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Date 30/08/2018
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Hydraulic systems


Hydraulic systems store fluid under high pressure – typically at 2,000 pounds per square inch (PSI)…

The hazards associated with hydraulic systems and associated components include:

Stored energy

  • ** Fluid injection injury
  • Unsupported/suspended loads failing
  • Failing hydraulic hose, ejecting components
  • Maintenance conducted without releasing pressure
  • Maintenance conducted after incorrectly releasing pressure

Temperature

  • A typical hydraulic system temperature operates at 60 degree centigrade
  • A typical human skin tissue will scald at 48 degree centigrade

Ignition

  • Atomised droplets of hydraulic oil (Fine mist vapour) has the potential to explode violently
  • The ignition source does not necessarily have to be a naked flame, a hot turbo or exhaust system is sufficient to ignite the vapours

The Pirtek Fluid Power Glove offers users protection from fluid injection injury. The protective technology has been rigorously tested by the Health & Safety Executive at their Health & Safety laboratory in Buxton Derbyshire. The protective technology has been tested at 700BAR (10150PSI) at skin contact using standard hydraulic mineral oil through apertures ranging from 0.05mm to 0.3mm with no skin penetration.

The following tasks would require selection of the Pirtek Fluid Power glove to protect against injection injury:

  • Hydraulic system inspections including leak detection
  • Hydraulic system fault diagnosis
  • Removal of hydraulic lines and components
  • General maintenance of hydraulic systems
  • When using pressure test equipment
  • Flushing or testing hydraulic lines
  • Operating hand held hydraulic equipment
  • When using hand held grease cartridge guns or pneumatic greasing systems
  • Whilst maintaining fuel injection system
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Hydraulic systems

Added 30 August 2018

Hydraulic systems store fluid under high pressure – typically at 2,000 pounds per square inch (PSI)… The hazards associated with hydraulic systems and associated components include: Stored energy ** Fluid injection injury Unsupported/suspended loads failing Failing hydraulic hose, ejecting...

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