High pressure airbags are a piece of equipment, which requires regular maintenance. These are robust, powerful tools used to lift, push, press, prise and support the heaviest loads in any industrial or rescue situation.
Airbags and their accessories require regular visual and functional checks to ensure correct and safe operation. These should be carried out after each use at any incident or training prior to stowage. Visual checks should cover all items, including the airbag, hoses, regulator, controller and air source. Areas to inspect include couplings and connection nipples (free from damage, easy connection and disconnection), hoses (free from cracks, kinks, abrasion, hardening, effects of chemicals and heat), valves (move smoothly, signs of abrasion), gauges (free from damage) and airbags (surface free from cuts, punctures, cracks and heat or chemical marks).
PT Hydraulics Australia provide a range of solutions to Australian Industry and supply industrial hydraulics from Power Team, Stone, Globe and Argo Hytos & Youli. Their product range extends to include the emergency & safety industries, with hydraulic rescue tools such as hydraulic cutters, spreaders and rams from Lukas, as well as High & Low Pressure lifting airbags, and a full range of rescue accessories. They also offer cutting solutions, including the Petrogen Cutting torch, capable of cutting steel up to 30cm thick.