How long can hydraulic hose assemblies last? There is no answer to how long you should wait before replacing hose assemblies on your equipment. The good news is that there are signs that you can look for to determine when it's time for preventive hose assembly replacement. By reading this article you can find more about wide range of hoses and fittings.
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Don't use a worn or old hose assembly in your gear.
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), proclaims the shelf life of majority rubber hose is 10 years from the date it was manufactured. The manufactured date ought to be found on the lay line of this hose. It should not be used. Purchasing a new hose assembly is by far less costly than the cleanup and possible injury and injury when an old hose blows or breaks.
Make and follow a routine preventative hose maintenance program.
For many assemblies, visual inspection after every 30 days and replacement of assemblies each year or two is sufficient. Eighty percent of blown hoses are brought on by external harm through kinking, crushing, or abrasion of the hose and can typically be seen by only a fast look.
Maintain a log of the hose replacements, particularly replaced hose failures. You can use this log to gauge how long your hoses will last on your gear. But nothing will replace a visual review.
Critical hose assemblies should be replaced more frequently as these will cause the most damage if blown. Critical assemblies could be those who are near the failure or operators could lead to harm or would cost a large deal of damage.