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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.

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.

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.

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.