Firefighter hose is a hose used to carry high pressure water or flame retardant liquids such as foam. The traditional firefighter hose is lined with rubber and covered with linen fabric. Advanced firefighter hose is made of polymeric materials such as polyurethane. Both ends of the hose have metal joints, which can be connected to another hose to extend the distance or to a nozzle to increase the liquid injection pressure. Well, do you know how to maintain firefighter hose?
First, hose connection. Firefighter hose in the sleeve hose interface, must be padded with a layer of soft protection, and then with galvanized iron wire or throat hoop tight.
Second, the use of hose. When using the firefighter hose, the hose with high pressure resistance should be connected close to the water pump. After filling the hose with water, it should prevent torsion or abrupt bending, and prevent the collision damage of the hose interface.
Third, hose laying. When laying water hose, it shoule be avoided clip sharp objects and all kinds of oil, to the height of vertical laying water belt, to use water belt hook, through the traffic road laying water belt, should pad on the water hose guard bridge, through the railway, the hose should be passed under the track, to avoid water belt is broken by the wheel and intermittent water supply.
Fourth, prevent ice. In severe winter, when water supply needs to be suspended on the fire site, in order to prevent the water belt from freezing, the pump needs to run slowly to maintain a small amount of water output.
Fifth, hose cleaning. The firefighter hose should be cleaned after used. For the hose used to delivery of foam, must be careful to wash, protect the rubber layer. In order to clear the grease on the hose, can use warm water or soap to wash. For the frozen hose, it should be all melted, then clean and dry. It is not suitable to roll and store if it is wet.
Above is Orientflex sharing the maintenance of the firefighter hose and hoping to be of help to you.