At Derek Lane & Co, we're proud to announce we have recently been awarded DefStan approval for flexible hose assemblies; we've been a long-standing supplier of flexible hose assemblies to the Ministry of Defence and their contractors throughout the UK for many years and we look forward to many more with this new approval.
The new standard now covers both Mild Steel and Stainless Steel hose end terminations and are for use on HM Ships, Submarines and Shore Establishments.
We have worked with Gates Hydraulics, Dicsa S.A and the Ministry of Defence to achieve the upgraded standard from the previous DefStan 47-2 for 2 wire hose assemblies.
The acceptance, which now includes Stainless Steel inserts, has been many months of work where flexible hose assemblies have been developed, proof, type, impulse and burst tested to conform to the exacting requirements of the Defence Standard including Flame retardance, Toxicity, Temperature Pressure and Burst testing.
The importance of supplying hose assemblies to any industry should not be underestimated. Quality hose assemblies have been at the forefront of Derek Lane & Co’s supply focus for over 30 years. Working with members of the BFPDA (British Fluid Power Distributors Association), we use our “Quality Hose Scheme” and the industry's D8 Guidelines to manufacture hydraulic hose assemblies and operate safe assembly practices such as ruling out “Mixing and Matching” different hose and fittings manufacturers to assemble hoses unless full compatibility, Proof and type testing has been carried out by an independent body including Det Norske Veritas or Germanischer Lloyd.
Clearly the importance of having hose assemblies on Naval Warships that conform to a standard for example, fire, toxicity and pressure testing is majorly important for the safety of personnel and this Defence Standard clearly defines those requirements.
There are of course many other applications and industries that would benefit from having hose assemblies made to this standard, every hose made is identified, tested and certificated with full traceability.
Derek Lane & Co’s Sales Director Rob Woodley commented “This is a great achievement for the company and will only strengthen our capabilities in delivering Fluid Power Products to the various platforms within HM Naval bases. We are one of only 2 companies in the UK that currently hold the MoD approval for both Stainless Steel & Mild Steel terminations which is testament to the full commitment we have in offering quality products and services to our customers.”
Gates Hydraulics - “World class defence equipment requires World class performance, reliability and quality so we are extremely happy to be working with Derek Lane and Co. Full credit must be given to the technical team at Derek Lane & Co. who have meticulously performed the required documentation and product trials to meet the extremely high standards of the MOD and Gates. We and our new defence distribution partners are looking forward to an exciting new chapter in our business as well as having the honour of supplying Her Majesty’s armed forces.” says, Johnathan Jarvis, Gates Regional Sales Manager for UK/ROI/Nordics.
Fluid Power Products, services and System design is at the core of Derek Lane & Co’s Solutions, offering Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Industrial products from world leading manufacturers. Our team based in Devon consists of Sales, Engineering, Defence and Manufacturing.
Derek Lane & Co is an ISO9001:2015 company, Members of the British Fluid Power Distributors Association and hold SC21, Q1 and Cyber Essentials accreditations.
Please contact our Sales or Defence teams on 01626 831400 or email Sales@dereklane.co.uk.