Kochek Co., Inc.
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Kochek Company, LLC, a premier manufacturer of quality fire equipment and water movement solutions headquartered in Putnam, CT, reports that its 10-foot and 20-foot PVC suction hose was rigorously tested and found to perform without leaks, depressurization, or decoupling, and demonstrated excellent coil memory even after 12 hours of pressure. Kochek's PVC suction hose is specifically designed for the firefighting market and meets the company's proprietary fire grade specifications. All Kochek PVC suction hose in sizes 2.5" and larger has been certified NFPA-compliant. Leak-Proof performance Kochek's 10-foot PVC suction hose performed without leaks and with no signs of decouplingWhen filled with over 14 gallons of water and hung vertically by the long handles of the female coupling for 12 hours, Kochek's 10-foot PVC suction hose maintained constant pressure at the hose end. It performed without leaks and with no signs of decoupling. Stretching six inches when full, the hose returned to original length once water was removed. After an additional 12-hour test repositioned for a 90-degree attachment that simulates truck connection, vacuum was maintained when the petcock valve was opened and equalized, and no leaks or decoupling occurred. Reliable operation in extreme temperatures Kochek's 20-foot PVC suction hose, filled with nearly 30 gallons of water, duplicated the positive test results conducted for the 10-foot hose. It stretched to 12 inches under pressure with recoil to its original length when empty. Kochek recommends that a 45 or 90-degree elbow be used to support the hose end of its 20-foot hose, when under full weight, while attached at 90 degrees to alleviate potential flow restriction. Meeting all the requirements of NFPA 1961, Kochek's PVC suction hose provides reliable, unassisted operation even in extreme temperatures, maintaining flexibility from 150° to -40° F. With UV protection built in, it retains quality wall thickness from 3" to 6" ID and features smooth bore for unrestricted flow. Kochek PVC suction hose is sold complete with end couplings and may be ordered in conventional and custom lengths. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Kochek's strainers are constructed of lightweight aluminum durable to withstand harsh weather conditions Kochek Company of Connecticut, manufacturers of high quality water flow products and fire connections, offers an extensive line of big water strainers ideal for maximum flow applications in the firefighting, power, irrigation, facilities and industrial fire protection markets. Company marketing director David Matthews said Kochek customers have recognized the brand as a trusted leader in the manufacture of big water movement products for over two and half decades, providing high quality ice strainers, self-leveling floating strainers, barrel strainers, low-level strainers, and barrel bottom guard strainers in 6-inch sizes recommended for pumps of 1500 to 2000 gpm capacity. Kochek's strainers are compact and constructed of lightweight aluminum yet are durable to withstand harsh weather conditions while delivering maximum water flow. They come in sizes from 1 ½” to 6” and many are available with Kochek's exclusive Quantum™ anodized hardcoat in a range of colors. Available in threaded, storz and camlock connections.
Kochek's booster hose is available with full flow expansion rings coupling or its lightweight re-attachable coupling Kochek Co. has introduced its new lightweight kink resistant one inch booster hose, available in red or green, designed for industrial, forestry and wildfire firefighting. The hose is constructed of a single jacket of 100 percent high tensile strength virgin polyester yarns that maintains a lightweight and compact profile. The hose is available with either Kochek’s exclusive low profile full flow expansion rings coupling or its lightweight re-attachable coupling. The smooth thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) lining ensures the minimum friction for maximum flow. It is highly resistant to ozone, abrasion, and has good resistance to oil and grease. The new hose offers outstanding low temperature performance and excellent mechanical properties. The hose is also available with field replaceable couplings For more than 24 years Kochek Company has manufactured the highest quality American-made specialty fire equipment for today’s fire industry. Based in Putnam, Connecticut, Kochek is the nation’s largest manufacturer of PVC light-weight suction hose and a wide variety of strainers, dry hydrants, elbows, adapters, caps, plugs, and valves. For more information, contact Kochek at 800-420-4673 or visit the company Web site at www.kochek.com