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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.

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.

Four things to look for when evaluating hydraulic hose suppliers in South Africa

With so many different brands and service providers to choose from in South Africa, it can sometimes be difficult to identify which hydraulic hose suppliers offer recognisable quality. Here are four tips on identifying a quality supplier.

Quality products

Primarily, a great brand will only offer great quality products. The supplier should only offer products that meet international industry standards in terms of quality and performance. Furthermore the supplier should be prepared to attach their name to those products by way of branding. Generic or unbranded products should be avoided if possible.

Great service

A progressive brand will ensure that they offer great customer service. This is evidenced in how rapidly they respond to imminent problems, how effectively they identify and attend to challenges, as well as how far they are willing to go to resolve problems.

Effective customer service

After you have evaluated the quality of the products and services on offer, it’s important to ensure great customer service as a whole. This is vital in terms of the complete client experience. Having great products coupled with great services are excellent on their own, but customer service broadly will ensure clients are retained and kept satisfied long term.

Your brand experience as a consumer

Finally, consider your experience with the brand. If you visit their premises, is it clean, safe and environmentally friendly? Are the staff courteous and friendly? These are, of course, subjective, but finding a brand that you feel comfortable with will certainly help you achieve peace of mind.

If you require hydraulic hoses, industrial hoses, couplings or any other products, don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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.

4 environmental factors that can cause industrial rubber hoses to deteriorate

Rubber hoses and industrial hoses need proper care and maintenance in order to last a long time. While any hose will deteriorate over time, there are certain environmental factors that can contribute to this deterioration. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that you have a long service life from your hydraulic or industrial hose:

Storage temperature

Your supplier or a technical consultant specialising in hoses will be able to advise you on the recommended temperature limits for your specific hose. It is important to make sure that you do not store the hose in an area that exceeds these temperature limits. Rain or excessive humidity can damage your hose, which is why you need to store it in a place that is cool and dry. Make sure that the temperature within the storage unit or workshop does not exceed 38°C.

Insects and rodents

Insects and rodents can wreak havoc on your rubber hose or industrial hose. Make sure that there are no insects and rodents in the areas where you use or store your hose.

Heaters and electrical equipment

Do not use or store the hose near heaters or other electrical equipment as this can damage the hose.

Fumes, radioactivity, oils and solvents

Your hose is sensitive to both natural and man-made environmental factors. Make sure that it is kept away from radioactive areas as well as areas that contain fumes, oils and solvents.

For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.