Dedicated to Safety
Our Brew Crew takes safety very seriously here at BrewSavor by NewAge Industries…and for good reason! If a hose assembly isn’t crimped correctly and tested properly, there’s a chance the fitting can come loose when the hose is under pressure, causing a major safety hazard for you and your brewery.
So what exactly does our team do to make sure our hoses are safe and ready for use by the time they reach you? Here’s what Dan Quinn, our lead Project Engineer, had to say about the safety precautions taken when assembling our brew hoses:
“We don’t just rely on our defined and tested crimp specifications to ensure safety. For rubber hoses such as our crush resistant and kink resistant brew hoses, we take actual hoses that are part of a customer order and we pressurize them to one and a half times the working pressure rating of the hose and hold it for a period of two minutes. This ensures the hoses we are producing are both functional and safe.
“When BrewSavor develops new fittings and collars, we calculate the degree to which the fittings and collars are engaged. We have a minimum level of engagement we aim for, meaning we reject hardware designs where the parts do not engage with each other at a certain distance within the hardware’s crimp specification. This guarantees that when we are in specification for our crimps and the hose is in tolerance, we know the quantifiable value of how well the hardware ‘locks’ together. This can go a long way for safety, as the likelihood of a fitting flying off a pressurized hose is drastically reduced since we can prove mathematically that the hardware is locked.”
Our Hose Shop Technicians who do the crimping to attach fittings to the brew hoses have over fifteen years of experience and use the same equipment that’s used on assemblies for some of the world’s largest pharma and biopharm companies. They follow clearly defined crimp specifications that consider the dimensional relationship between the fittings, collars and hose. Once complete, every assembly is then examined by a trained Quality Inspector.
Questions about our safety procedures? Don’t hesitate to ask! Send us an email our call us at 215-526-2200.