Hydraulic hose is a flexible tube to carry hydraulic fluid to pump, motor, cylinder and valve. It’s an
Important part in the whole system. While it widely serves in various vehicles like truck and excavator. Such hose adopts synthetic rubber as the inner tube. Then reinforced with high strength wire. Besides, there will be a cover which protects the hose. In general, the material can be NBR, NR, Telflon or EPDM depend on the work condition.
During the work, there will be kinds of problems on the hose. For example, external damage. Then how to protect the hose? Here offer you some methods.
Make sure the hose is installed correctly. This includes using the correct fittings, clamps, and route the hose to prevent kink or rub against other things.
Inspect the hose regularly. If there was any signs of wear or damage, such as crack, bulge or leak, change a new one at once.
Use protective sleeves
Protective sleeves can shield the hose from external damage, such as wear or puncture. Here are 3 common sleeves, spiral guard, nylon sleeve and silicone sleeve. These sleeves can protect the hose from wear, high temp and damage.
Avoid high temp
Keep the hose away from sources of high heat, such as engine or exhaust system. As high temp can cause the hose fail.
Use the right fluid
Make sure the fluid in the system fits the hose. The wrong fluid can cause the hose age and fail earlier than the lifespan.
When not in use, store the hose in a cool and dry place which is away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat. Besides, there should be good ventilation. This will help prevent the hose from drying out and crack.
With these steps, you can protect hydraulic hose and extend their lifespan.