Worksite Improvement Case Studies

Factory Equipment Hose Examples

Measures for energy savings and air leak in hoses needed

At a plant producing welding materials where a program had been implemented to decrease energy consumption, they had problems with air leaks at the connection of the PVC hose used for air and the barb fitting nipple. The installation work was spread out among several workers, so there was fluctuation in the torque used to fasten the clamps. They implemented a program to regularly tighten the clamps, but they continued to have trouble.

They tried out the TOYOCONNECTOR. Their air leaks disappeared, and with the decreased need to run the compressor, they saved energy. They were also able to cancel their clamp tightening program. Problem solved!