How Can Hydraulic Quick Coupling Improve Hose Safety
- Dhwani Chawda
- April 18, 2018
What is a hydraulic coupling?
A hydraulic coupling also known as a fluid coupling is a hydrodynamic device. The hydraulic coupling is used to transmit whirling mechanical power. The hydraulic coupling is used in automobile transmissions used as an alternate device for mechanical clutch. A hydraulic coupling known as a hydrodynamic device can be also known as a fluid coupling. This hydraulic quick coupling is used to transmit rotating mechanical power. This hydraulic coupling is used in automobile transmissions and also used as a mechanical clutch. Also, the usage of hydraulic coupling is in marine and industrial machine drives as a widespread. Here, the variable speed action and start-up controlled is applied without shock loading of power transmission system. This application of hydraulic quick coupling is very essential.
What is a quick coupling?
A quick coupling is known as a quick connect fitting, which is called as a quick disconnect or a quick release coupling is used to provide make or break connection for fluid lines and fast fluid lines. This hydraulic coupling is operated by hand. The quick coupling is replaced by flanged or threaded connections that require wrenches.
What is hydraulic quick coupling?
Specially designed hydraulic quick coupling equipment for high pressure operation in mobiles, agriculture, and industrial equipment application are known as hydraulic quick couplers. This assembly of hydraulic quick coupling equipment can be easily attached and detached. The hydraulic system’s productivity is maximized by tapered threads connected to form fluid tight fittings.
What is a hose and how can hydraulic quick coupling improve hose safety?
The basic meaning of hose is a tube or a pipe that is flexible enough to convey water. This flexible pipe named hose is chiefly used to water plants and in firefighting.
To improve and ensure the safety of hydraulic and pneumatic hose, use of quickly connected fitting or hydraulic quick coupling is required that will create a repeated connection and disconnection between fluid lines, like pipes or tubes and the equipment that they are being attached to. The quick coupling is used in hydraulic and pneumatic applications too. This pneumatic and hydraulic equipment are made for easy hand operations. They are designed in a manner that this device feature a male end of the plug inserted into the female end of the socket to secure the leakage by leak- tight seal to ensure 100% safety of these devices.
In very high pressure hydraulic applications, there might appear an accidental disconnection or a leakage that might cause serious personal injury or extreme damage to the machinery. The compressed air present in the pneumatic applications causes huge danger for the hose whip. There is usually a one way sleeve featured that allows a break away with the tool during the clamp mount occurs in the coupling. The same way this two way sleeves allow one hand disconnection. Usually, when the two way designs are involved the twisting and pulling causes the two end to break the connection.
To ensure good efficiency, better productivity and proper safety of the hose or a pipe, it is necessary to keep the safe design in the mind. Always remember to select a hose quick coupling assembly with a high rated component, as the lowest rated component causes the safety factor. For example, if one selects a 5000 psi- rated hose and the coupling is 4000 psi then the safety factor of this assembly is 4000 psi. The manufacturer should always keep in mind about the safety deigning first. A major part of the safety of hose depends on the manufacturers. By proper designing and usage of hydraulic quick coupling many safety measures can be taken care of. To avoid the cross connection, one must take care of color coded and key locks while working with aggressive media. The manufacturer needs to ensure that the sealing materials and internal materials are an assembly with the fluids used. The manufacturers need to check alert rings to make sure that the system is connected properly. Sometimes, the manufacturer uses a red alert ring that disappears while a system’s connection is properly applied. Due to the danger of oil injection injury with high pressure hydraulics, high pressure quick couplings need not just a Teflon tape seal or thread sealant. Now, these safety measures are been taken in consideration in every equipment in Mumbai, India as well. One doesn’t want the couplings to explode and have locking balls flying out when a coupling fails. This does not ensure safety of life. The manufacturer should not fail to design the predetermined leakage paths depending on the paths of fluids that come out easily. To avoid this situation one must conduct regular inspections and maintenance to check for the wear and tear, safety and damage, these measures should probably be taken by the manufactures. There are chances of a hose to fail before the coupling so it is essential to conduct a visual inspection for abrasion or any cuts. This proves that the hydraulic or pneumatic quick coupling is very essential for hose safety if the manufacturer keeps their productivity efficiency in consideration. This procedure is now quickly developing in India and especially in Mumbai in order to avoid major accidents by B.S Hydro Pvt. Ltd Company. We are the manufacturers based in India, Mumbai and our main focus is to design, manufacture and distribute fluid coupling. With our wide selection and combination of materials we are quickly able to achieve a competitive edge in India of best solution for quick connection of fluid lines.