Friday, 27 April 2012

Hydraulic Testing & Hose Connectors

Advancements in Hydraulic Testing, Assembles and Fittings

Hydraulic hoses are used in wide variety of markets in industry all around the planet. Industrial hoses are used to transfer high pressure gas or fluid in machinery and industrial plant processes. The hazards that come with leaks are great, so the safety mechanisms required are put through stringent testing procedures.

All of the auxiliary adaptors, staple couplings, valves and other hose fittings are fully tested for endurance and flexibility.

Staple Adaptors

There are many industrial hose connectors in the market; most notable is the hydraulic hose staple adaptor. A staple adaptor is effectively a mechanism which connects two hoses together by the ends, these are used for high pressure fluid transfer in hazardous environments (like underground).

The connection often needs to be held together under extreme pressure, in order to do this, staple adaptors utilise a staple lock which is a piece of steel shaped like a staple u-bend which is fed into both the male & female couplings of the hydraulic hose.

Rotary Staple Couplings

Large scale bore mining needs hydraulic hoses which are able to withstand high pressure fluid and gas transfer while moving freely due to the vibrations caused by the high stress environment. For such applications rotary staple couplings are used, these reduce stress by allowing the hose assembly to move freely while in operation, yet retain a high pressure locking mechanism.

Hydraulic Hose Assembly Protection

The hazardous environments that hydraulic hose assemblies are required to work in demand protection solutions which will protect the outer surface of the hoses. Now days, there are a number of protective coatings which are resistant to abrasion and extreme temperature. Protection can be used for both single and bundled hoses.

This type of hose protection is ideal for oil spill and electrical cabling, there are grades of protective silicon coated sleeves that are fire resistant.

Hose Assemblies


Custom made hose assemblies for specific locations around the world are common due to the varying environments which hydraulic hoses are required to work in. There are certain product lines which are generic, but many manufactures will produce bespoke hose assembly solutions suited to their requirements.

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