Level up your industrial rubber hoses
By proper care, inspection and testing
One of the most discussed issues of today is sustainability. Why? Because our ecological footprint has never been as visible as today. As a user, but also as a manufacturer within the industrial market. Especially where products such as food, chemicals, oil, gas or other substances are developed and supplied. In these plants and factories, the lifetime of the used machines, tools and devices are threatened by exposure. In this blog, we gladly describe and clarify how to extend the life of your industrial rubber hoses used for production.
In industrial markets, machines, devices, tools and other objects in plants and factories are susceptible to several circumstances. Also susceptible are industrial rubber hoses and their assemblies, used in every factory, attached to various objects and directly in contact with transferred substances. The external factors influencing the rubber hoses vary from mild to extreme and have different categories — yes, an even bigger list of threats than you might think:
- Static electricity
- UV/ozone radiation
- Chemical attacks
- Human activity
And even worse: These types of exposure occur day in, day out. It is repeated exposure, being an enormous threat to the sustainability of the hose and the hose assembly. Therefore, an essential and frequently-asked question has popped up regarding sustainability in industry: “How do I maintain the proper quality of a rubber hose?”
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We advise to inspect your rubber hoses on-site on a frequent basis. How? By a thorough visual inspection or via hydrostatic pressure tests. A visual inspection on the outer wall of the rubber hose, for example, could take place to detect erosion, deformation or cracks. At critical applications such as steam, it is highly recommended to execute hydrostatic pressure tests on the rubber hoses for at least every six months, but preferably even more often. With this testing method, we can guarantee a safe working environment for your employees and the continuity of your production process.
Life extension and reducing costs
When it comes to sustainable industrial rubber hoses, proper care, inspection and testing is required. It is essential within your production process. If your company truly cares about sustainability and make sure that all the hoses are carefully maintained, it does not matter how extreme or frequent the rubber hose is exposed to the above list. And: you are not only covering the extended life of the rubber hose, but you are also reducing future costs.