Hydraulic Hose Storage and Shelf Life


Storage & Shelf Life

There are many variables that can impact the shelf life of your hydraulic hoses. Unfortunately, shelf life is difficult to predict due to just how many variables can affect your hydraulic hose. Temperature, humidity, ozone, oil, solvents, corrosive materials, fumes, insects, rodents, radioactivity, space allowance, and bends can all affect the shelf life of hydraulic hose. But with proper care and storage, hydraulic hoses can have a shelf life of 5 – 7 years

Storage Tips:

  • Hose should be stored in a cool, dry area that never exceeds 100 ° F. If your hose is stored below freezing, pre-warming the hose may be required before testing, handling, and placing into service.
  • Make sure to store your hose in its original container.Do not stack hose too high. The weight can crush hose at the bottom of the stack.Keep your hose away from direct sunlight, rain, heaters, or electrical equipment. Contact or close proximity to the preceding may result in a reduced hose shelf life.
  • If you are keeping your hose in storage for extended periods of time, be sure to visually inspect and test your hose prior to use.
  • Store hose in a first-in, first-out system.

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