How does temperature relate to high pressure hoses?

High pressure hoses are not that uncommon in the world of hydraulics and hydraulic hoses. The right hoses can make all the difference in how reliable your hoses end up being. Temperature plays a bigger part than you might think. Keep reading to find out how.

How Does Temperature Relate to High Pressure Hoses?

High pressure hoses are already under a great deal of pressure. When choosing the right hose, you need to figure out the working temperature of the environment where the hose is being used, as well as the temperature of the liquid forced through the hose. For hoses made with a rubber inner hose or rubber cover, the temperature of the liquid and the environment can dramatically change the way the hose works and can also affect the overall operating pressure.

Temperature has a huge effect on hoses. This means you should check regularly to make sure your hoses and components are not showing any signs of deterioration or degradation due to temperature changes. If your hoses show signs of wear, it may be time to think of other options to make sure you and your workplace are safe.

Fluctuations due to both very high heat and very low heat have the potential to cause damage to hoses and components. Taking the time to find the right hose for your need and your application can help you get the right hose that will work the first time and with fewer issues.

What to Do if Your Hoses Are Affected by Heat

If your hoses show signs of wear due to heat exposure, you should first and foremost shut down the machine and start the replacement process. When replacing, take the time to make sure you are replacing your components with those that have a higher heat rating to ensure that they are going to hold up and that they are not going to break down.

Switching to hoses and components that are rated for higher heat is never a bad idea, even if you are not consistently working with very high temperatures or very low temperatures. Ideally you should work with consistent temperatures that don’t fluctuate, but that is not the case for some places. Taking the time to find the right hydraulic hoses and high pressure hoses the first time helps reduce your need to replace your hoses as often.

The right hoses and components can make all the difference. By using the correct hoses, you can combat temperature damage and have hydraulic hoses that last longer, perform better, and are safer and more durable overall.