Hose Pipe Accessories
Here at RS we stock a range of Hose Pipe Accessories, ranging from Protectors to Whipchecks.
Hose protectors are materials or devices that are used to protect hoses or hose connectors from damage. Using hose protectors can prevent costly down time and replacements due to hose failure.
- Hose wrap: Hose wrap is a spiral piece of plastic that fits the diameter and length of your hose. It is sometimes called 'spiral wrap' or 'plastic wrap'. It is easy to install, and you do not always need to remove the hose to install it. Hose wrap can be bought in longer lengths up to 20 metres, but it is possible to purchase smaller lengths that have already been cut down to size.
- Hose connection protectors: These are within the region of 10 centimetres long and specifically protect the hose and clamp connection from damage.
What do hose protectors do?
Hose protectors defend against abrasion, vibration, rubbing and many are shock resistant. Some options help to reinforce hoses by making them more crush resistant. Some hose wraps also offer protection against oil, acid and solvents, UV Rays and other contaminants in the atmosphere. While many hose wraps are black, some are brightly coloured to help prevent tripping.
Despite the added durability, hose protectors still enable full flexibility of the hose and do not impact its functionality in any way.
Hose whipchecks are an effective safeguard against hose whip during high-intensity hosing. When working with high-pressure hoses, which are handling air or fluids, whipchecks should always be used. They're resistant to rust and corrosion and don't require tools for installation.
How do hose whipchecks work?
Hose whipchecks can be attached to each hose connection, or to any compressor equipment. The whipcheck extends across the hose fittings to give standby safety for the hose. Whilst fitting, you should pull back the spring and attach the loops on the whipcheck over each hose before making the connection. Whipchecks are constructed from flexible, galvanised, multistrand wire, suitable for use in corrosive environments. This sturdy material is what restricts an uncoupled hose from thrashing about and causing a potential hazard.