Whip Socks

Whip Socks

Whip Sock

 

The best high-pressure hose safety device.

 

Prevent accident, injury, and death!  These are the best high-pressure hose restraints available, because the stocking style woven steel grips the hose more securely over a larger area.  Abrasion and wear and tear usually take place near fittings, which may result in a rupture.  If this happens within the covered area, additional safety occurs that would never occur with a standard whip check.  The woven steel can also help prevent abrasion to the hose underneath.

 

These Whip Socks are not restricted to just air hoses, but can be used on any application where high-pressure hoses are used, air, water, hydraulic, slurry, etc.  The key is the two mounting points and the long gripping area.  Obviously the two anchoring points and shackles must be rated for the application.

 

Standard whip checks allow a great amount of whip to occur, but the dual leg Whip Sock keeps the hose under complete control.  This could mean the difference between life and death.


Air Hose Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration 30CFR 56/57.13021 High-Pressure Connection (100 psi and up) states:  Except where automatic shutoff valves are used, safety chains, or other suitable locking devices shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of ¾-inch inside diameter or larger and between high-pressure hose lines of ¾-inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard.

 

All high-pressure hose assemblies should be viewed as potential hazards.  It is the user’s responsibility to identify the application and any special conditions that the hose assembly must meet.

 

Please follow these precautions prior to using any high-pressure hose:

Confirm all hoses, fittings, and safety devices are rated for the specific requirements and inspect all items to ensure they are in proper working order.

Make sure all couplings are matched properly.  (Do not use mismatched couplings.)  Double-check torque on clamps.  Make sure fittings and clamps are not worn out.  Never assume that the fittings were installed properly; check for yourself.

Use quality safety devices to prevent whipping if a connection fails.

Hose should be kept free of oil and grease to help prevent deterioration.  Keep hose clear of items that can cause abrasion.

Confirm all couplings are properly secured and safety devices are in place prior to adding pressure.

Above all, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER disconnect a coupling under pressure.  Confirm without a doubt that pressure has been removed prior to uncoupling.  Keep the safety device in place!

Make sure all personnel are aware of hazards and are properly trained on equipment usage.

 

    Nominal
    Hose Size
    Hose OD
    Overall
    Length
    Approx.
    Weight
    Breaking
    Strength
    3/8"
    0.315 - 0.5512"  /  8-14 mm
    15.75"
    1#
    2866 #
    1/2"
    0.5515 - 0.7874"  /  14-20 mm
    21.65"
    2#
    2866 #
    7/8"
    0.7874 - 1.181"  /  20-30 mm
    25.20"
    2#
    6173 #
    1"
    1.181 - 1.575"  /  30-40 mm
    34.25"
    2#
    6173#
    1 1/4"
    1.575 - 1.969"  /  40-50 mm
    38.19"
    3#
    6173 #
    1 1/2"
    1.969 - 2.362"  /  50-60 mm
    49.21"
    4#
    6173 #
    2"
    2.362 - 2.756"  /  60-70 mm
    51.18"
    5#
    20,500 #
    2 1/2"
    2.756 - 3.346"  /  70-85 mm
    53.15"
    6#
    20,500 #
    3"
    3.346 - 3.937"  /  85-100 mm
    72.44"
    7#
    27,120 #
    3 1/2"
    3.937 - 4.724"  /  100-120 mm
    72.05"
    9#
    27,560 #
    4"
    4.724 - 5.512"  /  120-140 mm
    86.61"
    11#
    35,270 #
    6"
    5.512 - 7.087"  /  140-180 mm
    93.31"
    17#
    35,270 #
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