Replacing Rubber Ware
Typically rubber inflations may last from 1200 to 1500 milkings, while silicone inflations are designed for 6500 milkings each. However, to be sure, check the manufacturers' recommendations.
Here is a simple formula you can use to calculate how often your inflations should be replaced.
Example: 3 milking units used on 60 goats
(60 goats ÷ 3 units) X 2 milkings per day = each unit performs 40 milkings per day
inflation designed for 1200 milkings ÷ 40 milkings per day = inflation change required every 30 days
As well, all other rubber parts including milk hoses, gaskets,
and plugs should be inspected frequently. All rubber parts should
be replaced at least annually. Excessive use of chlorine will cause
premature failure of the rubber parts and causes the black rubber
"inking- off" on your hand when parts are inspected or
handled. Inspect your equipment for rubber wear on a regular basis.
Replace worn parts when necessary in order to optimize milk quality.
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