General information

General guidline for the use of our products

The choice of the correct type of hose is very important for the proper and safe use in service.

Therefore when choosing our products, please check the appropriateness of the chosen product for the customer's specific application of you and/or your customer and instruct your customers about the functional range of the products and their limitations accurately.

However the appropriateness of the chosen product for the customer's specific application can only be determined in individual cases and is dependent on the definite installation situation (especially the hose curvature), the combination of the coupling and the compatability of the medium with the inner coating of the hose (inner core). Further information in the sub-items of this menu (see left side) provide a brief overview on these topics, but do not replace specialist advice in individual cases. Please obtain specialist advice in the event of any uncertainty!

The number of possible operating hours falls if the hose is used under unfavourable operating conditions. These include maximum operational pressure, maximum temperature and minimum bending radius. When several of these factors coincide, the product deteriorates more rapidly and therefore must be replaced sooner.

Therefore please verify the operating conditions regularly and adapt the replacement cycle to them.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Wrong product selection or improper installation of the hoses can result in damage or failure of the hose, (often also serious) material damage and personal injury. Particularly in applications with high operational pressure, non-compliance with the specifications can result in serious risk of injury! Therefore, in case of doubt, please seek specialist advice!

Hose and working medium

The hose inner surface (inner core) must be appropriate for the medium used in the application (oil, water, air, gas) as otherwise the hose can be damaged or destroyed by working medium or its contents and can thus fail, which can result in (partial or even serious) material damage or personal injury.

Our hydraulic hoses are generally suitable for mineral- and synthetic oil-based hydraulic fluids (HL, HLP, HLPD, HVLP), for oil-water emulsions (HFAE, HFAS, HFB) and water-glycol solutions (HFC), as well as for vegetable- and mineral oil based lubricants. In individual cases there may be restrictions due to manufacturer-specific oil additives. For safety reasons, we would invite inquiries for individual cases. Suitable for compressed air up to a maximum of 50 bar and 80°C with restricted service life. Not suitable for hydraulic fluids based on chlorinated hydrocarbons or phosphate esters (HFD-R/S/T)

In principle, there is suitability for biologically degradable hydraulic fluids (bio-oils, HETG, HEPG, HEES), but this can be restricted by manufacture-specific oil additives.
For safety reasons, we would invite inquiries for individual cases.

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Semperflex Hydraulics
Fr. Ilse Teix
T +43 2630 310 201
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Semperflex Industrial
Fr. Ute Holzer
T +43 2630 310 388
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