Cleaning Hydraulic Hose Assemblies: What You Need to Know

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Working with hydraulic hose assemblies, you already recognize the importance of eliminating contamination on and within your hoses. When dirt, debris, and other particles enter your system, these particles can quickly wreak havoc on your hose assembly, potentially leading to system failure or even destroying certain components. For these reasons, it is essential that you know how to clean your hydraulic hose assemblies and do so on a regular basis.

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To make sure the medium within your hydraulic hoses remain clear of contaminants, always clean your new hoses before they are installed. If contaminants get left behind in a hose after shipment, dirt and rubber particles within it can easily flow throughout the rest of your assembly and system.

There are also three standard methods you can use to eliminate contaminants from the inside tube of a hydraulic hose:

  1. Air—You can blow high-pressure air through a hydraulic hose assembly to remove contaminants as long as this air is dry and clean. Generally speaking, this method works best with smaller, shorter hoses.
  2. Fluid flushing—To create turbulent flow and dislodge contaminants, you can use fluid to clean the interior of your hose tubes, as long as the fluid is compatible with your hoses.
  3. Projectiles—One of the most effective methods for cleaning hydraulic hose assemblies involves shooting foam projectiles through the hose using dry compressed air.

At HOSER, we would be happy to tell you more about eliminating contaminants from your hoses using any of these methods. Contact us today for advice and information!