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Inspection of Hose Assemblies

Criterions for the hose inspection

  • Inspect hoses frequently
  • Replace worn or damaged hoses
  • Proper clamping is critical


Hose assemblies have to be replaced if following is applicable

  • Chafed Hose
    • Abrasion
    • Improper clamping
  • Kinked Hose
    • Smooth-bore PTFE hose is prone to kinking
    • Restricts fluid flow
    • Damaged beyond repair
  • Broken Wires
    • Inspect external wire braid
    • Any broken wires is cause for removal/scrap
  • Twisted Hose
    • Hose is not designed to be twisted
    • Induces stress
    • Promotes premature wear
  • Heat Damaged (Brittle) Hose
    • Elastomeric, PTFE and Metal Hose have heat limitations
    • Cracks during flexing
  • Leaking Hose
    • Wetness around fitting
    • Aged hose
    • Improper fitting attachment
  • Rusted Hose
    • Corroded wire braids
    • Any corrosion makes hose assembly suspect