When you test your high-pressure hoses, you may come into contact with various dangers. Dangerous situations pose a risk to you, your employees and your company. In this blog we describe the four most common hazards that can occur when testing hoses. In addition, we share with you how you can control these hazards.
When youtest your hoses, a hose rupture can occur. This results in the following dangers:
1) Whipping hose
When a clutch comes loose or a hose breaks while under pressure, a hose can become wild. Until the pressure on the hose is adjusted, it is a great danger. Particularly when the hose is large in size or when a part is still attached.
2) Blown-out pieces of hose and couplings
When the hose whips, parts can shoot away with great force and speed. These projectiles are a danger to your employees.
3) Expelling media
When a hose breaks, the media used may leak or spray. If there is a worker standing near the pressure point, this can be dangerous.
4) Hydraulic injection injury
This is an injury caused by injecting a fluid into your body under high pressure. Moisture penetrates the skin already at a pressure of 7 bar. The great danger of this injury is that it often seems to fall at first. However, in the longer term a hydraulic injection can have major health consequences.
How to manage these dangers?
Testing your high pressure hoses is an important part of your safety process. It guarantees the safety and reliability of your product.
During testing you can control the above mentioned risks in the following ways:
- Have respect for high pressure
- Never combine different connectors
- Train all your employees about risks and risk management
- Design effective testing
- Use of purpose-built equipment
- Follow the instructions for setting up and using equipment
Resato hose pressure test solutions
When designing our hose testing systems, our focus was on safe and effective testing. For example, the lid cannot be opened during the testing process. Also, pressure build-up is by definition not possible with an opened lid. In addition, the lid is made of thick polycarbonate. This makes it resistant to a blow from a loose hose and makes visual inspection during the test and venting possible because of its transparency.
Our solutions can be expanded with options to provide the system with extra safety measures. For more information, please contact our high pressure experts.