NAHAD will host its third annual Hose Safety Institute Regional Training in Chicago, October 11-12. This program is designed to promote and develop an understanding and adoption of HSI guidelines and best practices in hose design and fabrication. Attendees will participate in a series of interactive presentations, visit distributor locations for hands-on exercises, and tour a manufacturer’s warehouse.
Registration costs $335 per person and closes on Monday, September 27. The event will be held at the DoubleTree-Rosemont, in Chacago.
Attendees will participate in interactive classroom learning and have hands-on experiences in a variety of hose types. Leveraging local member resources, training will be conducted in both a manufacturing and distributor environment. Activities at each site will showcase and demonstrate how HSI guidelines are used in practice.
Program highlights include:
- HSI Workshop: Helping End-Users Develop a Safety & Preventative Maintenance Program
- Manufacturers Panel: Emerging Markets and Technologies
- How It’s Made – Hose Manufacturing Methods
- Failure Analysis: How and Why
- Networking opportunities
Tours will be of the following:
Abbott Rubber: Hands-on and classroom. Abbott Rubber has been in business since 1951 and serves the OEM and distributor marketplace. They are one of the original members of HSI and they are a leading source, for a broad range of customers around the world.
Uniflex: Hands-on and classroom. Founded in 1972, Uniflex is a system provider in hose production. They produce innovative, reliable, and durable hose crimpers, cutting machines, pinprick tools, skiving machines, marking tools, test systems, software, and cleaning machines.
Kuriyama: Warehouse Tour and classroom. The Kuriyama of America group of companies includes eight subsidiaries and six distribution centers, as well as numerous distributors, providing a complete line of thermoplastic, rubber and metal hose products and accessories including couplings and fittings, for use in industrial and commercial applications.
Visit nahad.org to learn more and register.