Continuing with the trend of last month’s blog on preventative hose maintenance, I am going to introduce the brand-new Partek Defense sleeve that Parker is now offering. No matter what you do, chances are at some point a hose will fail and how nice would it be to be able to contain some of the mess when that does happen…(Drumroll please) Now you can!
Designed for the safety of personnel who are using equipment in close proximity to the machine itself, Partek Defense is a great way to protect your equipment, personnel and job site from a high pressure hose burst. The defense sleeve is able to contain a hose burst of up to 12,000 psi, which should handle most hydraulic applications. It comes in 1/4" through 3/4" (I.D.) for most series of hose that Parker offers. The defense sleeve is also great for areas where an oil spill could have high repercussions and possible EPA fines, such as a marine environment.
See this is what happens when you don’t use the Partek Defense Sleeve
Now do not confuse the Partek sleeve with an abrasion sleeve. If you use the Partek sleeve like an abrasion sleeve it will not work the way it was designed. If you want abrasion resistance AND the hose burst protection I would suggest using two sleeves, the Partek sleeve and another one over it to handle any abrasion issues you might have. Using the Partek sleeve for abrasion resistance will weaken the sleeve anywhere it rubs and can compromise the energy burst containment. Overall the Partek Defense sleeve is another way to save time, money and another of your customer’s lawns.