5 Signs That Your Hydraulic Hose Needs Repairing
Posted by hydroliconline on November 9th, 2019
One of the most important and vulnerable parts of any hydraulic system is the hydraulic hose. This is because they are sometimes, easily caught on objects.
The life of a hydraulic hose depends on many factors such as:
It is vital for hydraulic hoses to be regularly checked to ensure you prevent down time and possible damage to your hydraulic pumps and other moving parts through hydraulic fluid starvation when there is a rupture of leak from any fitting or hose.
These are five common signs that your hydraulic hose needs to be repaired:
Because hydraulic hoses are often exposed, they are easily crushed through accidental impact or from moving rocks or other heavy objects. This can adversely affect their internal reinforcing which is often woven steel wire that can break or be damaged through impact. This can cause a pressure build up or weaken the wall of the hose so it can split or burst
Oil Leaks around the Hose
This indicates that there has been sever abrasions or the rubber has been cut by impact, in either case it is advisable to replace the section of hose
Extensive Hose Damage
It’s expected that there will be a small amount of surface damage such as scuff and nicks to most hydraulic hoses during their normal operation, but there should not be excessive amounts. Sometimes they can be damaged by excessive heat or friction from rubbing.
If you are aware of this type of damage consider replacing them
Under normal conditions a hose should never kink, but if this occurs, it is likely to be because the hose is not the correct size or its routing has been altered. This will usually cause permanent damage or weakness unless found immediately and rectified
If you find that the fittings on the hydraulic hoses are leaking it may be because they have loosened, are corroded or cracked. Often when a fitting is damaged the hose is also suspect and it is better to replace the whole unit.
Keeping your hydraulics running efficiently and without breakdowns starts with ensuring you hydraulic hose components are in good condition. Keeping a log on any repairs and looking out for any damage, or signs of kinking or crushing will help prevent breakdowns.Also See: Hydraulic Hose, Hydraulic Hoses, Hose Needs, Whole Unit, Hydraulic, Hose, Damage
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