The above analysis is based on the following criteria: Analysis of defective products;
Engineering assessment and examination results; Installation conditions;
Recommendations applicable to original equipment. The warranty does not cover the following cases:
- Failure to comply with the transportation and storage conditions;
Packaging: In accordance with the logistic sheet, DARWIN PLUS hoses are supplied in the package that protects them againstdeformation, damage and loss during transportation. In addition, fuel hoses are protected with plugs and individual package in order toavoid the contamination of internal surfaces. By agreement with the consumer, another type of the package and container is allowed, which ensures the use of mechanical means during the performance of loading and unloading operations.
Packaged hoses can be transported by all means of transportation in closed vehicles subject to the transportationrules applicable to each type of vehicle.
Storage: Hoses shall be stored in closed rooms at a temperature from 0 ⁰C to +25 ⁰C on racks in a packed form or on the floor in containers under conditions that exclude their deformation and
PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
damage. It is unacceptable to expose rubber goods to direct sunlight, oil, gasoline, kerosene, acids, alkalis, and gases harmful torubber goods (VMQ, FS, FK, EPDM, AEM, NBR, NR, NE, polyurethane and HNBR).
In the case of storage of hoses at a sub-freezing temperature, some rubber goods become rigid; such goods shall be kept beforetesting or assembly at a temperature of (20-5) ⁰C for at least 24 hours so that they could take their original shape.
Storage period: Maximum 5 years* based on standard storage specifications.
Lifetime: In accordance with standards or instructions of the equipment/ vehicle manufacturer.
*The warranty is only valid if the storage, installation and operating conditions are complied with in accordance with the technical standards