ALPHA 5

ALPHA 5

This untreated multi-purpose single jacket EPDM rubber lined hose is recommended for in-plant hose reels or hydrant house usage. Constructed of 100% spun polyester, ALPHA 5™ is rated for a service test of 250 PSI (1750 kPa). It is abrasion resistant, and resists damage from most chemicals. Meets or exceeds requirements of NFPA 1961 and can be UL labelled.

Physical properties
Spec NumberHose SizeCoupling bowl sizeWeight per 50 ftMinimum Service Test PressureMinimum Proof Test PressureMinimum Straight Burst Test Pressure
3715 1 1/2" 
(38 mm)
1 3/4" 
(44.5 mm)
9.0 lbs 
(4.1 kg)
250 PSIG 
(1750 kPa)
500 PSIG 
(3500 kPa)
750 PSIG 
(5200 kPa)
3725 2 1/2" 
(64 mm)
2 13/16" 
(71.4 mm)
14.0 lbs 
(6.4 kg)
250 PSIG 
(1750 kPa)
500 PSIG 
(3500 kPa)
750 PSIG 
(5200 kPa)
Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department


At Pumpkin Center VFD, we strive to give our members quality equipment to use at all times. We’ve found over the years that small details make huge differences. Our equipment committee is always asking the question “Is something better out there?” We stay abreast of current industry trends and investigate the latest and greatest from equipment manufacturers to make sure our guys and girls have what they need to do the job and do it well. In 2009 we were tired of the fire hose we had been purchasing and bought some Niedner XL-800. The hose is still in service today. During this time we’ve found that in addition to being durable, it rolls up extremely tightly, packs tightly in hose beds and is lightweight, which lessens fatigue on members. With a comparable friction loss rate to much other hose in the industry, our committee has yet to find a reason to leave Niedner. We had several sections of cloth Niedner 4 inch supply hose before switching to 5 inch as well. It was the best supply hose I’ve ever seen or used.

 

Casey Snyder, Assistant Chief, Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department