Do you have any safety recommendations?
Hose assemblies must be inspected prior to each use. Worn out fittings, attachment devices, hose and accessory items must be replaced. Retaining devices (safety devices) such as clips, cables or chains must be used. Clamps must be checked regularly to the specified torque found in the product literature. Under no circumstance should any coupling be disconnected while under pressure unless the coupling is specifically designed to do so. Disconnecting couplings under pressure could result in serious injury or death, and destruction to property and equipment.
For ALL HOSE ASSEMBLIES IN USE adhere to B.E.S.A.F.E.:
Beware Hose assemblies when used improperly or in the wrong application can be dangerous. The maximum working pressure shown on the hose is not an indication of the working pressure of the assembly. Based on the hose, fittings and attachment method used all assemblies should be permanently marked with the designed working pressure and the intended media. The assembly working pressure should be permanently displayed. Hose assemblies must be used for the intended service only. Never alter manufactured product or substitute component parts.
Eliminate Hazardous conditions by inspecting, maintaining and testing hose assemblies. We recommend that all hose assemblies be tested in accordance with the hose manufacturer's specifications. The application determines the regularity of the re-testing schedule.
Secure and inspect hose, fittings, clamping devices and safety accessories before each use. Never take for granted that the coupling or attachment devices are properly installed.
Always inspect and re-tighten the bolts of any bolt style clamping device to the manufacturer's torque specifications.
Fittings, hose and clamping devices that are worn out or damaged must be removed from service.
Educate your employees about the proper use, care and potential hazards of hose assemblies. Set up an inspection program and assign responsibility for regular equipment inspections.