Storage and use of plastic hoses is essential for their durability. The physical properties of plastics change during the entire lifecycle of the hose. These changes are the most widely distributed in time may accelerate if the hose is subject to long-term exposures to sunlight, mechanical damages or inappropriate storage of either twisted or kinked hoses.
RULES FOR SELECTING A HOSE
Obtaining optimum performance of the hose can be achieved by using appropriate accessories and, above all, through the selection of a hose depending on the indoor and outdoor conditions in which the product will be operating. By analyzing the actual working conditions, we select: diameter, type and quality of the hose. We should determine the parameters associated
with the media that we wish to transfer at a distance through the hose.
Compliance with the general rules ensures optimized selection of the hose according to the needs:
specify the material/ media you want to transfer
verify the connection and compatibility in relation to the diameters
determine the exact size and length of the hose taking into account the length tolerance,
remember not to exceed the recommended pressure
The optimal temperature in which to store plastic hoses is from 10ºC to 25ºC. It is not recommended to store hoses at temperatures above 40ºC. Remember that low temperatures and especially the temperature below 0ºC negatively affect the stored hoses. We also recommend to avoid storing the hoses in the immediate vicinity of heat sources. We recommend that hoses that do not have special purpose not to be used and stored with active chemical substances, including solvents, acids, disinfectants as well as oils, lubricants and fuel.
The storage period for hoses should be shortened as much as possible. During storage, remember to make sure that humidity does not exceed 65%. Hoses should be stored without stress, compression and any other factors that might contribute to the deformation of the hoses. We pay particular attention to not damage the hoses during transport. Hoses should be protected from rodents. You should also pay attention to make sure that the hoses do not constitute a form of fun for dogs and cats, and other domestic animals.
We recommend that you make sure to not damage the hose with a sharp object when opening the packaging. Before the operation, you should inspect the house visually, in particular, making sure that the hose is not blocked on either ends, is not cut or free from mechanical damage.
Be sure to use the hoses in accordance with their intended purpose. Do not exceed the working pressure specified for each type of hose. It is important that the transferred media have the recommended temperature, which must not be exceeded. Hoses must be properly used without breaking the structure of the hose or twisting and tangling it. Excessive load when twisting the hose or its tangling might cause changes in its structure, which may in turn lead to loss of efficiency and consequently to bursting of the hose.
In case of”permanent”installation, you should pay close attention that the hose can freely move with increased pressure. In case of “mobile” installations, you should pay close attention that the hose in not rubbing against sharp objects or sharp edges of walls so as to prevent the uncontrolled collapse of the hose.
We recommend to not keep thee hoses under pressure if there is no such necessity. Also note that the hoses under pressure require particular attention and caution.
Its frequency should depend on how often the hose is used. When checking the hose, pay attention whether the hose is securely connected, there are no visible cracks, deformations or irregularities on its outer structure. The appearance of bubbles in conditions under pressure, as well as deformation and local bulges, will indicate the need to replace the hose. We do not recommend repair the hoses. In the event of damage to the ends, the end can be cut.