Hose Safety Restraints and Whip Checks

Hose whip checks and safety restraint products greatly reduce the risk of damage and serious injury should a hose become disconnected under pressure. These devices will keep the hose in check until pressure can be relieved and can also contain hazardous spills. An unchecked pressurized hose can be deadly, even at moderate pressure. There are… Read more »

Innovation in Cam and Groove Couplings

Cam and groove couplings have served for years in liquid applications from bulk transport to pump suction and discharge with minimal change. A spring-loaded locking arm, new metal alloys, and some accessory items are the only real changes offered to the market over the past few decades. Now there are two innovations that improve safety by decreasing the… Read more »

Hose Pressure at Elevated Temperature

When a hose will be installed where the application involves elevated temperature, it is important to check the working pressure rating of the hose at that temperature.  The listed working pressure on a hose is based on normal operating conditions and temperature (65 – 75 degrees F).  Because rubber and plastics become softer at the high end of their… Read more »

Cause of Hose Failure

Do your hose assemblies fail prematurely or need constant repair? Many factors, some more obvious than others, may be the cause of a hose failure. To determine the cause of hose failure, several potential issues must be reviewed, including internal, external, and installation factors.  Here are some of the factors that can cause premature failure: Hose is… Read more »