ERIKS UK has responded to the increasing legislation governing the use of industrial hoses by providing this new service, which will help minimise production downtimes and improve site safety.
The company’s experienced mobile testing teams are able to conduct a number of essential checks to detect any internal damage within a hose. The teams carry out visual external inspections for obvious signs of wear and abrasion, and then check the internal conditions of each hose, using the latest endoscopic camera technology. This system checks for partial blockages, deposits, internal tears and pop-corning defects that would otherwise go undetected. The teams also pressure check hoses with compressed air or with water to one and a half times greater than the rated application, to detect any leaks.
Once tests are completed, a condition rating is given to each hose: green (safe to use), amber (monitor and order new hose), or red (replace immediately)
Geoff Cox, General Manager, Hose Technology ERIKS UK, explained, “Our hose testing engineers are expert in their fields, with a minimum of 15 years of experience. This means they can thoroughly test all hoses and, if the customer requires, can also investigate the cause of hose problems and provide solutions to prevent recurrence. They can also replace hoses, implement regular maintenance and repeat testing programmes, taking much of the burden from our customers.”
As a major supplier of hoses and ancillary items with over 160 centres, ERIKS is ideally placed to offer a range of supply and maintenance services on industrial hoses to help meet the demands of both the MRO and OEM markets in manufacturing and delivery industry sectors.
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