Chemical and Petroleum Hose Testing
All chemical hoses have a lifespan. How long a hose will last is based on many factors including media, temperature, pressure, abrasion, and other factors. To prevent costly and dangerous spills, it’s important to have a process in place to help spot hoses nearing the end of their life before a problem develops. Hoses should be tested once a year at a minimum, or more often if operating conditions are severe.
Pioneer Rubber has offered both on-site and in-house testing and certification of petro-chemical hose assemblies for more than ten years. All testing is done in accordance with nationally recognized NAHAD guidelines. Full documentation of the NAHAD guideline is available upon request. The following is a condensed overview of those guidelines:
Each assembly is carefully inspected for damage including kinks, exposed reinforcement, and deterioration. All hoses are hydrostatically tested to 150% of the working pressure of the hose. The hose is held at pressure for 5 minutes. Any leaks, drips, or improper swelling indicate a failed test. Hoses which pass the test are tagged with a stainless steel tag, showing the test date and hose identification number.
We can tailor a hose testing program specifically to fit your needs. Please contact us for help getting your hose safety program started.