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The Smart-Hose Break-away Safety System

Hose assemblies represent the weak-link in any transfer operation except when a pull-away accident occurs. During a pull-away incident a 2” textile braided hose assembly can be exposed to 12,000 to 15,000 lbs. of pull force before it fails. Under those circumstances, the hose assembly may not be the weak-link during a pull-away incident and therefore, can result in additional damage to plant piping, bulk-head piping, tank truck piping and loading arms which can result in an uncontrolled release of a hazardous material.

Smart-Hose Technologies is proud to announce the Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System. Designed to work in conjunction with the Smart-Hose Safety System the Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System is designed with an engineered break-point which is integrated in the end fitting. In the event of a pull-away incident the Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System is designed to protect facilities from the potential devastating consequences associated with pull-away incidents. Our Smart-hose Break-Away safety system represents a unique break-away design that will revolutionize the break-away industry and offers the following advantages when compared to conventional break-away technology:

The Smart-Hose Break-away offers Full Flow Break-away protection vs. Flow reduction associated with conventional break-away technology.

The Smart-Hose Break-away requires No Yearly Maintenance vs. Yearly maintenance associated with conventional break-away technology.

Smart-Hose Break-away offers Significant Cost Savings vs.  Conventional break-away technology.

Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System Features and Benefits:

  • 360 Degree Engineered Break-away point.
  • Rugged shock proof design with annular seals.
  • Built in Bumper feature.
  • 316 SS Schedule 80 construction.
  • Integrated to work with the Smart-Hose safety system.
  • Re-buildable.
  • Custom Engineered break-points for specific applications.
  • Meets 5 to 1 burst specifications.
  • Currently available in 2” Male NPT or Female NPT.
  • Available for both Plant and Transport applications.


For addition information regarding the Smart-Hose Break-Away Safety System contact your Smart-Hose representative at 215-730-9000 or e-mail