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Getting The Most From Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Hydraulic systems are used on a range of different equipment and systems, including on vehicles, machines, and components throughout the Texas oil and gas industry. Having a top hydraulic system is critical, but so is selecting the best options in hydraulic hose fittings for the job.

Cylinders and Hoses

One of the most common issues relating to the poor performance of hydraulic systems is the incorrect choice of both cylinders and hoses. This performance issue can also extend to the incorrect matching of hydraulic hose fittings with the hose and with the application requirements.

While smaller hydraulic cylinders and systems are lower cost to install, they can very quickly become costly to run, particularly if they are constantly failing or there are issues with leaks. All parts of the system from the cylinder to the fittings have to be selected to meet the maximum load on the cylinder. Sizing up rather than down is always recommended if there is a risk of going over the capacity for the system.

Choose the Right Fitting

There are many different types of hydraulic hose fittings. Knowing which one is ideal for a given application is helpful and can be beneficial in providing your customers with the right fitting for the job.

Different options in flared tube or hose fittings, flange fittings and even quick disconnect types of fittings are all very popular. Each has its own benefits and is own use parameters. In situations where leaks are of concern, choosing the best quality and highest rated fitting available is always recommended.

Depending on where the fittings are installed, in the field or in the shop, there is also the issue of the attachment to the hose. Most fittings are designed for crimping, providing a durable, strong and reliable hose attachment. For field installation, there is the option to choose a field attachable fitting, but the hose also has to be field attachable for this option.

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