Hydraulic fittings are components used to join hoses, pipes and tubes in hydraulic systems. These systems usually operate at high pressures and are often not fixed. Rigid pipes, semi-rigid pipes and flexible hoses are the three types of lines used in fluid energy systems. When selecting the line type for a particular system, several factors must be taken into account, such as the type of fluid, the required system pressure and the location of the system.
Heavy tubes are used for large stationary fluid energy systems, while lighter tubes are used in aircraft and missile systems due to weight and space constraints. Flexible hoses are necessary in installations where the units must be able to move freely with respect to each other. To connect pipes, pipes, hoses, valves and other elements, almost all hydraulic systems require the use of fittings. Within the hydraulic system, these connections seal the fluid using all-metal connections that use metal-to-metal contact or compressed O-rings.
After testing is complete, the hose must be washed and dried and the ends must be capped or plugged to keep dirt and other contaminants out of the hose. Hydraulic hose fittings are used to connect hydraulic hoses, tubes and pipes to pumps, valves, cylinders and other parts of the hydraulic system. The process of properly attaching the fittings at both ends of the hose and then connecting them to the components of the hydraulic system for proper transmission of pressurized hydraulic fluid is called a hydraulic hose assembly. There are several types of fittings at both ends, both for the connecting side of the pipe and for the connecting side of the hose (Figure 5-2). The synthetic rubber hose (if covered with rubber) is identified by an indicator stripe and markings stamped along its length.
The manufacture of flexible hose assemblies is covered in applicable training manuals, technical publications and in the Aviation Hose and Tubing Manual, NAVAIR 01-1A-20. Special options are available if you need hydraulic hoses and fittings to work in extreme temperature conditions. The PTFE hose is a flexible hose designed to meet the requirements of higher operating pressures and temperatures in today's fluid energy systems. The synthetic rubber hose (if covered with braided wire) is identified by bands wrapped around it at both ends and at intervals along its length. The way in which the accessory is attached to the hose and the allowable tolerance for the hose coupling may differ.
However, the hydraulic hose is one of the most important components of the hydraulic system as it reduces its size by providing flexibility and safety. They are essential for safely handling high pressures in hydraulic systems and for resisting oxidation and corrosion of hydraulic fluid in containers. To determine if a hose is crooked or not, a line extending along its length must be straight. The hoses used for flexible connections use one of the following methods to attach accessories to them: The hydraulic systems used in cars will have high temperatures outside which can damage the hose cap over time causing leaks in hoses gradually. Stainless steel hydraulic clamps are also an excellent way to seal larger diameter hoses when vibrations are an issue. When it comes to connecting hoses, pipes and tubes in hydraulic systems, it's important to understand how each component works together. It's also important to select components that can withstand high pressures while providing flexibility when needed.
By understanding how each component works together, you can ensure that your hydraulic system operates safely and efficiently.