Needing hydraulic hose repair can slow down any project. Depending on what kind of business you’re in, hydraulic hoses may be literally carrying the life blood of your business. The hydraulic equipment that we use to run our businesses is the brunt of our workforce and being able to operate those machines well is only half the battle. The other half, is keeping our machines up and running so we can continue to use them to deliver on deadlines and complete the work we’ve promised to our customers.
Hydraulic machinery is really incredible equipment. It’s continually circulating high pressure hydraulic fluid through the system waiting for the operators input. With the use of the controls, an operator can use the hydraulic fluid’s pressure to articulate parts of the machinery to easily accomplish huge tasks. Anything from moving rocks and trees, to moving huge amounts of earth to crushing metal and destroying old buildings, hydraulic equipment can make quick work of even the most difficult projects.
Hydraulic hoses are designed to carry this high pressure fluid while continuing to be able to flex and move with your equipment. This requires robust hoses that can carry the high pressure even at extreme angles. Like any hose, the most stress is going to be where it is connected to a sold point. In hydraulic equipment this is where the hose is connected to a fitting. These fittings can connect hoses to rigid pipes, hydraulic cylinders, pumps or valves. Since the fitting has to remain rigid and stationary there can be strong sheering forces on the hose during movement of your equipment, especially at extreme points in the equipment’s movement.
Most hydraulic hose leaks will occur at these fittings. Many automotive or machine shops will be able to repair any hydraulic hose for your equipment but you’ll have to remove the hose from your equipment rendering it useless until you can have the hose repaired or replaced. This downtime can cost you or your business money, customers or both.
To help minimize downtown make sure you regularly inspect your equipment for small leaks. Most hydraulic leaks are not sudden ruptures but small leaks that develop and continue to grow into large leaks that can cause problems with your equipment. Daily leak inspections can take less than a minute and can save you far more time in the long run. At the beginning of the day, spend a few moments checking over the hydraulic lines, focusing on the ends and fittings on your system. Next, check around any pump or hydraulic motor shafts for evidence of leakage. Last, check the hydraulic fluid level in the hydraulic reservoir to see if it has been dropping.
If any of these quick inspections shows evidence of a leak, it is smart to act on that leak before it grows to be a problem. Rather than going through long periods of downtime and turning wrenches, simply add BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak to your hydraulic fluid reservoir and seal your leaks as you continue to use your equipment! BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak works in any hydraulic system and will restore worn or dried out seals to stop your hydraulic leak and keep your equipment functional and making you money.
For more information about BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak, visit our product information page here: Hydraulic Stop Leak
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