Hydraulic and Industrial Hose Repairs

Regardless of what type of valve, tool, or other items that a person is trying to move fluid to, there is no question that hydraulic hoses, like the ones offered by California Industrial Rubber, are vital parts of the setup. Considering how potentially dangerous and sensitive that a damaged hose may be, it is important to know the signs of a problem. Keep reading to know when repairs for a hydraulic hose are needed.

The good news is, replacing a hydraulic hose is not that expensive and it is a fairly easy process. Just be sure to find a quality supplier and buy the right type, size, and style of hose for the machine in question.

One of the top signs that a hose needs repairs is if there is significant damage present on the outside. While a scuff or a scratch from time to time may be unavoidable, it is important to not use a hose if there is any type of serious or significant damage that can be seen. If the outer covering of the hydraulic hose shows any signs of wear and tear, or if there are crushed sections on the hose or even areas where the wire reinforcement can be seen, it is best to have the hose repaired or even replaced.

A person may also notice signs of problems with the fittings. These are what are used to attach bulk hoses. While the steel construction is used to help withstand higher levels of pressure and avoid breakage, it is important to note if there are cracks or corrosion present. While signs of white oxidation may not be that big of a concern, be aware of any red rust that has shown up on the fittings. This is a sign that they need to be replaced.

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