Fire hose reels are used to provide a controlled supply of water to combat any potential fire risk involving combustible solids (Class A) and require connection to a pressurised source of water either from the mains supply or a storage tank.
The length of a fully extended fire hose is typically 30 meters with a hose diameter of 19mm or 25mm (outside diameter). These appliances are designed to deliver, as a minimum, 0.33L of water per second. A control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and rate of flow of water to the fire. All our fire hose reels come with a unique ball valve shut-off device, a nylon plastic or solid brass hose reel nozzle, jubilee clip and a mounting bracket.
Hose reels should be securely fixed approx 1m from the floor and care taken not to place obstructions adjacent the hose that my prevent deployment in the case of a fire emergency. Swivel bracket units allow the reel to be folded back into a recess or cabinet.
Water is a conductor and hose reels should not be used to control electrical fires unless it is possible to turn off the electrical current.