Eaton Tubing Specified for Refueling Trucks at
Andersen Air Force Base
June 23, 2010 04:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--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 machine