Hose Service: An In-Depth Guide

By Completely Blogger | May 9, 2023
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Mastering Hydraulic Hose Service: Tips for Selection, Maintenance, and Safety

Understanding the many types of hoses, their applications, and how to properly look after them is very important for the best performance and resilience in hose service. We’ll go deeper into the world of hydraulic hoses in this post, from choice and assembly to inspection and maintenance. Let’s get started!

Hydraulic Hoses Explained

Hydraulic hoses are used in a variety of industries, including construction, agriculture, and the manufacturing sector. They are used as a means of allowing pressurised fluids within hydraulic systems to go from one place to another and are available in a variety of forms, sizes, and materials to suit a variety of purposes. Hydraulic hoses commonly used are:

  • Braided Hoses: Hoses with braided reinforcement layers for enhanced strength and flexibility.
  • Spiral hoses: Spiral hoses include a spiral reinforcement layer for greater durability and are designed for high-pressure applications.
  • PTFE hoses: Made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), these hoses have excellent chemical resistance and can handle high temperatures.

As a leading hose supplier, Completely Hydraulic offers a wide range of hydraulic supplies and services to cater to your specific needs.


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Selecting Hoses

It’s very important to choose the proper hose for your application so you get optimal efficiency and safety. Consider the following elements:

  • Size: To make certain you have the proper fit and flow capacity, you have to measure the inner diameter, outer diameter, and length of the hose.
  • Pressure rating: Here you have to select a hose with a pressure rating greater than your hydraulic system’s maximum pressure.
  • Temperature range: Make sure the hose can tolerate your application’s operating and ambient temperatures.
  • Fluid compatibility: To avoid damage or leaks, check that the hose material is compatible with the hydraulic fluid.
  • Bend radius: To avoid kinking or excessive stress on the hose, use a hose with a bend radius suitable for your system’s routing.
  • Environmental Factors: Pay attention to chemical exposure, sunshine, abrasion, and other environmental conditions that may have an effect on performance.

Completely Hydraulic’s hydraulic fittings and adapters guide can help you choose fittings for your system.


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Hose Assembly

Hose assembly really helps in preventing leaks and guaranteeing hose integrity. Keep in mind to adhere to the following:

Use compatible fittings: Check that the hose ends (fittings) are compatible with the hose and securely fastened. JIC, NPT, and BSP fittings are good examples of common fittings.
Adhere to suitable assembly procedures: To assemble the hose, use the proper tools and techniques, such as crimping machines for permanent fittings or reusable fittings for field repairs.
Fittings should not be over- or under-tightened: Both can result in failure, leakage, or shortened hose life.

Check out Completely Hydraulic’s hose installation instructions for a step-by-step guide.



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Inspection and Maintenance

Routine examination and maintenance of your hoses help in detecting any problems and extending their lifespan. Here are some pointers:

Visual inspection: Check for fractures, bulges, nicks, and fitting concerns on a regular basis. Replace any broken hoses as soon as possible.
Pressure testing: These should be performed to guarantee that the hose can handle the system’s operational pressure without leaks or malfunctions.
Maintenance schedule: Create a pre-planned maintenance schedule based on the manufacturer’s recommendations and the specific demands of your system.

Completely Hydraulic provides mobile hose repair and 24-hour call-out services in London, Kent, Essex, and Heathrow.

Storage and Handling

Hoses can be kept in good condition by properly storing and treating them.

Maintain them like so:

  • Above ground: Hoses should be stored on racks or shelves to avoid damage from moisture, dirt, or debris.
  • Properly coiled or hung: To avoid kinking, twisting, or damage, use hose reels or hangers.
  • Keep away from direct sunlight, high heat, and harsh chemicals: Prolonged exposure to these elements might deteriorate the hose’s material and impair performance.


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Safety Precautions

Safety should be the main thing on one’s mind in any industrial setting and it’s important to maintain a safe working environment by doing the following:

Personal protection equipment (PPE) must be worn: Protect yourself from injuries by wearing gloves, safety glasses, and other required equipment.
Recognising potential hazards: Pay close attention to pressurised fluids, pinch points, and other potential hazards in hydraulic systems.
Keeping your desk clean and organised: To avoid accidents, keep the work environment clear of clutter and spillage.

The SSIP handbook from Completely Hydraulic provides more information on safety precautions.

Education and training

To guarantee a safe and successful operation, people working with hydraulic hoses must get proper training and, if necessary a certification. Topics covered in training should include:

  • Hose selection and install
  • Procedures for inspection and maintenance
  • Practises for safe handling and storage
  • Techniques for troubleshooting and repair
  • Standards and regulations applicable to the industry

Investing in continuous education and training can help prevent accidents and downtime, ensuring the smooth operation of your hydraulic systems.

Correct Disposal

Discard used hydraulic hoses in accordance with local laws and environmental requirements. Some hoses may be recyclable, while others, due to the materials used in their manufacturing, need special disposal methods. Proper disposal helps to protect the environment and encourages sustainability.

Last Thoughts

You can assure the safe and efficient operation of your hydraulic systems by thoroughly knowing the intricacies of what a hose service entails. Completely Hydraulic is your go-to partner for all your hose servicing needs as a leading supplier of hydraulic repairs, services, parts, equipment, and accessories. Contact us immediately for professional assistance!


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