Gates LifeGuard sleeving system protects machine operators from the hazards of catastrophic hydraulic hose failure due to line-of-sight hose bursts and pinhole leaks. Sleeving provides containment of 6,000 psi bursts and 3,000 psi pinhole leaks at 212°F for up to five minutes. The tightly woven inner layer elongates to absorb the energy of a burst or pinhole leak. The outer nylon layer restrains the fluid and redirects it safely to the clamped ends. Fluids exit the system via specially designed channel clamps at each end. A noticeable pool of leaking fluid serves as positive verification that a failure has occurred so corrective action can be taken immediately.