A hose assembly is just one type of accessory often used alongside the use of a hydraulic hose. These pieces of equipment are essentially a piece of hose that contains a fitting on each end. Seems simple, right? Sure, but they have a job to do.
But although hose assemblies certainly have their purpose, many tend to overestimate them in terms of their lifespan. Just like hydraulic hoses, though, their assembly counterparts, too, will need to be replaced at some point in time.
How Long Do Hydraulic Hose Assemblies Last?
They say the best way to indicate how long hose assemblies last is by referring to past record-keeping. Normally, if a certain assembly lasted a year, the replacement of that same assembly will likely also serve you approximately a year.
Most of the factors that determine how long a hose assembly will last all comes down to 1) whether or not you selected the correct assembly for your application (e.g., size, pressure, temperature), 2) the particular application you’re using the assembly hose, 3) how often you use your assembly, and 4) how you care for the assembly over the years.
Treat your assembly and other associated equipment like garbage? Expect them to not last very long and/or cause potential danger when your system is in use.
Signs a Hydraulic Hose Assembly Necessitates Replacement
Normally, it’s pretty clear when it’s time to replace a hose assembly. However, many people still overlook these signs, assuming they’re just normal wear and tear, when really, your assembly is screaming, “Replace me, please!”
Here are the signs it’s time to replace your assembly:
- Fittings have corrosion or cracks
- Oil is leaking from the hose or around the fittings.
- Hose has twists, kinks, or crushed areas
- Outer cover has serious damage
- Wire reinforced is exposed (abrasion).
Buy New Hose Accessories Today at ASJ Hose & Fittings
If your hose assemblies or other accessories have begun to show signs of damage, it’s a great time to order replacement parts now. You never know when a worn-out hose accessory will fail on you or, worse, create danger on the jobsite for your system, your building, you, and/or your employees.
At ASJ Hose & Fittings, we urge you to give us a call at (951) 735-1351 anytime you think it’s time to replace a hose accessory of any sort. We’d be more than happy to help you find what you need, so you can be on your merry way!