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Approved Hose Scheme
British Fluid Power Association, Cheriton House, Cromwell Park,
During the one day course the following elements are covered so that on completion of the course the candidate has received a good basic grounding to enable that person to work safely with hydraulic hose and connectors.
• Understanding what is meant by the terms, ‘pressure’, ‘force’ and ‘area’ and how these 3 factors influence fluid behaviour
• How to determine hose size, comparing how changing the 3 variables; flow rate, hose bore size and fluid velocity affect one
• another. The difference caused by a change of fluid temperature and fluid viscosity are also considered.
• A basic hydraulic circuit diagram is used to show typical components used to make up a simple circuit
• Contamination – why cleanliness is important to your customer and what steps can be taken to minimize contamination levels.
• Health & safety legislation, duties of the employer and employee
• Competency – how is it defined
• Risk assessment – 5 steps to risk assessment
• Hose assembly & installation safety consideration & the dangers of hose failure
• Site / workshop safety
• Good & bad practice for health & safety when working with hydraulic systems
• High pressure injection injuries – detecting pinhole leaks in a hydraulic system, (this is supported by 3 short DVDs showing
• the dangers of injection injuries, the importance of correct and prompt diagnosis and subsequent treatment)
• How to avoid injection and burn injuries and what other safety matters should also be considered
• The importance of understanding the application, useful factors to consider
• Hose sizing
• Industry standards for hose – EN, ISO & SAE
• Hose end terminations, material types and end terminations commonly used in the fluid power industry
• Hydraulic fluid types
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