Hydraulic hoses often experience wear and tear and require regular checks as with all tools and pumps after each use or training session. Damaged or leaking hoses are hazardous and can cause serious injury if left unchecked. PT Hydraulics Australia suggest some measures to maintain the hydraulic hoses.
Examples of hose defects are marks, cuts, splits and swollen points on the hose surface, a brittle or cracking outer layer, kinks and bends not in line with natural form of hoses and damaged hose fittings that are parting or leaking. Without appropriate attention and action these defects may lead to hose failure. Any damaged hose should be withdrawn from service and replaced. Hoses should never be exposed to aggressive fluids (brake & transmission fluid, acid or solvent and fuel). Users should take care when cleaning hoses for fluids and glass/metal fragments. Occasionally, users should check full length of hose as well as end fitting to hose reel (no oil leaks present on inner hub).
PT Hydraulics Australia Pty. Ltd. provide a range of solutions to Australian Industry. They supply market leading industrial hydraulics from Power Team, Stone, Globe, 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.