Posted at 15-May-2020

How joined up thinking keeps you safe

Paul Skade
By Mark Carpenter
Product Manager, Industrial Hose

I am a former Engineer on Submarines in the Royal Navy and got in to the Hose industry in 2010 becoming the UK Sales Manager for Norres in 2014, ERIKS was my majo...

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Think about the threat of life-changing injuries, and it's risks like explosions, falls from height and corrosive chemicals that are probably your first thought. But hose couplings? Maybe not even on your list. Yet imagine being hit by a jet of complressed air, or a liquid, at a pressure of 10 bar/150 psi. Suddenly your choice of hoses and couplings becomes critical.

 

While hoses can leak or split, the weakest point in any hose system will always be the connection. So to make it as safe as possible, the R&D team at GoodallⓇ have developed DuraCrimpⓇ Utility. It's not just a coupling method, but a complete crimping system. With Goodall hoses, Goodall couplings and Goodall ferrules designed specifically to work together, the DuraCrimp Utility system gives you a completely secure, leak-free connection.

It starts with the hose

Whether you need a hose for air, water, aqueous solutions, oil, petroleum or diesel, Goodall DuraCrimp Utility hose is the multipurpose hose for the job.

Both hoses in the range are made from high-quality rubber compounds, with a cover that's highly resistant to wear, ozone and weather - even at higher temperatures. Reinforced with durable polyester, they have a high tensile strength and a high working pressure of 20 bar / 300 psi, depending on the hose type. Burst pressure is more than 80 bar / 1200 psi.

Their high kink-resistance is combined with great flexibility, and both hoses are manufactured and tested according to ISO 1402. Titon Black, in diameters from 1/4" to 1 1/2". is designed for transporting air, water and aqueous solutions, while MultiServ (1/4" to 1 1/2") is also suitable for oil, petroleum and diesel.

Because liquid moving through a hose can lead to a build-up of static electricity and a spark risk, both hoses in the DuraCrimp Utility range are fully electrically-conductive. Any electrostatic charge is conveyed to the metallic hose-end connections, where it's safely grounded.

Fittings that fit

The only way to ensure that any connection will be leak-free is by choosing hoses, fittings and ferrules specifically designed to work together.

Goodall DuraCrimp Utility fitting and ferrules are designed for a perfectly secure connection to both types of Goodall Utility hoses. Simply pick the hose you want, choose the compatible coupling, and crimp to the specification given in the Goodal crimping tables.

Goodall DuraCrimp couplings and ferrules are more environmentally friendly too. Chromium-6 plating on many other fittings can act as a carcinogenic and cause allergic reactions on skin contact. All Goodall DuraCrimp Utility fittings use Chromium 6-free plating, but offer enhanced corrosion resistance.

With easy leak-free fitting, electricity conductivity, and chromium-free plating, the Goodall DuraCrimp Utility system is the game-changing way of avoiding life-changing risks from your hose systems.

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