NAHAD: Proper Hose Management and Visual Inspection

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution’s (NAHAD’s) Hose Safety Institute© provides a forum for distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, end users and industry organizations to support and promote hose assembly safety, quality and reliability.

This article represents an ongoing effort to document best practices for ensuring the safety and reliability of hose assembly applications. Many applications have the potential of being “high risk” if not managed properly, with resultant environmental and safety considerations. It is necessary to ensure worker safety and environmental stewardship, in part through the use of a comprehensive hose management policy, one portion of which focuses on in-service considerations. The recommended service life of a hose assembly is dependent on the care it receives, the application it is being used in, the material being transferred, cleaning processes and a thorough inspection program. This article focuses on in-service hose assembly inspection programs and provides guidance for companies wishing to better manage the hose assemblies in their operations…

Edited by Debbie Mitchell, NAHAD Standards Manager


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