Hydraulic hose and hose assemblies have a performance life which is dependent on service conditions of the application
· Subjecting hose (and hose assemblies) to conditions more severe than the recommended product limits can reduce service life· Subjecting hose to combinations of circumstances at or near recommended rating limits (i.e., continuous use at maximum rated working pressure while at maximum recommended operating temperature or minimum bend radius)
Injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment could be the result by not following proper selection, installation and maintenance procedures.
Hose assemblies in service should be regularly inspected for leaks, abrasion, kinks, cover blisters or other such damage. Assemblies showing signs of wear or damage should be replaced immediately.