Hose and assemblies have a limited life which depends on various service Conditions Using the pipe and assemblies beyond the recommended parameters will significantly reduce the service life. Continuous use of maximum ratings of working pressure, operating temperature and minimum bend radius will also reduce service life. Improper selection of tube, installation or inadequate maintenance may result in failures, injury to personnel and damage to equipment. Tube assemblies must be periodically checked for leaks, cover blisters, abrasion etc. And should be promptly replaced if any such symptoms are observed
WORKING PRESSURE: The pressure of the hydraulic system including occasional surge or peak pressured must not exceed the rated working compression of the pipe.
MINIMUM BURST PRESSURE: Are reference pressures during in house destructive tests and for design safety factors only.
TEMPERATURE RANGE: Must be within the tube recommended range and must not exceed the minimum and maximum temperature ratings, as this can lead the premature failure.
FLUID COMPATIBILITY: Fluid in use must be compatible to the polymer used in the manufacture of the pipe, if in doubt ask, do not experiment.
MINIMUM BEND RADIUS: Do not bend beyond the specified parameter as it would put excessive stress on the braided reinforcement and greatly reduces the compression resisting capability of the tube.
DIAMETER: Select the correct diameter of the pipe to handle the required flow volume. Using a smaller than required diameter of tube would cause excessive fluid turbulence, drop in system pressure, excess heat buildup and damage.
DRESSING: Select the correct diameter of the hose taking into account vibrations, flexings, movements etc. Use bends, elbows, tees, adaptors, protective sleeves wherever required to prevent excessive abrasion, bending, pulling, kinking, contact with heat sources or corrosive substance.
APPLICATIONS: Please select the right tube for the right job. Eg. A hydraulic hose would not be suitable in a steam applications and vice versa. Never Compromise and if in doubt please ask us, the correct answer is only a phone call / fax message away.