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Hydraulic Hose Solutions for Airport Ground Support Equipment

Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2011 @ 06:51 AM

Parker Hannifin’s Hose Product Division recently published the White Paper titled Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Hose Services – Parker Hydraulic Hose Repair and Replacement Solutions for Aviation Ground Support Equipment. The White Paper is co-authored by Eric S. McCarthy, CFPHS, Product Sales Manager and Angela G. Brown, Marketing Development Manager.

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Summary:

Commercial airport ground service equipment, such as jetways, loaders, auxiliary power units, deicers or snowplows are built to meet tough 24/7/365 service demands.

When a system goes down, there are dedicated maintenance crews on staff to quickly address the issue. However, Parker research has found that maintenance teams are typically ill-equipped to deal with a hydraulic hose assembly failure. There are a number of problems crew face when dealing with a hydraulic hose assembly failure:

-Crews often lack knowledge of the various types of hydraulic hoses.

-The time involved in accurately identifying the correct replacement assembly.

-Not having the required hose on hand.

-Being unaware of where to get a replacement quickly. 

-Finding a supplier who has the correct hose in stock.

 

Both the ground support equipment provider and airline incur additional costs due to equipment waiting idle for a replacement hose assembly.

This is where Parker’s extensive network of ParkerStores comes into play. There is a ParkerStore located close to every major North American commercial airport. ParkerStores offer a large inventory of the highest quality hose and fittings. Parkerstores stock the airlines’ most demanded hydraulic hose and fittings, while also providing 24/7 emergency service to ensure product availability around the clock.

Take the guesswork out of identifying replacement hose assemblies and finding local suppliers with Parker's free HoseFinder. HoseFinder is a free mobile application which helps you identify the correct replacement hose assembly, and finds the nearest ParkerStore for you. It works on your BlackBerry or iPhone.

A quick overview of hydraulic fluid and compatible hoses on typical airport ground support equipment:

Airplane deicer  Fighter jet refueling  Airplane under-the-wing fueling 

 

Deicers:

Fluids: Glycol fluid is conveyed through hydraulic hose for deicing. Petroleum-based hydraulic fluid is used for pressure applications.
Parker hose to choose: 471TC, 722TC

Jetways/Passenger Loading Systems:

Fluids: Petroleum-based hydraulic fluid.
Parker hose to choose: 471TC

Loaders/Baggage, Freight, Cabin Service:

Fluids: Petroleum-based hydraulic fluid.
Parker hose to choose: 471TC, 722TC

Auxiliary Power Units:

Fluids: Phosphate ester-based fluid is conveyed through the hose and transferred onto the aircraft.
Parker hose to choose: 304, 774, F42

Runway and Taxiway Snowplows:

Fluids: Petroleum-based hydraulic fluid.
Parker hose to choose: 471TC 

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Posted by Marek Bobik

Tags: maintenance, technical