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STAFF PROFILE

Theresa Ferguson is fairly new to the Pirtek Family. She joined us in September of 2016.

Theresa comes from a business background, having studied at Wits University. Her very special role at Pirtek is Business Analysis & Development, as well as ISO.

On a personal note, Theresa has been happily married to Ross for 7 years and they both love nothing more than playing and spending time with their two adorable boys.

Theresa is celebrating her birthday today, so we would like to wish her a big Happy Birthday from all of us at Pirtek.

We look forward to celebrating many happy Pirtek years and birthdays with Theresa!

PIRTEK – HYDRAULIC HOSES/ISO COMPLIANCE

Pirtek SA is pleased to announce it has been approved by ISOQAR for ISO 9001:2015

Pirtek’s ISO compliance ensures standardisation throughout all hydraulic hose supply within our system.

Utilising ISO helps Pirtek to ensure our customers get consistent, good quality products and services when it comes to hydraulic hose and fittings supply.

SECUNDA’S NEW PREMISES

Pirtek Secunda are pleased to announce they have officially moved into new premises in 4 Carolus Street, Trichardt, Mpumalanga.

The new space is a much larger facility to accommodate their stock of hydraulic hoses and fittings, industrial hoses, hydraulic adaptors and other hydraulic components. Additionally they now have a rebuild yard where they can do re-builds and refurbishments of client’s equipment.

The building is only 100m from their previous shop so it wasn’t far to move their stocks of hydraulic and industrial hose.

This move will broaden the capabilities and supply opportunities of Pirtek Secunda and will enhance their reputation as a premier hydraulic hose supplier in the Secunda region.

24hr Contact Details and phone numbers are below:

P: +27 (0) 17 638 1613/638 0356/ 638 0261 C: +27 (0) 83 651 4938
/+27 (0)83 609 9554

Photos to follow soon!

Enjoy the Convenience of Hydraulic Hose Tags

Do you have a need for hydraulic hose tags? Yes you do and here’s why: we know just how important it is to acquire and install/connect the right hydraulic hoses for each application. When it comes to replacing hoses or fittings, the task can become quite confusing and tedious. First, you will need to ascertain what type of hose it is that needs replacing or repair. Then you will need to ensure you have access to all the correct information such as the part number, end orientation, manufacturing date, end fitting threads and so on.

While operators should be familiar with their equipment, it is not always possible to expect them to them be familiar with absolutely every hose, fitting and part they use or encounter. This is where hose tags become particularly useful. Hose tags are fitted to each hydraulic hose used on each application on your plant. The tag features all the details required to make it possible to instantly identify the hose in question, which translates to quick and easy hose replacement. The tags also include details such as the manufacture date, which helps with pro-active maintenance planning.

The hose tag can also include instructions and warnings for operators such as warranty information and who to call if the hose is damaged or needs replacing.

Get Your Hydraulic Hose Tags from Pirtek

At Pirtek, we present the market with a range of hydraulic hose tags that can quickly and easily attach to each hose you have in use. The Pirtek hose tagging system is designed specifically to work with a variety of hoses and provides easy tracking and identification of each hose. Our hose tags are printed in a different colour each year, to represent the year of manufacture and make ongoing maintenance even simpler. These tags can be used as a management tool to ensure easy identification, easy access of assembly details, inventory and maintenance control and supplier accountability in the event of a hose or hydraulic hose failure.

If you would like to learn more about hydraulic hose tags, contact us at Pirtek via email or telephone today.

A Buyer’s Guide to Petrochemical Pirtek Hoses

As industry leaders and manufacturers of Pirtek hoses, we understand precisely what clients need when they seek pipe fittings, pipe couplings, industrial hoses and rubber hoses. This insight allows us to provide the ideal solutions for each business and individual we deal with. However, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your own knowledge, to ensure you always get the right tools, hardware and services you need.

Petrochemical Pirtek Hoses

Petrochemical hoses are utilised mostly for petroleum fluid transfer, but can also be used for a wide variety of other applications due to their high resistance to chemicals, temperatures and wear and tear. From boat refilling stations to fuel tankers, these hoses are specially designed to resist the harsh effects of high octane chemicals. Aside from the hoses, we also sell couplings, fittings and Pirtek hose accessories to complement our range of hoses.

The following are some of the key features you can expect with our petrochemical range of Pirtek hoses:

  • Resistant to harsh chemicals.
  • Durable design to withstand severe conditions.
  • Customisable length and specifications to accommodate unique needs.
  • Colour-coded for specific applications – reduces confusion and mistakes in workshop or industrial environments.

For more information about our company and range of Pirtek hoses, as well as other quality products, simply contact us today.

The Importance of Maintaining Your Pirtek Hoses and Assemblies

Maintaining and caring for your Pirtek hydraulic hoses and assemblies is of vital importance – especially if you’d like your equipment to perform at optimum levels for extended periods of time. Simple checks and maintenance can alert you to any defects that may have developed with your rubber hoses or hydraulic hosing. Below we’ll take a look at a few simple steps you can take to ensure your Pirtek hoses and assemblies remain in optimal operating condition for as long as possible.

Regular visual inspections are a great way of checking for faults in your hoses. If you notice bubbles, peeling, cracking, or any other visual signs of wear and tear, you should definitely consider replacing the hose as soon as possible. A burst or leaking hose will naturally have a detrimental effect on the productivity of your business and has to be attended to urgently.

