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Kochek Company, LLC has posted on its website white papers detailing the latest independent flow test results of multiple brands of fire hose, strainers and elbows. Conducted by GBW Associates, LLC and Water Supply Innovations, LLC, test conditions were closely monitored for consistency and elimination of variables. Kochek lightweight suction hose was used as a constant in each testing category. Kochek's low level, ice, floating, box, and barrel strainers and 90° suction elbows performed at or near the top of all test subjects. Description of each test's flow speed, motor speed, and vacuum readings as well as official summaries of independent test findings may be found at Kochek’s website. Water Flow Products The latest flow testing data support fire professionals' observations of Kochek's rugged construction, reliable performance, and versatility in the field. Kochek 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 1.5” to 6” and are available in NH, Storz Camlock, connection styles. Kochek produces a full line of top performance water flow products manufactured from high quality materials engineered to exacting specifications. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Kochek Company, LLC has introduced a new strainer that efficiently collects virtually all standing water from flooded basements and rooms, saving operators time and expediting property salvage. This latest product from Kochek, Putnam-based manufacturers of quality fire equipment and water movement products, is made of high-strength lightweight aluminum alloy and features a unique screen specifically designed to hold nearly flat against any floor. When placed at low spots near a sump or over a drain, Kochek's basement strainer draws water down to levels so low, simple air drying or light mopping can remove any remaining liquid. Kochek's new basement strainers are available with camlock, long-handle swivel female NH threaded, and storz connections in 2.5", 3", and 4" hose sizes. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
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.