve Minneapolis, and its nearby areas. We are professionals, and our products are guaranteed to perform well in the recommended maximum working pressure. These custom hoses are precision made.
Our technicians have 24/7 reliable mobile services that offer a solution to the issues of your hydraulic hoses and other fittings. They are friendly and will respond to your emergency call within an hour to any location within the Twin Cities. For more information about Stainless Steel Hydraulic Hoses, contact us, and we will provide our services with honesty and integrity.