Cleaning of your hydraulic system is something you need to take very seriously. Failure to properly maintain or perform regular inspections on the system will lead to damage and ultimately the failure of your assembly. This could lead to damage of other hydraulic components such as filters or pumps which can be very costly.

For more information regarding hydraulic hoses and how you can effectively maintain them in optimal working condition, get in touch with the team at Pirtek today. Our consultants are always on hand to assist you with any queries or questions about our business or offerings.

Who to Contact for Repairs and Maintenance to Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses

The following piece will take a look at our maintenance department and why you should get in touch with them for upkeep to your Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses. Here at Pirtek, we offer a comprehensive maintenance solution for all of your fluid transfer needs. While most businesses across South Africa are familiar with our outstanding range of products, many aren’t aware that we provide a full follow-up and maintenance service.

By opting to have your rubber hoses, hydraulic hoses and all your other Pirtek products maintained and serviced by our team, you’re significantly reducing the chance of a loss of productivity as a result of down time. This includes flushing out, cleaning and thorough inspection of your hose assembly prior installation. This process allows us to remove any foreign contaminants which may be present in the hose assemblies. Failure to remove these contaminants can result in serious issues with your hydraulic system down the line.

Our vastly experienced team of maintenance professionals are equipped with all the knowledge and tools required to effectively maintain your hose systems.

Get in touch with our maintenance team today to learn more about how you can extend the life of your Pirtek hydraulic and industrial hose. We look forward to assisting you with any queries and questions you may have regarding any of our fantastic products or services.

Why Buying Cheap Hoses Could Cost your Company in the Long Run

Cheaply produced pressure hoses can fail after very little use. It is therefore important that you invest in the best possible options for your machinery – in order to avoid mechanical failure and unnecessary costs associated with maintenance and repair. The following piece will take a closer look at why purchasing cheap pressure hoses can cost your business in the long run.

Damaged hoses can essentially lead to mechanical failure

Machinery and equipment which makes use of industrial hoses and hydraulic hoses rely on these fluid transfer vessels in order to operate optimally. The premature failure of these hoses can lead to the mechanical failure of your equipment, leading to massive costs down the line. Investing in quality Pirtek hoses can increase the longevity of your machinery and equipment, thus saving you time and money, while keeping productivity up.

Purchasing a hose that isn’t specifically designed to work in certain conditions can prove quite detrimental

Cheap, low quality hoses are often not designed to work under certain conditions. For example, a hose that is constantly exposed to high temperatures will need to be specifically engineered to perform under those conditions. If not, then such items will, in all likelihood, not last very long compared to reputable counterparts. Failure can cause machine damage and possibly even lead to injuries or fatalities. Pirtek is a supplier that stocks a vast range of hoses, all designed for specific applications and operating conditions.

Contact the team at Pirtek today to learn more about our extensive selection of pressure hoses.

Your hose safety guide from hydraulic hose suppliers in South Africa

Hydraulic hose safety not only ensures the safety of operators and other staff members on site, but also assists with the on-going maintenance of hose assemblies, giving you a longer lifespan from your hoses.

The use of hydraulic and industrial hoses has grown tremendously over the past two decades. As a leading hydraulic hose supplier in Southern Africa, Pirtek knows exactly how important hose safety on site (as well as during installation, storage and maintenance) can be. Here are a few tips:

Employee safety

Implement a hose management policy and guidelines within your company. This policy should include a training manual so all operators are familiar with the workings of the hose, as well as ongoing inspection and testing of the hose. Operational consistency starts with putting these guidelines in place so everyone knows what is expected when using, cleaning and maintaining hoses.

Equipment based safety

Ensure the correct hose assembly parts are used for different fluids. Fluids can have different chemical characteristics, which is why it’s important to invest in the correct parts that you will need. Contact Pirtek and discuss the flow rate of the system and pressure so that the correct hose is determined. The hose should be stored away from heaters, electrical equipment, direct sunlight, rain and humidity.

It is important to invest in quality hoses and schedule routine maintenance. For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.

Four advantages of utilising Pirtek service centres for hydraulic and industrial hoses

Pirtek has been supplying hydraulic and industrial hoses in Africa for over 15 years and globally for over 30 years. As the go-to company for these solutions, we’ve become renowned for providing fast, affordable and effective products and services. These are the top four benefits of partnering with us:

Long-standing customer reputation

The Pirtek network has earned an enviable reputation of being able to provide high quality hydraulic and industrial hoses. We source our products from leading suppliers and offer only the best solutions at cost-effective prices. Some of our main suppliers include:

  • Bridgestone– Japan – hydraulic hose – braided and multi-spiral
  • Intertraco– Italy – hydraulic hose tails – adaptors – quick release coupling (Intertraco is a Bridgestone – aligned company
  • IVG– Italy – industrial rubber hoses/mining hoses

Quick service, 24/7

We respond rapidly to customer needs. The Pirtek team knows how critical timelines and responsiveness is to your business, which is why we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, every week of the year.

On-site service

Pirtek provides and maintains many on site workshops within the region of Sub Saharan Africa. Some of the on-site services we provide include hose assembly and fitment, vendor managed stock, surveys of plant and equipment and in-house training of personnel on key aspects of maximising hose life.

Accreditation

Pirtek is ISO 9001:2008 compliant, which demonstrates that we take quality and customer satisfaction seriously. We have also embraced the introduction and promotion of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as envisaged by the government.
For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.