Hydraulic systems are critical in the industrial and automobile industries. Due to the durability generally demonstrated by modern hydraulic hoses, it is challenging to figure out when it’s the right time to replace or repair them. Sometimes there are obvious signs that a hose has begun to fail. Knowing how to repair them can be quite helpful to get some more life out of the hoses.
What Causes Hydraulic Hoses to Wear Down?
The working life of a hydraulic hose depends on many factors. Some considerations to consider when assessing how long a hose may provide acceptable service life include size, temperature, pressure, and application.
It’s essential to be aware of the limitations of the hoses employed to avoid exceeding their operating capacities. The cooler the hose fluids can be usefully used well below the rated maximum, the longer the hose will not be able to experience material degradation. If the system pressure exceeds the acceptable pressure point, the hose may suffer permanent damage. Hoses used in vertical installations experience more stress than in horizontal installations.
How to Repair a Hydraulic Hose
Temporarily fixing a hydraulic hose is not as daunting as one may think. Below are the necessary to repair a hydraulic hose to increase its lifespan for a period:
It is always best to identify which specification the hose needing repair must meet. It is dangerous to substitute an incorrect hose.
Removal of Damaged Area
You will need to remove the damaged area of the hose before moving further. Cut off the defective end and thoroughly clean the area.
A hydraulic adapter is sometimes required to complete the installation of a repaired hose. Proper tightening of the adapters is a necessary part of the process.
Placing the hose assembly into position and confirming the sufficient length can save you from later regret. Once the hose is the appropriate length, make sure to route it appropriately.
Thread the remaining end of the hose assembly onto the opposite port and verify that a proper seal is in place. The seal should be secure but not overly tight.
Turn on the hydraulic system at low pressure and circulate the oil t see if there are any leaks in the system. Never use your hand to check for leaks, as this can cause a fluid injection injury. If your hydraulic system is acting up, Kings Mobile DIesel Repair can help you out instantly. Our operations are based in Queensland, and we provide a wide variety of diesel mechanic services with competence and sincerity.