The residual strength of a marine hose can be ascertained by performing a destructive test on a marine hose and comparing the data with the original manufacturer’s test data.
Constellation Engineering has a range of test rigs available to perform this test. Samples of the hose rubber are sent for analysis at third party laboratories to determine chemical degradation of the hose.
The benefit of burst testing is that it allows the operator to determine the residual life of similar hoses. It forms the basis for motivation of hose life extension for hoses at that terminal.