High pressure hose and fittings constructions and their manufacturing quality is essential to the proper function of hydraulic systems that work under pressure loads of up to 10,000 PSI. Fortunately, the latest technology in industrial hose and fittings manufacturing can make your choice of products easier than expected.
Crystal pressure fittings (CPF) are some of the most advanced types of industrial fittings currently in use. Many of them can perform well at even higher pressures than even the most expensive rubber or thermoplastic hydraulic hoses or the most durable metal and PVC fittings.
Determining the Types of Industrial Hoses You Should Use
There are many types of hydraulic hoses you can consider when it comes to high pressure industrial applications. In most cases, rubber or thermoplastic high pressure hoses are used, as their pricing ranges, safety standards and construction specifications are ideal for most projects.
When buying rubber and thermoplastic industrial hoses it’s important to make sure you stay within your allotted budget and to invest only in products that are in line with the latest SAE and DOT industry requirements.
The best types of industrial hoses are also those that exhibit a lower volumetric expansion under increased pressure for enhanced performance. Additional qualities you should look for also include a polyurethane exterior jacket for improved abrasion resistance, steel wire braid coating for added flexibility and rubber strain relief (for rubber hoses) to ensure durability and extended life.
High Pressure Fittings and Their Main Qualities
The latest high pressure fitting technologies have taken pressure resistance to the next level. 10,000 PSI is no longer the standard limit for high grade fittings, as some technologies, such as CPF, can withstand pressures of up to 1000 bar, or 15,000 PSI.
The best fittings are fully machined in stainless steel, and fitted with laser markings to indicate their fitting type, size and maximum allowed pressure value. Aside from these relatively common considerations, there are several other advantages that new technologies can offer:
• Patented o-ring designs allow CPF fittings to create a complete leak-free seal even at 10,000 PSI, offering a viable alternative to NPT fittings.
• New lines of BSP technologies have been developed to provide for the first time a finger-tight fitting capable of withstanding 1000 bars of pressure.
• Fittings designed especially for rubber hydraulic hoses have also advanced in construction to a point where technologies like wire spiral reinforcement and superior corrosion resistance can offer a much higher level of resilience and durability.
• Many new technologies focus on ensuring that any faulty or damaged components, such as o-rings, can easily be replaced if needed, without having to replace the entire fitting.
• Interchangeable wrench-tight fittings and adapters are also available for medium pressure application.
Focusing on ease of use, the development of advanced features and the introduction of new materials and designs meant to help reinforce their structural integrity, new technologies for high pressure hose and fittings are on the right track to help industry leaders create far more resilient and reliable hydraulic systems than in the past.