GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Hydraulic Hose. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used hydraulic hose for?
26 answers
Answers:
First of all, I am an aircraft system engineer working on B777-200 LR, B767-300, B757-200, B737-700/-800 and MD 11 and Q400 AIRCRAFT. All these aircrafts have hydraulic power systems which provide hydraulic power to the respective hydraulic actuators. And different systems like landing gear and brake systems, flight control systems, thrust reverser systems and even hydraulic power systems, use hydraulic systems to move their respective actuators to change hydraulic power into mechanical energy [power]. Most of the time the hydraulic power is distributed using a hydraulic tube but in some special places it uses hydraulic hose for places having vibration and needs flexibility [like brake system] . Sometimes as a spare hydraulic hose is used in hydraulic shop benches which are used to test different aircraft hydraulic system components.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Addis ababa, Ethiopia
We are one of the leading manufacturers of high and very high pressure hose assemblies in the eastern part of India and supply to all major customers like coal, cement and steel industries.
~BIMAL SARAOGI, Manufacturer, RAIPUR - INDIA, INDIA
Mobile plant, forestry equipment, industrial equipment, excavators and attachments, hydropower, oil exploration, mining and geothermal energy
~Rodney S, Engineering Consultant, Hamilton NZ, New Zealand
Fixed Plant Mobile equipment Mining Oil and Gas Offshore Chemical Industrial Water blasting Sub Sea
~Marketing/Sales, Cannington, Australia
Installation on seismic hydraulic handling gear, FRC/Work boat davits and work boat hydraulic system.
~Thomas G, Technical Support, Houston, TX
Hydraulic power supply on mobile, over-the-road vehicles, more specifically fire apparatus.
~Chad P., Engineer, Appleton, WI
Construction equipment, Mining Equipments and other Industrial equipments
~Ghosh R.C., DGM-Business Development, Nagpur, India
Predominantly heavy Earth Moving Equipment and Hydraulic machineries.
~Patrick Forbes, Manager, Kingston, Jamaica
In hydraulic systems and oil / pneumatic /grease systems.
~TARUN D, Engineer, VIDYANAGAR, INDIA
Power pack High pressure hoses oilfie++l+d+ hoses
~Harjeet singh S, Manufacturer, Vadodara, India
Offshore rig onshore rig heavy equipments crane
~Ely Fejedoro, Purchaser, River, Nigeria
Hose replacement on machinery of various types
~Manufacturing, Brisbane, Australia
Maintenance and replacement on small O P E
~Myron S, Marketing/Sales, Springfield, OH
OIlfield, ag, mining, forestry, marine
~Jamie K, Sales, Calgary, Canada
Oem manufacturers, and bulk sales
~Liam F, CEO, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Maintenance on hydraulic systems
~Engineering, Consulting, Milano, Italy
Auto manufacturing agriculture
~Robert H, Builder/Contractor, Carsonville, U S
Earthmoving Marine Industrial
~General Management, Dandenong, Australia
Heavy equipment and trucking
~Technical Support/Services, Eagle nest, NM
Sub-sea hydraulic equipment
~John A, Engineer, Singapore, Singapore
Delivery and sucsion
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, KOLKATA, India
Lubrication Systems
~Purchasing, Bundaberg, Australia
Power steering
~Rolf T, Design Engineer, Gothenburg, Sweden
Water cooling
~Adam P, Research & Development, Chambersburg, PA
Heavy plant
~Engineering, Other, Petersfield, United Kingdom
My job.
~Technical Support/Services, NATAL, Brazil

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that hydraulic hose has been used for.
10 answers
Answers:
SOME TIMES HOSE ASSEMBLIES ARE USED IN HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE IN COAL INDUSTRIES AND DUE TO NON EXPERIENCE OF HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE, HOSE ASSEMBLIES GOT REJECTED. AS PER HOSE DESIGN HOSE SHOULD WORK EVEN AT 121 DEG. C. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN MANUFACTURE SUCH HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
~BIMAL SARAOGI, Manufacturer, RAIPUR - INDIA, INDIA
Towed a truck 50km through the forest with 1 1/4" R13 to get him home , used R12 as a flexible drive coupling between 2 shafts, makes great conduit for electical cable on forestry equipment
~Rodney S, Engineering Consultant, Hamilton NZ, New Zealand
Few wire braided hoses are used in movile vans for car wash.
~Ghosh R.C., DGM-Business Development, Nagpur, India
I have not used it other than for its intended use.
~Thomas G, Technical Support, Houston, TX
High pressure & temperature air hoses.
~Myron S, Marketing/Sales, Springfield, OH
In water/grease /steam/gas lines
~TARUN D, Engineer, VIDYANAGAR, INDIA
Pressure cleaning Fuel hose
~General Management, Dandenong, Australia
Albion hose rivalit hose
~Ely Fejedoro, Purchaser, River, Nigeria
Ducting
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, KOLKATA, India
~Rolf T, Design Engineer, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of hydraulic hose?
12 answers
Answers:
On mobile and over-the-road applications, watch the hose material and installation location relative to the new higher temperature exhaust components. The new emission standards have really thrown more heat at the vehicles.
~Chad P., Engineer, Appleton, WI
I heard that someone had used it for high pressure air hose and the rubber inside deteriorated and loose particles clogged the passages of the equipment being fed the air.
~Thomas G, Technical Support, Houston, TX
Sometimes due to high temperature and high pressure hose assemblies fail in the field and cause fire in the equipment and sometimes there are risks for human life.
~BIMAL SARAOGI, Manufacturer, RAIPUR - INDIA, INDIA
Due to low amount of “outer cover” the hose rusted in metal reinforcement and cracked open after some time.
~Rolf T, Design Engineer, Gothenburg, Sweden
Machinery fires, Personal injuries and expenses due to fluid burns, Equipment downtime and Cost of lost fluids.
~Myron S, Marketing/Sales, Springfield, OH
Dropped loads, fires on machinery and inside factories, heavy machinery accidents, environmental damage.
~Rodney S, Engineering Consultant, Hamilton NZ, New Zealand
Yes loss of limb from hose failure due to mix and match
~General Management, Dandenong, Australia
Under and over swaging, skiving too much rubber off.
~Liam F, CEO, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Loss of hydraulic fluids enviromental impact
~Robert H, Builder/Contractor, Carsonville, U S
Yes, wrong routing creats havoc in usage.
~Ghosh R.C., DGM-Business Development, Nagpur, India
Natural gas plant burnt down
~Jamie K, Sales, Calgary, Canada
No.Hose Blow-off
~Patrick Forbes, Manager, Kingston, Jamaica

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