HOW DO YOU EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR RUBBER HOSES?
As we all know, rubber hoses are widely used products, and it is inevitable that they will experience damage and require replacement during our usage. So how can we extend their lifespan during our usage?
To extend the lifespan of rubber hoses, you can follow the following recommendations:
Follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing hoses. Avoid twisting or knotting the hoses during installation. If there are any incorrect installation methods, use the recommended installation methods provided by the manufacturer to prolong their lifespan.
Control the temperature: Since different hoses use different materials and processes, there may be variations in the maximum and minimum temperatures they can withstand. During usage, ensure that the operating temperature of the hoses remains within their "safe" range.
Regular inspections: Regularly inspect your hoses for signs of wear, cracks, bulges, or any other visible damage. Similar to how we all need regular check-ups, through regular inspections, promptly replace any damaged hoses to prevent leaks or failures.
Storage methods: When not using the hoses, store them properly. Keep them away from environments with chemicals, radiation, high temperatures, low temperatures, and high ozone levels. This helps prevent rapid aging of the hoses.
Pay attention to pressure: Different hoses have different pressure tolerances. Try not to operate the hoses under excessively high pressure or at their critical pressure threshold. Prolonged exposure to high pressure can cause rapid aging of the hoses.
Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals: If your hoses come into contact with chemicals, make sure they are compatible with the rubber material. Some chemicals can cause swelling, degradation, or deterioration of the rubber hoses.
Select hoses suitable for the working conditions: We recommend that all users choose the appropriate hoses based on the working conditions they require. For more details, please refer to this article or contact our sales team to determine which hose is suitable for your needs.
Avoid bending beyond the recommended limits: Excessive bending or twisting of the hoses can create pressure and lead to premature failure. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines regarding the maximum bend radius for the hoses.
Regularly clean the hoses: Regularly remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants from the hoses. Accumulated grime can cause rubber degradation and reduce its lifespan. Also, consider the appropriate cleaning method for your specific hoses. If you need food-grade cleaning hoses, you can check out our food-grade cleaning hose, WWF, which meets both CIP and SIP cleaning standards.
By carefully following these guidelines and recommendations, you can effectively extend the lifespan of rubber hoses and ensure their excellent performance in all aspects, achieving optimal functionality. Adhering to these guidelines is crucial for maintaining the integrity and reliability of rubber hoses, as well as ensuring workplace safety.