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3 Ways to Reduce Hydraulic Hose Contamination Onsite
How to Reduce Hydraulic Hose Contamination Onsite
Read our 3 ways to reduce hydraulic hose contamination onsite when assembling new hoses for your heavy machinery. Keeping your hoses from contamination is important since it can negatively impact the performance and lifespan of hydraulic systems. Clean, unobstructed hoses are crucial for smooth operations, and for maintaining the integrity and shelf life of the hydraulic system.
But out in the field, that’s easier said than done.
What are the risks of hydraulic hose contamination?
Debris, dirt, and water can critically damage components of the hydraulic system or cause hose failure. It’s a significant challenge for operators and hose technicians to keep hydraulic hoses free of these contaminants when repairing or replacing them onsite. During the cutting and crimping process, rubber or dirt particles can get into the hose, exposing the system to the risk of failure.
When assembling and replacing hydraulic hoses, there are several considerations operators and hose technicians should make to reduce the risk of contamination.
1. Use a purpose-built hydraulic hose repair facility to reduce contamination
Not all facilities or support services are built with a conscientious approach to hose contamination prevention.
Without an appropriate workstation to assemble hoses, contractors and hose technicians may struggle to keep them off the ground and out of harm’s way when cutting and assembling hydraulic hoses.
At BOA, we’ve leveraged extensive market research to develop a hydraulic hose repair facility that protects hoses from contamination. Our market-leading BOApod hydraulic hose repair and maintenance unit contains an elevated workstation that protects hoses from dirt and debris when working - following the same principles used in original manufacturing facilities.
This state-of-the-art facility, along with a remote hose reel system and magnetic locking for strong seal, reduces the risk of dirt, debris, or water entering into new hoses when moving around the worksite and assembling hoses. With a purpose-built facility onsite to support hose assembly, operators significantly reduce the risk of contamination in their hoses and hydraulic systems. This is crucial to supporting the lifespan of hydraulic systems in heavy machinery.
2. Get training and support for the safe assembly of hydraulic hoses
Additionally, comprehensive training and ongoing support are available to heavy machinery operators to assemble, repair, and replace hydraulic hoses. Contractors across forestry, mining, civil, quarrying, demolition, and other hydraulic-reliant industries can access onsite training for hose management.
With this onsite training, operators can understand how to safely and correctly:
- Remove hydraulic hoses from machinery
- Assemble hoses with fittings
- Use crimping and cutting tools
- Quality-check the new hose
- Assess onsite risks of contamination and hose failure
- Fit the hose onto the machine.
The BOA team works closely with each dedicated operator to ensure they can carry out the necessary activities to safely assemble and replace hydraulic hoses. By building contamination prevention into standard operating procedures, contractors can successfully manage their hydraulic hoses for longevity. This reduces the risk of hose failure and damage to the system.
3. Build and replace your hoses with the right tools
It’s crucial to have the right equipment on hand to keep contamination to an absolute minimum. With the right facility, training and tools, operators replacing hydraulic hoses have the necessary support to minimize this risk and protect their hydraulic machinery.
Along with the BOApod’s purpose-built workstation, the unit houses a hose-cleaning projectile kit and air compressors, essential tool for clearing debris from new hoses. Packed with a cutoff saw and hose support stand, the BOApod allows for the assembly of hoses above ground, at a safe working height.
Talk to us about reducing hydraulic hose contamination and how to replace a hydraulic hose.
On top of market-leading products for onsite hydraulic hose repair and replacement, we ensure operators have the tools and know-how to reduce hose contamination. Our comprehensive training and ongoing support for customers can help minimize the risk of hose failure and damage to crucial system components.
Reach out to our team for more information about how we can support your hydraulic hose management. Call us on 0800 20 20 20 or contact us through our website to learn more.