Tech Article: Predicting Hydraulic Hose Failure

Monitoring Tools vs Visual Inspection – The advantage of proactive hydraulic hose maintenance

It’s often thought that hydraulic hose failure can’t be predicted, and as a fairly inexpensive component, many Production Managers accept failure as unavoidable. Equally, it’s common for hydraulics users to pre-emptively replace hoses which are still in safe working order, wasting unnecessary time and money. While the low cost of a hose itself belies the considerable expenses associated with oil clean-up and replacement, adopting a ‘run-to-fail’ policy also fails to take into account the significant health and safety hazards associated with burst hoses. For these reasons, it is important to take a proactive approach to hydraulic hose maintenance. In fact, there is always an indicator that a hose will fail, enabling maintenance engineers to act in time…

By Terry Davis, National Technical Manager, Brammer


Previous articleBrammer teams with CEJN to reduce energy wastage
Next articleConnect with us on LinkedIn!