Gates has re-engineered its LifeGuard sleeving system with an additional layer of nylon reinforcement that increases worker protection for 4000- and 5000-psi hydraulic hose applications.
LifeGuard sleeving is specifically designed to protect machine operators from the hazards of catastrophic hydraulic hose failure due to line-of-sight hose bursts and pinhole leaks. It is an effective, economical alternative to costly metal shielding or re-routing of hose lines.
The new 4000-psi sleeve contains bursts up to 8000-psi and controls 4000-psi pinhole leaks for up to five minutes. The 5,000-psi sleeve contains 10,000-psi bursts and controls 5000-psi pinhole leaks.
The new Lifeguard sleeve construction has two inner layers of tightly woven nylon that elongate to absorb the energy of a burst or pinhole leak. A third outer nylon layer restrains the fluid and redirects it safely to the clamped ends. Fluids then exit the system via specially designed “channel” clamps at each end.
A noticeable pool of leaking fluid serves as positive verification that a failure has occurred so corrective action can be taken immediately. Gates LifeGuard sleeving correlates to a variety of industry standards including ISO 3457 and MSHA’s Accident Prevention Program.
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