Fire truck hose is a necessary part in the fire fighting system. Thus it should be with great properties. First, it should be abrasion resistant. Because the fire fighter will drag it on the ground. While if the hose can not resist wear, it will break. Second, it should be flame retardant. Because in some case, the fire fighter should enter the building and close to the fire. While if the fire hose is not flame retardant, it can’t protect the fire fighter, let alone the fire fighting. A good fire truck hose is abrasion resistant and fire proof. But you should also focus on the use. If you don’t use it correctly, it will reduce the lifespan.
How to use and maintain fire truck hose
- After use, you should clean the hose. The hose conveying foam must be carefully washed to protect the glue layer. In order to remove the grease on the water belt, you can wash it with warm water or soap. For frozen water belts, first use them to thaw them, then clean and dry them. Undried water belts should not be rolled up and stored.
- For the storage, avoid falling, bumping and heavy pressure.Because that will distort the hose and cause problem to the assembly.
- Before connection, the carefully check the chute and sealing parts. If there are impurities such as sludge and sand, remove themin time to prevent poor sealing.
- When storing, be careful to avoid contact with chemicals such as acids and alkali.Because those will corrode the metal parts and the rubber sealing ring.
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