What are two types of coupling used in fire service?
There are three types of hose couplings, including threaded couplings, storz-type couplings, and non-symmetrical quick connect couplings. Threaded couplings are one of the commonly used in the fire service. They are a male/female set designed for use on most fire hose up to 3 inch in diameter.
What is Type 3 fire hose?
Type 3 fire fighting hose is made from a woven textile but, unlike Type 2 that is just outer-coated, this hose is totally encased in rubber nitrile that stops kinking, helps flow rates, is resistant to oil and most chemicals and does not need drying.
What is a fire coupling?
Couplings and Threading Basics A hose coupling is a fire hose fitting that is located on the end of a hose. It couples, or connects, with a hose, tap, or water source, and is typically made of brass, stainless steel, or aluminum.
What is a BIC coupling?
FirstRESPONSE fire hose couplings are fitted onto the ends fire hose to enable the fire hose to be connected to a fire hydrant and also allow other firefighting equipment, such as nozzles, to be attached for the purpose of fighting a fire.
What is male coupling on hose?
Garden hose fittings and couplings are parts that connect garden hoses to a water source or another hose so water can flow through a system. Garden hose fittings are installed on the ends of hoses for attaching to spigots, nozzles, sprinklers, and other hoses.
What is the difference between NH and NPSH?
NH = NST. Fire hoses with National Pipe Straight Hose Thread (NPSH) has the same threads per inch as National Pipe Thread (NPT) but the threads do not taper. This allows a female coupling to thread onto a NPT fitting without being a permanent connection.
What is hermaphrodite coupling?
It is sometimes referred to as a sexless coupling, because rather than having a male and a female end connected by screw threads, either identical end can be joined to any other end of the same diameter. This is also called hermaphroditic or two-way connection.
What are the types of fire hoses?
Hoses are divided into two categories, based on their use: suction hose, and delivery hose. 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.
What is the function of hose couplings?
A hose coupling is a type of fitting located on the end of the fire hose, which is typically made of steel, brass, or aluminum. The coupling has threading on each end, one female end and one male end, allowing the hose to connect with another hose, tap, or other water source.
What are the different types of hose couplings?
Hose couplings can also be referred to as hose fittings, hose connectors, or hose adaptors, which are made from a variety of materials such as steel, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, or even plastic.
What types of fire hose couplings does Mafco offer?
MAFCO offers a wide range of fire hose couplings, fire fittings and adapters, including BS336 John Morris hose couplings, Machino hose couplings, Nakajima hose couplings, Storz hose couplings and fittings. These are manufactured in corrosion resistant material, bronze and brass and are suitable for both onshore and offshore applications
Where can I get help with suction hose coupling?
Collar Type Soft Suction Couplings Spiral Hard Suction Hose Couplings Top LOCATION NEED ASSISTANCE? HOURS Action Coupling & Equipment, Inc. 8248 County Road 245 P.O. Box 99 Holmesville, Ohio 44633 PHONE: 330-279-4242