Flexible hose is one of the most used materials for both civil and industrial use. Based on material, hose can be PVC hose, rubber hose, silicone hose, metal hose, etc. In general, flexible hose can serve for many years. However, there are many factors that can affect the lifespan. For example, a poor storage can greatly reduce the service life of hoses. While in this piece, let me show you what should focus on to store a hose.
When storing, the storage time should be short as much as possible. Because long term storage will reduce the property. Besides, follow the “first in, first out” cycle method. Because this can reduce the storage period. If you need to extend storage time, such as one year, you should check the hose entirely before use.
Temperature and humidity
The storage temp should be from 0℃to 35℃. While 15℃is the best. Then the humidity should not exceed 65%.
Store the hose in a dark place away from sunlight and strong artificial light. While the windows should be red, orange or white.
Ozone will destroy rubber material. Thus there should not be any substances that can release ozone. While these include mercury lamp, mercury tube and motor. Besides, the things which can spark and static can also release ozone.
This time we learned some factors can affect the service life of a flexible hose. Then you should pay more attention to these factors. While if necessary, take some protection measures to your hose.