Hose Safety Restraints - prevent hazardous workplace incidents caused by hose coupling failure
Our hose safety restraints includes the classic spring wire hose whip checks, adjustable nylon hose restraints, our new hose cable chokers, and maximum security hose whip stop systems. An out-of-control pressurized hose can be hazardous to deadly. A properly secured hose will remain in place after failure, allowing for a quick and safe recovery. Reduce the risk of injury, widespread spills, downtime, and equipment damage by restraining all pressurized hose assemblies, large or small.
A hose is only properly secured if the restraint device is rated above assembly’s operating pressure. Standard hose safety whip checks are rated for 200 PSI air service. use a nylon hose whip restraint or a hose cable choker for higher pressure applications, and a hose whip stop system for the most severe or hazardous installations.
Be safe, always use a hose whip restraint to greatly reduce the hazard of a hose or coupling failure.
Nylon Adjustable Hose Whip Restraints
Nylon hose safety restraints are our newest safety product and are finding popularity in many applications. Nylon hose restraints are adjustable, lightweight, easy to install, and are offered in a variety pressure ratings.
Hose Safety Whip Check - the original air hose restraint
Hose Whipchecks are the standard in compressed air hose applications. Designed for 200 PSI air service with a 5X safety ratio. Offered in 4 different size ranges, for hose-to-hose, and hose-to-tool connections.
Whip Stop Braided High-Pressure Hose Restraints
Hose Whip Stops, also known as whipsocks, are the strongest restraints for high pressure applications where hose whip can be extremely dangerous. Offered in a variety of sizes, customizable to meet your requirements.
Hose Safety Cable Chokers
Cable Choker hose restraints are designed for applications exceeding the pressure rating of our standard hose whip check product line. These safety cables can withstand several thousand pounds of pressure (dependent on diameter and media). The unique design allows the cable choker to cinch tighter around an unchecked hose. This not only holds the hose in place, but can also significantly decrease or stop flow completely until the pressure can be relieved. Hose safety cable chokers range from 3/32 cable up to 1/2 inch cable, for a wide range of hose sizes from 1/4 to 8 inch. Custom cables can be fabricated for increased pressure rating, abrasion resistance, or the connection of varying sizes of hose.
Air Tool Safety Check Valves (Pneumatic Hose Check Valves)
Hose Safety Check Valves are designed to cut off the air-flow on a pneumatic hose line if a surge in flow is detected which would indicate a hose or coupling failure. This device, when used properly, greatly reduces risk in the workplace by automatically turning off air flow before hoses have a chance to whip. Each size is available in a variety of preset SCFM cut-off rates for compatibility with most pneumatic tools. Install a safety check valve at the beginning of the pneumatic supply line (before any valve or quick coupling) and each branch line between the air source and the tool.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.302(b) (7) and USBR 17.2.2 compliant
Inline Air Tool Lubricator
Inline air tool lubricators, while not often considered safety devices, keep your equipment in safe operating order. A fine mist of oil steadily injects into the air tool ensuring that it is well lubricated and insures against breakdowns on the job. Designed to be installed within 25 feet of the tool, in applications where a fixed oiler at the source is not possible due to distance or configuration. A site disc allows for easy inspection, and a high capacity model reduces down time to refill the unit. Minimum 30 SCFM required for proper function. For reciprocating air tools and not for constant flow usage.
The following are a list of known North American regulations regarding hose safety restraints and whip check devices.
Please check directly with all regulating agencies pertaining to your job site or workplace to verify the most up to date hose safety rules and regulations.
OSHA29 CFR 1926.603 paragraph (a)(10): Safety chains, or equivalent means, shall be provided for each hose connection to prevent the line from thrashing around in case the coupling becomes disconnected.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.302(b) (1): Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.
US Army Corps of Engineers 13.G.02: Connections and nozzles shall be designed to prevent accidental disengagement. All connections shall be equipped with safety lashings. 20.A.17 Connections with high pressure hoses must be secured with a safety lashing/whip check.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety: Make sure that hose connections fit properly and are equipped with a mechanical means of securing the connection (e.g., chain, wire, or positive locking device).
MSHA 30 CFR §56/57.13021 High-pressure hose connections: Except where automatic shutoff valves are used, safety chains or other suitable locking devices shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of ¾-inch inside diameter or larger, and between high-pressure hose lines of ¾-inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard.
MSHA 30 CFR §75.1730 Compressed air; general; compressed air systems (e): Safety chains, suitable locking devices, or automatic cut-off valves shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of three-fourths of an inch inside diameter or larger, and between high-pressure hose lines of three-fourths of an inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard. For purposes of this paragraph, high-pressure means pressure of 100 p.s.i. or more.
United States Bureau of Reclamation 17.2.2 Air Hoses: For air lines more than one-half inch inside diameter, provide whip-check devices attached to the hose at each connection or splice. As a substitute, provide a safety device at the source of supply or branch line that will automatically reduce pressure in case of a line failure if the device effectively prevents whipping. (See Safety Check Valve product above)