RACK HOSE™

RACK HOSE™

A single jacket 100% filament polyester hose intended for interior protection and occupant use applicationsin buildings and plants. Lightweight and compact, RACK HOSE™ is lined with TPU elastomer, and replaces unlined linen hose. RACK HOSE™ has a service test pressure rating of 250 PSIG (1750 kPa) and is approximately half the weight of conventional rubber lined single jacket hose. RACK HOSE™ is normally installed in hose cabinets and can be ordered prefolded. RACK HOSE™ complies with NFPA 1961.

Physical properties
Spec NumberHose SizeCoupling bowl sizeWeight per 50 ftCoil Diameter per 50 ftMinimum Kink Burst Test PressureMinimum Service Test PressureMinimum Proof Test Pressure
1575 2 1/2" 
(64 mm)
2 11/16" 
(68.3 mm)
11 lbs 
(5 kg)
11" 
(28 cm)
500 PSIG 
(3500 kPa)
   
1615 1 1/2" 
(38 mm)
1 11/16" 
(42.9 mm)
6.25 lbs 
(2.8 kg)
9.5" 
(24 cm)
500 PSIG 
(3500 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