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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.

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.

Your Guide to Checking and Maintaining Brake Hoses

Your brake system is one of the most important components in your vehicle. If it fails, there is a very real chance you could be involved in a serious collision or accident on the road. It is therefore vitally important that you carry out proper checks and maintenance on your vehicle’s brake hoses. Below we’ll take a closer look at how to properly check and maintain your brake hoses.

Checking

Checking your brake hoses is relatively simple, especially if you are familiar with the structure of your vehicle. Once you’ve located the hoses (consult your service manual if you struggle to find them) check them for drips, bubbles, chaffing, cracking, bulging or any other visual signs of wear and tear. Once they’ve passed your visual inspection, it’s time to feel the brake hoses. Your brake hoses should be firm, but not so firm that they’re brittle. Soft hoses are too weak whilst hard hoses are more susceptible to cracking or bursting.

Maintaining

Partner yourself or your company with an experienced service provider who can professionally check and perform any maintenance or repairs relating to the brake hoses or related mechanical parts. Identifying technical or maintenance issues as early as possible will save time and money in the long run, while also ensuring safety is kept a priority.

Get in touch with the team here at Pirtek today to learn more about our outstanding array of quality brake hoses and other products.

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.