Monday, 17 June 2013

Hydraulic hoses

Hydraulic hoses are high pressure tubes which are often made from synthetic rubber, Teflon or thermoplastic. It is designed for carrying fluid around within hydraulic machinery. Hoses such as these come from a number of different brands and specifications, varying with each. They are most commonly used by construction and mining operators, power generator companies, maintenance professionals, gas drilling companies and other sectors.  The hydraulic systems came into prominence when engineers discovered that is light in weight, self-lubricating and compact in size. As flexible hydraulic hoses were developed, a wide range of machines which utilized this technology came into existence.

These hoses could pump water in order to operate a moving piece of machinery. The fittings are connected to other devices and they transmit hydraulic power to it. Various kinds of brad adaptor fittings attach to this application. Other things pumped through the hoses include water; grease, LPG, refrigeration fluids, fuels and natural gas are also transmitted. Other types of fittings used on these pipes include O-ring, face seal, flare less and elbow.

The O-ring includes many threads and resembles an ‘O’. Threads such as these are screwed on securely to obtain a tight connection. These fittings are either male or female, and can handle designated pressure.

Elbow fittings are available in different sizes. Both of these ends of the pipe are connected at the specified angle. These are mostly used for different kinds of applications of plumbing. Female and male fittings connect together to complete the connection appropriately.

Hose pipes are used for any instances and therefore it is important to know how to choose the right hose for the right job. These include medium pressure, high pressure hydraulic pipes, flexible low bend radius pipes and so on and so forth.

Hydraulic pipes can be used to create a strong torque of low speed; this can move machines with absolute precision. The hydraulic pumps can control various machines through these hose pipes at a varying level of power, and can operate safely in various situations.

Hose pipes have ratings depending on their pressure limits. The temperature and fluids it is designed to carry. Ratings are often printed onto either the pipe or the fittings.

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