Fire hoses

Fire hose is a hose which is one of the basic pieces of equipment of the fire brigade. Fire hose gives water or other extinguishing substances as quickly as possible from the point of intake to the fire zone. They have a long history that dates back to the 16th century. Their structure has undergone many changes to the form in which they exist today. They are most often manufactured from plastic. 

In order to perform well, fire hoses must have special features that prevent them from deforming and flattening. In our shop, you will find products from well-known manufacturers that are characterised by the highest quality workmanship. As a result, the hose is very durable and resistant to many types of damage. In addition to its use in firefighting, it is also ideal for use in irrigation tasks in agriculture or for transporting water in industry and on construction sites.

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RUBBER LAY FLAT HOSE FOR WATER AIR PRESSURE FLAT HD 16 NBR INPART24

FLAT HD 16 NBR HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

12-16

Burst Pressure [bar]

42-50

Inner Wall

NBR

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: NBR | Outer Wall: NBR | Working Pressure: 12-16 BAR | Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C

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from 25.51zł
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LAY FLAT RUBBER HOSE EQUIPPED WITH STORZ FLAT EQ HD 16 NBR

FLAT EQ HD 16 NBR STORZ EQUIPPED HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

16

Burst Pressure [bar]

50

Inner Wall

NBR

Couplings

STORZ PN16 ALU

Discharge Hose - STORZ Coupled | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: NBR | Outer Wall: NBR | Working Pressure: 16 BAR | Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C

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from 686.78zł
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FABRIC LAY FLAT HOSE HYDRANT TYPE FOR PUMPS EQUIPPED WITH STORZ FLAT WHITE EQ PVC INPART24

FLAT WHITE EQ PVC HOSE EQUIPPED STORZ

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Inner Wall

Fabric/PVC

Discharge Hose - STORZ Coupled | Reinforcement: PVC | Inner Wall: Fabric | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 7-10 BAR | Temperature Range: -20°C to +65°C

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from 96.66zł
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BLUE LAYFLAT PVC HOSE FOR PUMPS IRRIGATION FLAT ECO BLUE PVC INPART24

LAYFLAT HOSE ECO-BLUE PVC

Material

PVC

Work Pressure [bar]

8

Burst Pressure [bar]

24

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 8 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

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from 23.61zł
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Fire hoses - Fire hydrant hoses

What are the key features of a fire hose?

The key features of a fire hose are its reliability and durability. As a fire hose helps to protect human life and health, it must meet certain expectations. Therefore, pay particular attention to the following points when choosing the most suitable product:

  • flexibility,
  • appropriate material,
  • mechanical strength,
  • compliance with standards.

Flexibility

A flexible fire hose makes it much easier to fight the elements - which is why this feature is so important. Sufficient flexibility makes the hose easier to roll and transport.

It should also have a special inner liner that reduces resistance when pumping water.

Appropriate material

A good fire extinguishing hose is always made from materials that ensure it can withstand varying weather conditions, such as extreme temperatures.  Whether it is hot or cold, the hose must retain its properties.

Therefore, the most popular material for firefighting hoses is polyester yarn.

Mechanical strength

As you may have guessed, fire hose very often works in harsh conditions.  Therefore, another of its important characteristics is its resistance to mechanical damage, such as abrasion, tearing or cracking.

Compliance with standards

Last but not least when choosing the right hose is whether the fire hose or fire hose fitting in question has been manufactured following standards - both European and national. Meeting these requirements gives you confidence that the hose is suitable for firefighting work.

What are the different types of fire hoses?

Three basic types of fire hoses are:

  • Single-walled hose; 
  • Double-walled hose;
  • Rubber-covered, flat hose.

Single-jacket fire hoses have only one layer of polyester fabric that surrounds the inner rubber hose. They are therefore best suited to short-term or periodic applications.  They are also usually the most economical option of the three basic hose types.

As for the double jacket fire hoses, they are characterised by a double polyester layer that protects the inner rubber hose. This makes them resistant to higher working pressures, as well as to mould, fungi, and abrasion. In addition, they have on average twice the service life of the single jacket versions.

Finally, the rubber-coated fire hose is distinguished by its resistance to ozone, oxidation and most chemical/petroleum products. In addition, it has a 100% synthetic yarn reinforcement that is designed to ensure that the hose will not be damaged when it comes into contact with fuel, oil and most low-concentration chemicals.

What are the different sizes of a fire hose?

When it comes to fire hose sizes, you will most often come across three:

  • fire hose 52 mm, 
  • fire hose 75 mm,
  • fire hose 110 mm.

These are the most popular hose diameters and are the ones that are mostly used in firefighting.

FAQ

How much does a fire hose cost?

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When it comes to a fire hose, the price depends mainly on its diameter and length. The larger the hose, the more you will pay for it. It is worth mentioning here that you will also find fire hose by the metre in many sales offers, which will allow you to adjust the length to your needs.

What is the difference between the 52 mm diameter and the 75 mm diameter fire hose?

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The 52 mm diameter fire hose and the 75 mm diameter fire hose differ in diameter. This also translates into the working pressure and the weight of the hose during operation. After all, the wider the hose, the more water it can fit.

How much water fits in a 52 mm diameter fire hose?

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A 20-metre length of 52 mm diameter fire hose holds approximately 42.5 litres of water.

Is it worth buying used fire hoses?

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If a used fire hose is fully operational, it should not present any problems. However, if you want reliability and the best quality (so important in fighting fires), it is better to go for tested and new fire hoses.