Here at Rouden Hydratek, we get inundated with requests to re-end hydraulic hoses. The simple answer we tell our customers is WE DON’T!
As members of the BFPA and following general rules of practice, we abide by important safety regulations.
These rules and regulations are in place to ensure safety and performance is kept to a high standard.
Here are the regulations stated by the British Fluid Power Association:
Re-ending hydraulic hose assemblies violates BS EN ISO 4413:2010 (Hydraulic Fluid Power – General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components) and BS EN ISO 4414:2010 (Pneumatic Fluid Power – General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components.)
BS EN ISO 4413:
- Clause 22.214.171.124.1 a) states: “hose assemblies shall be constructed from hoses that have NOT been previously used in operation as part of another hose assembly and that fulfil all performance and marking requirements given in appropriate standards.”
BS EN ISO 4414:
- Clause 126.96.36.199.1 a) states: “hose assemblies shall be constructed from hoses that have not been previously used in operation as part of another hose assembly.”
“In CEN and ISO parlance, the word “shall” is taken as “must comply” – it is non negotiable. If the “shall” requirements of such a standard are not met, compliance with the standard concerned is not possible”
Re-ending hydraulic hoses can be very dangerous and potentially results in poor performance of a machine. It should be avoided at all costs.