Floating hose testing

Fendercare Marine's comprehensive hose test services ensure the reliability and safe life extension of your floating hoses for critical offshore transfers.

Floating hoses are an essential part of offshore transfer operations and failure to maintain can cause serious environmental and financial damage.

Fendercare Marine's hose testing services prevent failure and damage of your marine hoses to safely extend hose service life. All hose tests are undertaken by local qualified and experienced personnel, to ensure complete compliance and certification in accordance with OCIMF (guidelines for the handling, storage, inspection and testing of hoses in the field) and manufacturer's recommendations. 

Hose test procedures include:

Visual inspection

An internal and external examination is made to check damages such as cuts, tears, abrasion, deformation, blister, corrosion, etc.

Hydrostatic test

Values of hose elongation can be also compared to initial values.

Vacuum test

Carried out to detect an eventual delaminating of the rubber liner.

Electrical continuity test

By construction, Yokohama main line hoses are invariably electrically continuous (carcasses being electrically continuous flange to flange). So it is more useful to check only the electrical discontinuity for tail hoses and tanker rail hoses (specific inner flange design) in accordance with OCIMF requirements.

Weight test

Weighing the hose and comparing with initial figures indicated on the original OCIMF certificate. This test is only carried out if there is a suspected failure of one of the carcasses.

Dimensional measurement

Measurements taken at different references in length from the flange which are compared with the initial figures indicated on the original OCIMF certificate.

To discuss your floating hose needs contact us today on 01508 482666 or email the Fendercare team.