Worldwide, the # 1 choice for weeping hose among forest fire agencies
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- Patented Hydro-Wick® weeping process producing a “wick” effect to dampen the hose jacket
- Tough and light in weight
- Unique Mertex® lining yields an extremely low friction loss, for maximum flow and superior adhesion for long life
- Premium all synthetic single jacket
- Resistant to most chemicals, petrol products, ozone and U.V. exposure, hydrolysis, and rot and mildew
- Remains flexible to -65º F (-55º C)
- Meets or exceeds all performance requirements of NFPA 1961, Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual
- Meets ULC requirements and can be labeled upon request in the sizes* specified below
The hose jacket shall be made with high tenacity filament polyester yarn in both the warp and weft directions, to provide maximum strength to weight ratio and shall have a minimum filler (weft) yarns of 10.8 inch (425 per Meter). The hose shall be self-protecting by percolating just the right amount of water through the jacket for even protection along its entire length. This weeping process shall be achieved by weaving the yarn through the liner thus producing a "wick" effect to dampen (wet) the hose jacket.
The lining (waterway) must be made from polyurethane and must be applied using a fused process that welds the polyurethane directly to the textile while the hose is being woven, without the use of adhesives or hot melt. The fused lining process must create a virtually inseparable unit without the use of adhesives, yeilding an extremely low friction (pressure) loss by filling in the corrugations of the weave, creating an ultra thin and smooth waterway. Fire hose made using adhesives of any type do not meet this specification. The lining shall be approved for use with potable water.
The adhesion shall be such that the rate of separation of a 1½" / 38mm strip of polyurethane, transversely cut, shall not be greater than ¼" / 6mm per minute under a weight of 12 lbs / 5.5 kg.
Flow and Friction Loss:
The 1½" (38mm) hose shall be capable of flowing 70 US GPM (264 LPM) with a maximum pressure loss of 10 PSIG (69 kPa) per 100' (30.5M).
Service, Test, Burst Pressures:
Minimum service, test and burst pressures shall be as detailed in the table above.
A full length will withstand a hydrostatic pressure of 600 psi / 4140 kPa while kinked.
Each length of fire hose shall not weigh more than indicated in the table above.
Couplings shall be in conformance with the current NFPA standard and made of extruded aluminum, hard coated a minimum of .002" think. They shall be manufactured in North America and permanently labeled with country of origin. The hose shall be available with threaded and quarter-turn threadless (QC) couplings. When quarter-turn threadless (QC) couplings are specified they shall have extended lugs to facilitate rapid connect and disconnect.
Both hose and couplings must be manufactured in North America and be NAFTA compliant.
The hose shall be ULC approved and can be labeled upon request.