Improving Industrial Hose Efficiency With Hydrostatic Testing

Testing Your Industrial Hoses To Improve Efficiency

One of the most commonly used methods of testing your industrial hose is with hydrostatic testing. Buckley Industrials hydrostatic pressure testing facility provides a highly accurate test result via the computer aided tracking system and high-quality equipment.

A pressure test for every industrial hose in your industry is of paramount importance, firstly with preventing health and safety risks to employees and the environment but also with keeping a high standard of efficiency and productivity. It is essential to streamline the performance of each individual hose with regular testing to achieve high-quality products.

It is unfortunate that all extensively used products have a lifespan, and time can take its toll on your hoses. Cracks, splits, tears and rupturing can occur after constant use under high pressures and temperatures, but efficiency can be maintained with one or more testing methods.

Destructive Tests

As the name suggests, the hose is destroyed during the performance of these particular tests.

During a burst test, the burst pressure is recorded at the point of the hose rupturing.

A hold test will determine the point where a weakness will develop and at what pressure during a specified amount of time.

Non-Destructive Tests

Occasionally, the weaknesses in a hose are unable to be detected by the human eye via a visual examination.

A volumetric expansion test is only applied to specific types of hose, for example; hydraulic or power steering hose. The results come from the measure of the volumetric expansion whilst under various internal pressures.
A rise test is the measurement of the hose height from the surface of the table where the test is taking place. Results are determined by the differences between the rise at 10psi, (0.069 MPa), and the proof pressure is recorded to the nearest 0.25 inch.

If these examples of hydrostatic pressure tests are carried out correctly and regularly, your industrial hoses will almost certainly not become a health and safety risk, with efficiency and productivity being maintained consistently within your industry.