Rigid and Flexible Hose Connections

THE WORKSHOP

Hose design and construction is a very technical and precise science. Proper selection and sizing of hoses and allied fittings is critical to ensuring the efficiency of a hydraulic system. Good installation and routing practices not only enhance system performance and efficiency but also provide sufficient safeguards under conditions of extreme pressure and temperature. Proper material selection is vital to ensuring long service life of the hose and also goes a long way in minimizing the possibility of premature hose failures.

It is also important to strictly adhere to safety considerations, while deciding on the type of hose to be used in a particular application. Hose condition in general can be effectively monitored through the implementation of timely maintenance practices. In the event that any failure symptoms are identified, remedial measures must be undertaken well in time, if catastrophic failures are to be prevented.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Hose manufacturers and suppliers
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Plant engineers and supervisors
  • Plant layout and safety specialists
  • Project managers and Consultants
  • System and design engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • What constitutes a good hose?
  • Hose design principles
  • Common hose types
  • Rigid and flexible applications

CLASSIFICATION AND TYPE

  • Classification based on the medium used – Hydraulic, Air , Fuel
  • Classification based on the nature of application – Compressor line, Fuel line, Brake line, lubrication line, work equipment control
  • Classification based on the equipment type - Plant machinery, Automobile, Marine, Aircraft
  • Low, Medium and High-pressure hoses

HOSE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Hose requirements
  • Hose selection and sizing
  • Pressure surges and drops
  • Pressure and temperature ratings
  • Design considerations of common air, hydraulic and fuel hoses

HOSE FITTINGS AND ASSEMBLY

  • Common fittings, connectors, adapters, couplings and clamps used in hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel hose lines
  • Design and type
  • Assembly and fitting
  • Commonly used thread types
  • Miscellaneous hose fittings

MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION

  • Common hose materials
  • Material compatibility
  • Reinforcement material
  • Metallic, non-metallic materials used in the construction of common connectors, fittings and couplings 

HOSE STANDARDIZATION AND TESTING

  • Purpose of standardization
  • Hose standards – SAE, DIN, BS
  • Testing requirements
  • Test procedures
  • Prototype and production testing
  • Bursting and Impulse testing
  • Service simulation

INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

  • Generally recommended installation practices
  • Installation procedure on fixed and flexing applications
  • Hose routing
  • General upkeep and maintenance of hoses

HOSE FAILURES AND TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Shelf life and useful life of hoses
  • Common hose failures
  • Ways to prevent premature hose failures
  • General troubleshooting techniques
  • Safety considerations

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