- 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
Yellow external layer for high visibilty/ red inner layer. Other colors are available upon request.
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.
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.
a. Ultimate Tensile Strength of the lining: Mini- mum guaranteed value of 1750 psi (12,000 kpa).
b. Ultimate Elongation: 450% minimum.
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.
No visible signs of cracking appear on the lining or cover when tested in accordance with ASTM D518 Procedure B, 100pphm/104ºF (40ºC).
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.
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).
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.