HyQ specialize in  hydraulic hoses, machinery inspections and onsite repair. We believe passionately in a great product and an excellent service, which is why we commit ourselves to giving you the best of both.

Founded in 2016 after 12 years working all over the world in the offshore oil exploration industry, we use our past experience in hose inspections and hydraulics to reduce your hose failures leading to less down time and costs.

We provide a small set price per machine to perform a detailed health check with Inspection equipment to pinpoint any problems, thus reducing the risk of hose failures.

After an inspection and review of your equipment we advise on which or when hoses should be changed, any hoses changed are tagged and recorded. Hoses installed are at a reduced price, plus a fraction of the cost of downtime.

We only use non skive hoses. With no-skive, the hose core is not exposed to possible damage since the cover or inner tubes do not need to be removed to attach the crimped fittings.  

A no-skive hydraulic hose speeds up the assembly time of a hose assembly and there is no additional equipment or clean up needed. Furthermore, the correct combination of no-skive hose and fittings guarantees a total form lock connection between the shell and reinforcement thus assures a safe and leak-free long service life.

No-Skive hose also offers the following benefits: Avoids premature hose failure caused by under or over skiving, Protects the steel wire reinforcement against corrosion, Offers an outer rubber cover to mechanically protect the steel wire reinforcement during hose fitting assembly, Includes engineered fittings where the teeth of the shell bite down to provide a metal-to-metal grip. 

                    

      We recommend  the following advice

#1. Set up a preventive schedule - and follow it regularly
For most applications, a simple visual inspection once a month and preventive replacement of hoses every year or two is adequate. 80% of hose failures are attributable to external physical damage through pulling, kinking, crushing or abrasion of the hose.  All the external damage can typically be visually checked. 

#2 Keep log of hose repairs - especially frequent replacements
Use this log to estimate how long hoses last in your application. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the shelf life of bulk rubber hose is 10 years from the date of manufacture. Note the manufacturing date on the lay-line and if the hose is close to 10 years old consider a preemptive replacement.

#3 Watch problem areas closely
Critical hose assemblies may be those that are close to the equipment operators and whose failure could result in injury or would cost a great amount of damage. Keep an eye out for clues a problem is developing.

#4  Always approach with caution
When inspecting the equipment, never touch pressurized hoses with your hands, not even with gloved hands. If you are looking for a pinhole leak, use a piece of cardboard or wood to locate it, NEVER run your hand over the hose to find it.  Hydraulic oil injection injuries are very serious and can result in amputation or even death.