Monday, 28 September 2009

Hose Assembly Protection

Hose Assemblies can deteriorate over time if not maintained properly throughout its performing life, especially if hoses performance uses movement as wear and tear will occur faster.

Broken or breaking hose assemblies are a risk to the personal health and safety of people working around them. Hose assemblies can also create big environmental issues if they break creating harmful emissions to be released. Another big problem with a broken hose assembly is that the damage can be irreversible creating a huge cost within a production business.

A visual inspection of your hose can usually determine whether it is slowly breaking and could do with a replacement. From looking at your hose assemblies you can pick up on small damages, and inspect your hose to find defects that have occurred over time. Another good way of finding out whether your hose has broken is to look at its performance rate. A drop in the efficiency of the system will usually mean that there is a leak, and will need to be replaced.

If your hoses performance involves movement, it will need some slack so it will have room to stretch and manoeuvre. Giving your hose slack will ensure that the hose does not incur too much tightening, therefore creating damage.

If there isn’t any room for the hose to move about then cable carriers can be used. These will add further support to your hose allowing it to contract and stretch controlling the hose movement, therefore decreasing the impact of damage.

There are also industrial ways of testing your hose assemblies. These are advanced testing procedures which can both internally and externally inspect your hose to detect the smallest of defects early using top of the range technology in different hose inspection procedures.