You can enhance the safety of your hydraulic and pneumatic hoses by using quick disconnects that easily connect and disconnect fluid lines and their attached equipment. Most quick disconnects can be used in conjunction with pneumatic and hydraulic hose assemblies, and they are designed to easily be operated by hand.
Generally speaking, quick disconnects feature a plug that is inserted into a socket to create a secure seal that doesn’t leak. In many hydraulic applications where high pressure occurs within the hoses, an accidental disconnection or a leak can seriously damage machinery and harm those working with the equipment. The tight seals created by quick disconnects prevent leaks or unintended disconnections to preserve the safety of the hoses, equipment, and people working.
When selecting quick disconnects for a hose assembly, the lowest rated component is actually the assembly’s safety factor. For example, if your assembly uses a hose with a 5,000 psi rating, but it uses a coupling with a 4,000 psi coupling, the total safety factor of the assembly would be 4,000 psi. Take this into account when choosing quick disconnects and assessing the overall safety of your hose assemblies.
We want to make your hose assemblies are as safe to use and operate as possible, and part of this involves making sure you have the correct quick disconnects from the start. If you have an assembly in need of new couplings, or if you have questions about this type of hose accessory, please feel free to reach out to us at Hoser, Inc.