A fire hose (or firehose) is a high-pressure hose that carries water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it. Outdoors, it attaches either to a fire engine or a fire hydrant. Indoors, it can permanently attach to a building’s standpipe or plumbing system. The usual working pressure of a firehose can vary between 8 and 20 bar (800 and 2,000 kPa; 116 and 290 psi) while per the NFPA 1961 Fire Hose Standard, its bursting pressure is in excess of 110 bar, (11,000kPa; 1600psi) After use, a fire hose is usually hung to dry, because standing water that remains in a hose for a long time can deteriorate the material and render it unreliable or unusable. Therefore, the typical fire station often has a high structure to accommodate the length of a hose for such preventative maintenance. On occasion, fire hoses are used for crowd control (see also water cannon), including most notably by Bull Connor in the Birmingham campaign against protestors during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.
Fire Hose basics and standard hose sizes
Fire Hose is great for fire fighting, general water pumping, and other projects. Different grades of hose are used for different things, check out all fire hoses at http://www.firehosesupply.com This hose is constructed of an EPDM synthetic rubber tube and a double layer of 100% polyester woven jackets. The rubber lining is a single-ply extruded tube of synthetic EPDM compounded to resist ozone. Double jacket refers to the second layer polyester covering woven from staple polyester yarn (no filament or entangled yarn is permitted) added for increased abrasion resistance. Impregnated hoses shall meet the requirements of Mil-H-24606B for abrasion resistance.
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