When installing a Hose Restraint choke each side of the connection behind the end fitting and push the rubber grommet up behind the choke to hold it in place. If the hose diameter is to small to get a tight choke perform a double choke to properly secure it. Insure you use the correct restraint for the hose being restrained. After installation, ensure that the minimum amount of slack remains in the restraint, doing so will result in the best possible containment of the whip effect that is experienced whenever a hose failure occurs.
- The below environmental considerations should be observed to insure that restraints are and remain in optimal working condition.
- Store in a cool, dry, & dark place to prevent degradation and loss of strength due to exposure to ultra-violet rays.
- Observe the working temperature range of -40°F to 194°F when using these restraints.
- Review the below chart for information regarding many common chemicals and their effects on these restraints.
Restraints are designed for use in industrial applications. By following the below steps, you can extend the lifespan of these restraints.
- Sunlight will reduce the strength of restraints over time, when not in use store in a dry place outside of the sunlight to avoid fading/sun bleaching of the webbing.
- Keep the restraint-free of debris and as clean as possible.
- Keep the restraint from experiencing any physical or chemical damage.
- Maintain the integrity and legibility of the tag.
Restraints shall be visually inspected before each use. Below is a list of situations where a restraint should be removed from service.
- Any damage to the webbing (snags, holes, tears, cuts, abrasions, embedded particles, or other damage). • Knots and/or any other modifications.
- The ID tag has become illegible or missing.
- Acid, caustic burns, and/or any other signs of chemical deterioration.
- Melting or charring of any part of the webbing.
- Broken or worn stitching in load bearing splices.
- Any observed defects which cause doubt as to the integrity of the restraint.
- These restraining assemblies are designed to reduce, but not eliminate the possibility of personal injury, death, or damage to equipment. Keep all personnel away from the flow line while under pressure.
- Do not use these restraints for litiing as they are designed for restraint purposes only.
- These restraint assemblies are designed to restrain a single hose failure, If a restraint has been involved in a load event (i.e. an actual stress event placed on the hose restraint) it is to be removed from service and destroyed immediately.
- Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling warrants that our restraints will be free from defects in workmanship and materials.
- Any use of our restraints beyond their intended purpose or failure to maintain and care for our restraints shall void any and all warranties.
- Purchaser agrees that if a breach of warranty occurs Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling is solely limited to repair and replacement of the product. Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling will not be liable for any additional damages.
Hose Restraint Assemblies