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A Quick Overview of the various Industrial Hoses

Industrial hoses are an essential part of operations in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and agriculture to construction and defence. In each industry, different types of hoses fulfil specific functions and are manufactured to exact specifications to fulfil these roles effectively and reliably.

Some of these industrial hoses include:

  • STH Teflon Hose. This durable option is ideal for steam laundry equipment, plastic moulding and air compressor discharge. The Teflon allows for high temperature and chemical capabilities.
  • IROFSD Lightweight hardwall suction and delivery hose. Suitable for fuels and oils with an aromatic content to 30%. Abrasion and weather resistant black cover with yellow spiral. Unsuitable for phosphate esters.
  • IPAW General purpose air and water hose. Exhibiting optimum flexibility, resilience & kink resistance. Oil mist resistant. Conforms to AS/NZ 2554 Class B
  • IRRF Weather resistant hose. Red or blue for general industrial applications involving oil or water. Economical non-conductive rubber hose. Blue denotes water conduit, red denotes oil conduit.
  • IPRL/IPBL Layflat Blue/Red. These heavy and light duty hoses are extensively used for the effective discharge of water and are often used in construction site dewatering processes. The light duty version of this hose can be pierced for use in trickle irrigation systems.

These are just some of the industrial hoses that Pirtek Southern Africa supplies throughout the region as the number one supplier of fluid transfer solutions and on-site repairs. Contact us today for more information on our industrial hose options.

On-site rubber hose replacement and assemblies

With on-site assembly and replacement services, Pirtek offers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’re getting reliable, top-quality rubber hose maintenance. At Pirtek Southern Africa, the number one supplier of fluid transfer solutions and on-site replacement, our aim is to give you fast, effective solutions whenever you need them.

Our on-site rubber hose assembly process:

Our mobile workshops are specifically designed to enable the technician to assemble hydraulic hoses on site to a wide variety of industries, including mining, manufacturing, construction, defence, marine and agriculture, amongst others. Our technicians will assemble and install any new hydraulic rubber hose assembly.

All our service technicians are highly trained in hose assembly and installation, ensuring that your machine will operate safely and at maximum efficiency. Our technicians can advise your personnel on key aspects of maximising hose life.

In order to give you the best service possible, all Pirtek outlets operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our on-site replacement services:

Hose maintenance is an integral part in ensuring the availability of a machine. Regular checks including preventative maintenance will increase the productivity of a machine. Whether a rubber hose is compromised due to a workplace accident or wear-and-tear, our mobile workshops will be able to get your machine operational with minimal downtime.

Reducing downtime is essential to a company’s bottom line.  The Pirtek mobile workshops are available 24/7 365 in 22 locations in Southern Africa. Trained technicians are on duty to provide the necessary service when required.

Contact Pirtek Southern Africa today for more information on our industry leading rubber hose replace and assembly services.

Hose maintenance and management programs for your pressure hoses

Pressure hoses require a certain level of maintenance in order to keep working effectively and safely. Here are our recommendations:

  • Handle hoses with reasonable care. While hoses are robust and designed to endure the rigours of industrial use, they still need to be handled with care in order to stay functional. Sharp objects should be kept away from them and they should not be dragged along an abrasive surface unless they are designed for it. Hoses should never have kinks in them or be run over by other machinery.
  • Inspections and hydrostatic tests should be made at regular intervals to ensure that the hose is still in working condition and is safe to use. A visual inspection should also occur to look for soft spots, loose connections and damage. The couplings and connections should also be thoroughly checked before use.
  • Use the hose at or below the recommended pressure. Hoses should be protected from higher than recommended pressures and changes in pressure should be made gradually in order to reduce pressure surges.
  • Large size pressure hoses should be moved and handled with slings, handling rigs or dollies for additional support.
  • Store hoses with care. Environmental factors can influence the degradation and wear-and-tear of your pressure hose, so it’s vital that it is stored where there are no contaminants like oil, water or chemicals, where no rodents or insects can get to it and the temperature is constant (between 10 C and 21 C). Light can also damage the hose, so be sure to keep it away from sunlight and light from florescent or mercury lamps.

Pirtek Southern Africa provides comprehensive hose maintenance services throughout the region, 365 days a year. Contact us for more information on our pressure hose maintenance and management programmes.