Blindex

BLINDEX RTM

4-Layer Extruded Rubber Lay Flat Fire Hose

  • UNIQUE 4-LAYER RUBBER HOSE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR FIREFIGHTING
  • SUPER-TOUGH EXTRUDED OUTER LAYER MADE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER COMPOUND
  • 1 1/2” AND 2 1/2” ARE FM APPROVED TOGETHER WITH NH FITTINGS
  • HIGHLY RESISTANT TO FLAME, HEAT, ABRASION, AND CHEMICALS

Color:


Yellow external layer for high visibilty/ red inner layer. Other colors are available upon request.

Applications:

Designed and recommended for firefighting, especially in municipal and industrial fire departments, petrochemical and nuclear plants, navies and other industrial services. Ideal for situations where a high level of protection, safety and long undisrupted service is required.

Construction:

Made from circularly woven 100% high tenacity synthetic yarn, completely protected and locked- in by a tough, highly resistant synthetic nitrile rubber & PVC blend, extruded through the weave and forming a single homogenous construction without the use of glues or adhesives. The BLINDEX hose is produced with a revolutionary process developed with the experience of two decades of research and production of rubber covered fire hoses. This technology allows the injection of the inner rubber lining and a double outer cover made of two different compounded rubbers all in one single operation process.

Lining Properties:

a. Ultimate Tensile Strength of the lining: Mini- mum guaranteed value of 1750 psi (12,000 kpa).
b. Ultimate Elongation: 450% minimum.

Abrasion Resistance:

In very extreme conditions where abrasion is the most serious concern BLINDEX will extend hose life. Excellent abrasion resistance when tested according to FM2111 and UL19 abrasion tests. 

Ozone Resistance:

No visible signs of cracking appear on the lining or cover when tested in accordance with ASTM D518 Procedure B, 100pphm/104ºF (40ºC).

Chemical Resistance:

Exposure to seawater and contamination by most chemical substances, hydrocarbons, oils and greases has no effect on the short or long term performance of the hose. A chemical resistance chart is available and TIPSA will supply specific chemical resistance data when requested by the purchaser for unique applications.

Heat Resistance:

The hose is capable of withstanding a surface temperature of 1112º F (600ºC) for a minimum of two minutes without rupture or damage to the synthetic reinforcement when subjected to static pressure of 100 psi (700 kPa).

Lengths:

Standard 50ft (15m), 66ft (20m), 100ft (30m), 200ft (60m). Special lengths such as 330ft (100m) and 660ft (200m) are also available upon request.

Service Temperature Range:

-4ºF (-20ºC) to 176ºF (80ºC). Special versions for higher and lower temperatures available upon request.