While many companies feel the need to keep hose maintenance in-house, others are choosing to focus on their core business by bringing in specialist partners to whom they entrust hose management and maintenance instead. Here’s what to consider when deciding whether or not outsourcing hose maintenance is for you.
Hose manufacturers typically recommend SPM hose change out after 5 years but it may also be needed at other times due to hose failure or excessive wear. Replaced hoses should undergo OCIMF testing to determine wear patterns and root causes of failure, which will assist in ensuring that the shortened lifespan is not repeated in the new hoses. Knowing what to expect from your hose change out and the OCIMF testing process will ensure that you get it right.