Basic hose is constructed as the MAINLINE, but above the Helix Wire additional tapering reinforcement is added extending from each end to a maximum length of 10ft into the body. This provides extra stiffness over the end sections to allow for the hose taking up its normal operational position of a 90 degree bend from the tanker manifold, clear of and over the ship’s rail.
Additional standard features include lifting and snubbing lugs, 2 at the TANKER end and 1 at the TAIL end, unless otherwise required by order.
Electrical properties must be stated at inquiry/order stage.
Branding as per OCIMF 1991 indicates the tanker rail end (as well as the standard double lug).
All hoses are rated for a maximum working pressure of 300psi with a minimum burst pressure of 1500psi. Underwater weight and negative buoyancy are only guaranteed when full of product or seawater (per OCIMF 1991).