When selecting hoses for applications the pressure, size, ends and temperature are some of the important factors that need to be taken into consideration. Another important area to review is the environment and the working conditions of the machinery. Some equipment such as construction, transportation and other mobile equipment work in very aggressive environments and are subject to wear and tear and more commonly damage or abrasion to the exterior of the hose.
To assist customers in the selection process as well as existing customers who have equipment or machinery working in these aggressive environments PIRTEK has introduced an abrasion resistant cover for hydraulic hoses, the PIRTEKTOR.
The new PIRTEKTOR cover is easy to identify as the name has been added to the familiar color coded lay line along with the Mining Safety and Health Administration (M.S.H.A) identification number and the U.S.C.G type approval logo.
The PIRTEKTOR cover hoses were tested to ISO6945 which is the international standard that specifies the method for the determining the abrasion resistance of the outer cover of rubber hoses. Under test conditions the new PIRTEKTOR cover showed a much higher level of abrasion resistance when compared against hoses made with both standard and specialized rubber coverings.
In some very aggressive applications when equipment is working in demolition, excavating, landfill sites and metal recycling facilities another consideration is the adding of an external sleeve or a protective wire to the hose assembly.
For more information on hose sleeve products or other products and services, visit the PIRTEK website at www.pirtekusa.com.