Eaton Tubing Specified for Refueling Trucks at Andersen Air Force Base

Date: June 23, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that it has been awarded new business at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is supplying Andersen Air Force Base with sensor fuel tubing for use on 14 hydrant refueling trucks that refuel aircraft. 

Made at Eaton’s Industrial Hose Solutions facility in Guelph, Ontario, the 100 percent KYNAR® tubing is highly chemical resistant to jet fuel and withstands the tropical Guam climate.
 
“To my knowledge, this is the first time Eaton or any other manufacturer in the industry has extruded KYNAR® tubing for this application,” said Geoff Pantling, Eaton market development manager. “The tubing’s ability to transmit the temperature and pressure of the jet fuel being conveyed makes it an innovative fit for the application.”

The sensor fuel tubing previously used on the trucks cracked due to the hot environment and penetrating ultraviolet rays, resulting in premature hose failures and hazardous fuel spills.

Andersen Air Force Base made the decision to replumb all its refueling trucks with Eaton’s tubing solution and Aeroquip® fittings following six months of flawless duty during on-the-job testing.

“The tubing remained extremely flexible throughout the testing process and in excellent condition, making it the obvious solution,” Pantling said.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics .

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .

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