Looking For a Hydraulic Hose Fitting Service?
Hydraulic hoses are used in a multitude of industries, but there is one thing that unites all of its functionality. While hydraulic hose fittings are designed to withstand this form of heavy use, they have been known to break down over time or cause significant damage in the event of an accident.
In these situations, you will need to replace them immediately to prevent further damage to your hose. Replacing a hydraulic hose fitting is something you can do, irrespective of whether you have any mechanical or plumbing experience. Even if you are uncertain about the process, a professional plumber or mechanic will do the job.
However, if you want to go on your own, you will need a few tools like chains; clamps; pipe wrench; multipurpose wrench; rags; buckets; suitable clothing; working gloves and eyewear. Here is the process of fixing Hydraulic Hose Fitting
Identify the problem areas and alleviate hydraulic cylinder pressure.
Perform a visual inspection of the hydraulic hose fittings to assess the severity of the damage sustained. To find the damaged fittings and leaking hoses, place them on the ground in a well-lit area and check them carefully. Something that looks suspicious should be identified. You need to release the pressure on the hydraulic cylinders to avoid a blow-out or severe injury when you move on to stage two.
Remove the components of the hose.
You will need to remove some of the components in the hydraulic hose, including the guards, the clamps, and the housing, to remove the fittings. It is also best to take pictures of each removal phase, so you can remember which part you are going to when you reassemble later. With the images taken, mark each part on one side.
Remove the offending hose fittings
Most hose fittings rotate when the hydraulic pump is switched on, so you will need two wrenches to remove the swivel parts-one to hold and one to turn. Some of the fittings have two couplings, so that is where you need to put your wrenches. If you find that they are trapped, try using some lubricant to loosen the couplings. When you do remove the hose, you will need to detach the fittings attached to the hose and take them out.
Replace the fittings
Get your new fittings and clean them to ensure that no debris, dirt, or dust enters the system, as this can have a devastating effect on the safety of your machine. With that done, take a look at the pictures you took of the disassembly process, perform it in reverse, make sure that all is in the right position, and that your cylinder pins are in position until your snap rings are mounted.
Finally, Hydraulic hose fittings may also have malfunctioned due to improper crimping. This happens when the crimping technician is not competent and well trained. Care must be taken with steel hydraulic lines because they will not be as flexible as hydraulic hoses. You should also remember that steel hydraulic lines should not be preloaded with any components if the hose fittings are mounted on the machine.