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Hose Coupling Safety
The cover of a hose is intended to protect the
If the protective cover is compromised, remove the
hose assembly from service until repairs, or
replacement can be implemented.
Open, or, unprotected couplings invite
leakage and product contamination.
Always use end caps or plugs for more
complete plant protection.
Once the sections of a Boss clamp
have been torqued to a point of the
parts touching, the proper
functioning of the clamp is
Remove clamp from service, and
discard it. They are not reusable!
Cut back hose, reinstall the fitting,
and install a new clamp.
Alignment of the buckles of band clamps can
lead to “in-line” leaking of product between
the fitting shank and the tube of the hose.
Always “off-set” the band buckles when
coupling a hose assembly.
Gaskets serve the purpose of preventing
leaks between two “mated” couplings.
Always check hose fittings for missing, or
damaged components prior to joining them
to their mating parts.
Homemade, or “jerry-rigged” air guns are
unsafe, leak-prone, costly, inefficient to use,
and not in conformance with OSHA.
Use equipment that is manufactured to do
the job safely, and in conformance with
lawful safety regulations.
“Common Pipe Nipples” should never be
used as hose fittings, or menders. They are
improperly sized, and improperly designed
to safely work within the confines of a hose
Use hose fittings for hose assemblies!
The sharp, razor-like, extended tang of a worm-
gear clamp can be both injurious to the
operator, and to equipment in the area.
We suggest the use of worm-gear clamps in
“static” applications only… not near the
operator of the equipment.
Hose assemblies connected to pressurized piping that is
in a horizontal position should be avoided.
The life of the hose assembly is shortened due to the
unnatural bend behind the inserted fitting.
Operators and equipment are threatened by the potential
“blow-off” of the coupling system.
Never leave hose assemblies strewn about an
area unattended. Tripping accidents can occur,
as well as damage to the hose due to passing
traffic in the area.
Always store hose on racks or reels.
Prior to putting any hose assembly into service,
check first to see that there are no broken, or
missing component parts.