Hydroscand Design & Test Centre

Since we were first established we have actively worked to develop and improve all of our products. All this information, knowledge and processes have been collected over the years and is now brought together in our Design & Test Center. We believe this new investment will further enhance our position as a leading supplier of hoses and fittings in the world market.

Product Research & Development

In the Test Center, we are carrying out research and development of existing and new products. This is to improve the standard products and develop new components to satisfy the demanding requirements of the fluid power market. All of our hose and fittings combinations are tested in a bid to keep our Swaging Manual fully up to date, and we will not release any new products until they have passed our strict tests.

Quality and Safety

We test all of our hose and fittings to ensure that the integrity and performance of the product meet Hydroscand’s and our customer's expectations of quality and safety.

We perform the following tests:

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Photo: Pressure test bench to the left, Fleximpulse/impulse to the right.

Flex-impulse / Impulse

The flex-impulse rig is a large laboratory test rig. This is an accelerated lifetime test for out hose assemblies. We can perform tests in accordance with, ISO-6803 (pulse), ISO-8032 (flex-impulse) or to customer requirements, up to 950 bar and 130°C. We use the test equipment to verify that the hose and fitting combination meet Hydroscand’s requirements for the hose assembly. The results of these tests are then documented in our hose assembly swaging manual.

Pressure test

Our pressure test equipment is used for testing pressures up to 2000 bar at room temperature. The equipment is also used for hoses to be supplied with a pressure test certificate. The equipment is also used to verify the specified burst pressure of hoses. To protect the environment, we filter and separate the water from any residue of oil by using a fully automated separating system.

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We use this climate chamber, to perform an accelerated lifetime test of our fittings. We perform tests in accordance with the most up to date standards. We also use the chamber to perform quality assurance and testing of the top coatings for new and existing products. Tests can last up to 500 hours, with visual check being made at regular intervals. Any fitting that fails this test is sent back to the manufacturer to improve the product before being tested again and released for sale.