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We are the Smart company securing your weak link to preserve the environment and prevent catastrophic hose failures!

How our Smart-Hose Safety System works:

Hose assemblies represent the weak-link in all hazardous chemical transfer applications. Hose assemblies can get damaged in day to day operations, fittings can separate from the hose, the hose assembly can be severed during a transfer operation, hose assemblies can rupture during a transfer operation and a pull-away incident can occur. Smart-Hose Technologies manufactures engineered hose assemblies that are designed and integrated with a valve in each end fitting. If the hose assembly experiences a catastrophic hose failure the Smart-Hose Safety System is designed to instantaneously shut down the flow in both directions. Certified as a passive safety device the Smart-Hose Safety System needs no human intervention to activate.

Each fitting is designed and integrated with a valve, each valve is connected to the corresponding valve in the opposing fitting via a cable that is positioned in the ID of the hose assembly. The cable is longer than the hose assembly and acts like a compression spring that is designed to hold both valves in the open position during normal operating conditions. If the hose assembly experiences a catastrophic hose failure like a fitting ejection, hose separation or a pull-away incident occurs the outward force generated from the cable is removed and the flow of the hazardous material instantaneously forces both valves closed. Note that in order for the Smart-Hose Safety System to engage during a hose rupture the additional cable located inside the hose assembly must extrude out of the rupture.

For Proper Hose Use, Care and Maintenance please see our Duty to Warn Booklet .

Smart-Hose Valve Design:

Smart-Hose Technologies can add an additional layer of protection inside the weak-link, “the hose assembly.” The Smart-Hose Safety System can be installed in hose assemblies from ¼” ID high pressure hose assemblies up to 8” ID barge loading / unloading hose assemblies. Note that the Smart-Hose Safety System operates the same in a ¼” ID hose assembly as it does in a 8” ID hose assembly the only difference directly relates to the design of the valve located in each end fitting. Smart-Hose Technologies offers three types of valve designs, our LL1 valve design, LL3 valve design and LL3-B valve design. 

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LL1 Valve Design

The LL1 valve design is integrated in the fittings of hose assemblies from ¼” ID to 1” ID hose assemblies. The LL1 valve design is a poppet style valve that is integrated in the end fitting. The LL1 valve design works equally as well with industrial gasses, cryogenic applications and hazardous liquids applications.

LL1 Engineering Data click here.

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LL3 Valve Design

The LL3 valve design is integrated in the fittings of hose assemblies from 1 1/4"  ID to 8” ID hose assemblies. The LL3 valve design is a flapper style valve that is integrated in each end fitting. The LL3 valve design works equally as well with industrial gasses, cryogenic applications and hazardous liquid applications.

LL3 Engineering Data click here.

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The LL3-B Valve Design

The LL3-B valve is a flapper style valve that incorporates an engineered break point in the fitting. The Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System (LL3-B) is designed to protect facility piping, bulkhead piping, tank truck piping and loading arms from the potential devastating consequences associated with pull-away incidents. The LL3-B Break-Away valve and fitting represents a full flow break-away technology that requires no yearly maintenance. Currently, available for 1 1/4", 2” & 3" ID hose assemblies. 

LL3-B Engineering Data click here.

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Smart-Hose Safety System Hose Type & Applications

Smart-Hose Technologies does not make the hose, instead, we install our safety system inside of the hose assembly and make the hose assembly safer. Our Smart-Hose Safety System can add an additional layer of protection inside smooth bore rubber covered hose assemblies, smooth bore rubber covered teflon hose assemblies, smooth bore high pressure hose assemblies and corrugated metal hose assemblies. All Smart-hose assemblies are custom designed for specific applications. Some of the hazardous transfer applications that utilize our Smart-Hose Safety System are:

  • Chemical Transfer Applications
  • Petroleum Transfer Applications
  • Railroad Car Loading / Unloading Applications
  • Tank Truck Loading / Unloading Applications
  • Loading Arm Applications
  • Chlorine Transfer Applications
  • Ship to Shore Transfer Applications
  • High Pressure Cylinder Filling Applications
  • Steam Transfer Applications
  • Military Applications
  • Oil Rig Applications
  • Fracking Applications
  • Compressed Gas Transfer Applications
  • Cryogenic Applications
  • Industrial Gas Transfer Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Agricultural / NH3 Applications
  • LPG Transfer Applications

 

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Smart-Hose Engineering Services

If you are designing a new hazardous chemical transfer facility, we can assist with valuable insight and the unique perspective that comes from years of experience with hose safety.  With your feedback, Smart-Hose can custom design a hose assembly to meet your specific application while optimizing the safety benefits  of the Smart-Hose Safety System.

Early participation in a new project will help us to provide the best protection for  your facility from an uncontrolled release of a hazardous chemicals associated with a catastrophic hose failure.

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