What is whip check used for?

What is whip check used for?

Designed to prevent hose whip if the hose couplings or clamps separate, whip checks create a bridge between each side of a hose fitting to create an added layer of safety. Whip checks are an important safety feature for air hoses because a hose or coupling failure can cause serious injuries and accidents.

At what pressure are whip checks required?

200 PSI
Typically, Whip checks are designed for use on air hoses at pressures of 200 PSI or less. Hydraulic oil is non-compressible and therefore, for the most part, does not induce hose whip during a coupling or hose failure (The real danger in these cases is high pressure oil being injected into a worker’s skin or eyes.

What is whip check cable?

A whip check is a safety cable used during an abrasive blasting process. Whip checks connects air hoses across the coupling to prevent the hoses from flying around if the connection inadvertently separates.

What is a safety wire called on an air supply hose and how is it used?

Spring-loaded loops easily adjust to slip over the couplings and maintain a firm grip on the hose. Also known as whip arrestors or hose choker cables, these cables are a necessity for all pneumatic supply hose applications.

What is a whip arrestor?

WHIP ARRESTOR/ WHIP CHECK. Multi strand flexible galvanised aircraft quality steel cable which prevents hose whipping in the event of coupling failure or accidental failure of compressed air and other high pressure connections.

What is a Chicago coupling?

Chicago-style universal hose couplings are used for air and water applications, not steam. These couplings are also called jackhammer or crowfoot couplings. All couplings up to 1″ have a two-lug design and connect with one another. Universal couplings are sealed by pressing together and twisting a quarter turn.

How do you use whiplash arrestor?

To prevent serious injury due to hose or coupling failure, add a Whiplash at each hose connection and from equipment to hose. Install in the fully extended position for proper safety assurance. Spring-loaded loops in the cable ends open easily to slip over the couplings for a firm grip on the hose.

Why do they call it a Chicago fitting?

A Chicago fitting (also called a Duck’s foot fitting due to its shape) is a one quarter turn fitting used for attaching hoses or piping together. The advantages of the Chicago fitting are that it can be used in a wide range of industries and that there is no male or female fitting; both fittings are identical.

How do claw couplings work?

Claw couplings are broadly used for air and water in industry and construction. Both halves of the coupling are exactly the same – no distinction between a coupler and an adapter. They have two lugs (claws) each, which engage in the corresponding notches of the opposite half.

What is a Wire Whip check used for?

Whip Checks (Air hose safety cables) These are easy to use, low cost, safety cables to help prevent injury if a hose connection separates. They can attach hose to hose or hose to equipment. They are highly resistant to rust and corrosion and do not require any tools to install.

Why do I need a Whip check on my hose?

To prevent serious injury due to hose or coupling failure, add a Whip Check at each hose connection and from equipment / compressor to the hose. Whip checks should be installed in the fully extended position (no slack) for proper safety assurance.

Where do you attach a winwhip check?

Whip checks should be attached at any point where two hoses are joined, or fixed to a pump at the fluid discharge side, or where a hose attaches to any piece of water jetting equipment. When Working with high flow pumps and at high pressures giving high reaction forces means we strive to use the latest “safest” equipment.

When should whip checks be replaced?

Hose Safety Whip Checks, along with pneumatic check valves and safety clips, are integral products for a safe hose system. Regular inspection and replacement of worn components is also imperative in maintaining a safe system and workplace. Always replace whip checks after a failure incident occurs.

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