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Fire Hose

A fire hose is a high-pressure hose that carries water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it. Outdoors, it attaches either to a fire engine or a fire hydrant. Indoors, it can permanently attach to a building’s standpipe or plumbing system.

 

The usual working pressure of a firehose can vary between 8 and 20 bar (800 and 2,000 kPa; 116 and 290 psi) while its bursting pressure can be up to 83 bar (8,300 kPa; 1,204 psi). After use, a fire hose is usually hung to dry, because standing water that remains in a hose for a long time can deteriorate the material and render it unreliable or unusable. Therefore, the typical fire station often has a high structure to accommodate the length of a hose for such preventative maintenance.

Rapier is a popular choice with both fire brigades and industrial plant fire protection. It is a high pressure Type 3 fire hose, which is manufactured with an extruded synthetic rubber cover. This extruded cover protects the hose against abrasion and chemical damage.

 

Cavalier is a sturdy and hardwearing lay flat hose that can be easily stored when not in use. Within industrial settings, normal canvas lay flat hose can be damaged by abrasions and chemical contact. Cavalier’s polyurethane jacket protects the cover of the fire hose.

 

In environments where chemical or toxic spills may complicate firefighting efforts, Cavalier Hose has a protective polyurethane cover on the jacket. It is a popular choice for industrial and firefighting purposes. Apart from being an outstanding fire hose, the Cavalier is a versatile hose that is also suitable for many high and low pressure liquid transfer jobs.

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