How do Hydraulic Hose Assemblies Become Damaged?

How do hydraulic hose assemblies become damaged?

Hydraulic hose assemblies need to be kept in their optimum condition in order to prevent accidents and injury, but how do they become damaged and what are the common signs? This article will explain.

Causes of hydraulic hose assemblies damage:

There are many factors that can contribute to damage. They include:

  • Poor fitting hoses
  • Too much tension or twisting in the hose
  • Excessive compression
  • Irregular checks/maintenance, allowing problems to develop unnoticed


Preventing Damage

Fortunately, there is plenty of ways to help prevent damage and to prolong the life of the hydraulic hose assemblies, while ensuring their safe operation.

First, make regular checks to ensure everything is well maintained and look for even the smallest signs of wear. This task can be outsourced to experts – if you wish – to ensure small problems are spotted before they become much larger ones.

Next, make sure the assemblies are fitted properly. The best way to do this is to choose a bespoke design so it meets the exact requirements for your needs; bespoke fittings can often be ordered online, making the process easy and efficient.

Avoid too much tension or twisting when the hose is being fitted, and make sure there are no areas of compression, or use the services of a reputable manufacture to fit the assemblies for you.

Signs of Damage

Earlier signs of damage can include signs of wear. These might be so small it is felt they can be ignored, but this is not the case. If the hose assemblies show signs of wear, then seek advice on getting them replaced as soon as possible.

A more obvious sign of damage is when the hose assemblies begin to show signs of leakage; this is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

Seek Advice

An on-site inspection will help to detect problems or early signs of wear in hydraulic hose assemblies, and on-site maintenance inspections are a good option to detect potential problems before they start.

To find out more about how SE Hydraulics can help on your next project, contact us on +44 (0)1737 768011 or email any questions to

Published Date: 8th April 2015
Category: News