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Hydraulic hoses transport fluid to power hydraulic equipment. Hydraulic systems use liquid pressure to make motors and cylinders work by transporting fluid through a combination of pipes, tubes and hoses. Hydraulic hoses are the least durable of the fluid conveyors but have the most flexibility, known as a bend radius.
High-pressure systems become extremely dangerous if any of the parts fail. Unlike tubes and pipes, hydraulic hoses are made of degradable rubber and steel. Consequently, these hoses must often be replaced to keep the system in peak operating condition. Hydraulic hoses come in a variety of sizes and lengths, but it is important to find an exact replacement. The way the hose allows fluid to pass through is an integral part of the power system, so the hose must conform to specifications.
Hydraulic hoses are assigned a vacuum rating that represents the fluid volume, pressure and temperature the hose can withstand. To replace a hose, you have to know the correct size, length and vacuum rating. Hydraulic hoses use fittings, adapters and couplers to connect the hoses within the system. The selection of these accessories is also important. The connection is the most likely part of the system to fail. Read more about hydraulic hoses from the links on this Business.com page.