Pacific Hoseflex has the facilities, expertise and experience to conduct accelerated life cycle testing on a variety of fluid transfer products. Cycle testing is performed to evaluate and predict reliability and durability of a product using accelerated stress conditions for each life-cycle phase. A life-cycle test can be performed using a success-run or test-to-failure approach and results can identify design weaknesses or evaluate performance at extreme operating conditions.
Reliability determines the support and maintenance cost over the lifetime of a product for both the manufacturer and the consumer. Life-cycle tests can be performed to quantify reliability metrics that inform important decisions about product design and warranty coverage that directly affect the bottom line.
Pacific Hoseflex can work with engineers to develop custom load profiles and life expectancies for a type of testing. Examples of products tested include flexible plumbing fixtures, hoses and flexible seismic products, mining products they requires misalignment components and oil and gas flexible products.