Here are 5 signs to tell you it's time to replace your industrial gas hose:
Freckles, spotting, or other markings on an industrial gas hose indicate that foreign matter is coming into contact with the hose. Often, freckles occur from the use of a “leak check” solution. Typically, this is not a problem; however, it’s crucial that the solutions be mixed precisely to the manufacturer’s recommended proportions. If the proportions are not correct, braid damage can occur.
Leak checking an industrial gas hose is fairly straightforward. Leak check is a liquid solution that is applied to the fitting ends on the hose while under pressure, in order to check for any sign of leakage, due to an improperly tightened or potentially worn or damaged thread. Any excess leak check solution should be wiped off after conducting the “leak check."