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RYCO Hose Assembly Lifespan Predictor

RYCO Hose Assembly Lifespan Predictor – HALP® predicts the lifespan of a hose assembly or select hose assemblies for varying environments and conditions.

Step 1: Asset Management

This innovative program is accessed via RYCO’s asset management system – QRAM which incorporates a SQL database and RYCO KNOW HOW technology. This means, RYCO HALP® aids in determining the optimum time to carry out preventative maintenance and replace hose assemblies BEFORE they fail.

Step 2: Audit

When the system is installed, RYCO Hydraulics personnel audit the application and compare the environment with similar known environments.

The known environmental conditions of a mine or application, such as pH levels (corrosion), working fluids, temperatures (environmental and fluid), abrasion, style of hose, twisting, bending, and routing are then entered.

Step 3: Life Cycle Management

By being proactive, HALP® assists in risk management and helps to prevent oil injection accidents, usually caused by failure of a hose assembly that has been used beyond its useful service life. HALP® not only reduces the risk to workers but increases downtime due to lost production.

The HALP ® incorporates a database of hose assemblies, tracking their component and machine locations. When coupled with predictive technology, the HALP ® system not only helps you to design a preventative schedule of maintenance and testing for each hose assembly or groups of hose assemblies but keeps you on track with scheduled hose maintenance.

Step 4: Reporting

RYCO HALP® via the QRAM management system, provides asset data and management reports that considers the condition of hose assemblies and their deterioration over time relative to initial predictions. The reports highlight unexpected failures, hot spots, and usages. This visibility provides for easy analysis and quick action where required.

You can engineer out hot spots, adjust preventative maintenance schedules and replace assets before they fail. This in turn means predictive life spans of assets, scheduled inspections and work orders are undertaken with confidence.

Ongoing reviews are conducted by RYCO Hydraulics to analyse hose assemblies and to upgrade projections in the HALP® program.

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When coupled with QRAM, HALP® keeps you on track with scheduled hose maintenance solution.

Click on the link below to sign up to our QRAM platform:

  QRAM – RYCO Asset Management System