Hose Integrity Management
Ensuring flexible hose assemblies are well maintained is essential to the productivity, reliability and safety of any operation. HoseCo’s Flexible Hose Integrity Management Programs assist in successfully delivering services taking a holistic approach and applying them to small scale packages right through to large facilities.
What is Hose Integrity Management?
Hose Integrity Management involves the utilisation of an accurate and reliable inventory management system, which records the specification, procurement, installation and maintenance of a Company or site’s flexible hoses.
What are the Key Benefits?
- Early Detection: identifying potential failures and taking preventative action reduces downtime, and mitigates safety and environmental risks.
- Asset Integrity: maintaining asset integrity and compliance maximises the serviceable life span and reliability of hose assemblies.
- Data Quality: reliable and accurate documentation enables traceability, ensuring correct maintenance and replacement schedules are adhered to.
- Ability to plan hose replacement at the convenience of operations, thereby reducing downtime,
- Enabling timely sourcing of special hoses by ensuring product availability,
- Ensuring the correct products are procured for the intended application, and
- Maximising the life of hose assemblies, through training on correct maintenance and care.
What is Involved?
HoseCo can customise a hose integrity management solution according to your business and site needs.
- Risk classification
- Hose registers
- Inspection regimes
- On-site testing and re-certification
- Hose service life guides
- Containerised workshops
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Key aspects of any Flexible Hose Integrity Management Program that should be considered include:
Design Consultation and Datasheet Development
Working with our clients to develop best practice specifications is one of the most effective ways to improve the performance of Flexible Hose Assemblies on facilities. Drawing upon our experience from around the globe we can assist in the design element of a project for a wide scope ranging from Hose Assemblies to Offtake Hoses, Bunkering Systems and beyond.
Associated documentation can also be produced including GA Drawings, Datasheets, Policy Documents, Preventative Maintenance Plans and much more.
Audit and Inspection
All Flexible Hose Integrity Management programs rely on the integrity of the available data. This can be ensured with regular auditing and inspection of Flexible Hoses onshore and offshore. HoseCo have inspection teams able to be mobilised anywhere, anytime.
Flexible Hose Assembly Register
Data compiled from audits and inspections is compiled and collated into a Flexible Hose Assembly Register. HoseCo manages this data and uses it to create alerts and schedule maintenance. This also acts as a reporting tool to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.
Access HoseCo Flexible Hose Assembly Registers online from any device anywhere.
Maintenance, Replacement and Recertification
Hose Integrity Management programs drive the maintenance strategies of flexible hose assemblies. The programs take into account the criticality of the application, price, availability of replacements, service life of the assembly, and its suitability for refurbishment and or recertification.
Hose Integrity Management programs assist clients with the overall compliance and traceability of their assets. Assigning unique identifiers and using labels, tags, barcodes and or RFID chips in a variety of materials HoseCo can ensure that every Flexible Hose Assembly on a facility can be identified.
Historical information on the Flexible Hose Assembly and the Material Document Register documentation can also be verified, referenced and stored.
HoseCo develops training tools and coordinates bespoke courses for clients. Delivered internally or externally, our programs ensure all levels of staff receive appropriate training, from awareness through to hands-on technical assembly.
Hose Consultancy and Design
HoseCo can service all of your hose needs, from consultancy and design, through to assembly, installation and maintenance.
As part of our aim to provide a complete hose and hydraulics offering, HoseCo offers hose consultancy services, designed to ensure that the hoses specified for our clients’ projects comply with Australian Standards and international guidelines.
HoseCo’s expert team can assist in making recommendations for your hose management system and preparing hose specifications and data sheets, even providing drawings where required.
As a result of HoseCo’s alliance with Dunlop Oil and Marine, we are also able to offer hose design services, particularly for speciality Oil and Gas applications. Resources industry hoses are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards, and can be supplied in accordance with a range of industry standards, including: API 7k, API 17k, API 16C, MDG41, NATA, DNV, and many more.
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HoseCo can offer advice on carrying suitable spare hose assemblies in line with the hose integrity management program.