When it comes to picking the perfect hydraulic hoses for your business machinery, you want to ensure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck. Oil and gas hoses for the oil industry tend to be a dime a dozen, but your business needs to have a high-quality product you can trust to deliver the results you need while holding up to the test of time.
At John Keans, oil and gas hoses are our specialty. For years we have been building the highest quality hydraulic hoses for the oil industry and that are rated to hold up to the standards of companies like Saudi Aramco and Adnoc. Today, we wanted to discuss some of the things to keep in mind when it comes to picking out the right hydraulic oil and gas hoses for your business.
There are multiple types and families of hydraulic hoses available to fit your needs, specific applications, and higher pressures in today’s oil industry. So, how do you pick the right one for you?
Let’s dive in and find out!
When you’re searching for the best hydraulic hose for your business, there are a few critical factors to keep in mind that the oil and gas hose specialists at John Keans have been using for years.
Be sure that you consider all essential measurements, including inside diameter, outside diameter, and length.
Most hydraulic hoses are constructed of specific materials that are designed to work within a set temperature range. So be sure that you have the right hoses for your oil company.
Every hydraulic hose is rated for its minimum radius bend—in simple terms. This is how much the hose can bend without disturbing the flow space provided within the hose. You don’t want to have a hose that’s incapable of bending and keeping the optimal flow you need.
All hydraulic hoses and assemblies are typically constructed of various types of materials. But the critical part to consider is the primary materials that are used. For instance, a rubber hydraulic hose is one of the most common, but the materials will differ based on the requirements for the desired application. At John Keans, we have an extensive materials compatibility chart to help you choose the perfect hose for your needs and applications.
Ensure that the hoses you choose are rated for maximum system pressure, including at times of pressure spikes.
The ‘ends,’ sometimes also referred to as the ‘couplings,’ are the ends of the hose designed to connect to your machinery. Keep in mind that permanent couplings are designed to be connected at a specific, fixed location. In contrast, field-attachable couplings are able to be used in multiple locations with crimpers to seal the connection.
How rare is the specific hose that you need? A proprietary hose may be more challenging to get replaced than a widely circulating model.
Whatever type of hydraulic hose you’re searching for, the oil and gas hose experts at John Keans can help. We’ve got the hard-to-find hoses you need to ensure your oil company runs as smoothly as possible.