Hardy Spicer introduces the NEW

Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeving



Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeving is designed to provide protection against the impacts associated with hydraulic hose failure.  The tightly woven tubular sleeve assists in diffusing the energy, and minimising fluid escape, from a hose failure which results in improved operator safety and reduced environmental impacts.

Typical Applications:

  • “Line of Sight” operator protection

  • Bundling hydraulic hoses and cables

  • Abrasion protection


  • Line of sight operator specification EN982 and EN414

  • Ultra tight construction contains oil spillage from pin hole leaks

  • Tight, smooth surface resists wear

  • 50% less bulky than Cordura Sleeve

  • Densely twisted polyamide 6 yarn offers optimum UV and abrasion protection

  • Flame Resistance to MSHA IC-234/0

  • Abrasion Resistance standards to ISO 6945 & ASTM D6770

  • ISO 8031 Electrical Conductivity requirements

  • Meets requirements of NSW MDG 41 Guideline for Fluid Power Safety at Mines

  • Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeving has a 215°C (420°F) Melting Point

  • Peak operating temperature 110°C (230°F)

  • Colour:          Black with white ink branding


When a hose bursts, the fluid is released in an explosion of expanding energy.  This release impacts the sleeve; the engaging fibres absorb the energy at the cross over points where the sleeve fibres are interwoven. Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeve’s ultra tight weave flexes, diffuses the energy and resists oil loss, reducing the risk of harm to personnel, machinery or the environment.


Hardy Spicer recommends that Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeve
is firmly secured to the hose by a suitable clamping method.


Using the Hardy Spicer Protective Sleeving in abrasion protection applications
will compromise the sleeve’s burst protection properties.


Hose Burst Tests (Tested to 16,000 PSI burst: Testing conducted with 1/2" & 3/4" ID hoses) and Pin Hole Leak Tests (Tested to sustained 1mm 4000 PSI pin hole: Testing conducted with solid steel tube to ensure consistent 1mm pin hole) have been conducted using identical test parameters for both clamped and unclamped sleeves.  The test shows that the selection of the correct sleeve sizing is most critical to achieve optimum energy and fluid containment.

Download a copy of the Hardy Sleeve matrix for size selection.


For more detailed information on the Hardy Sleeve
and how it can help you, contact your local Hardy Spicer Branch
or phone 1300 304 673.

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