The consequences of a failed oilfield hose are significant: downtime, cost overruns, lost production, missed schedules, personal injury, property damage and the failure of associated equipment.
Installing the best-coupled hoses is not enough to ensure optimal operation on an oil rig. Proper handling, storage, use and maintenance of rotary drilling and vibrator hose assemblies are essential for long-lasting performance and safety. Plus, external inspection and field pressure testing prior to any continued service of a hose assembly are critical for eliminating serious bodily injury or severe property damage.
To avoid the costly consequences of failed oilfield hoses and hydraulic assemblies, Gates Corporation engineers have developed detailed guidelines for rig safety managers, superintendents and drilling contractors.