Developed following a rigorous testing program, the Life-Guard sleeve from Gates comprises two nylon layers, which during manufacture are continuously woven at the same time, one inside the other, but they are not attached to one another. The inside sleeve layer is made of nylon fibre that stretches up to 20%. By stretching, it can absorb the energy of a burst or pinhole leak, assuring the safety of workers within a 3-ftline-of-sight. The abrasion-resistant outer sleeve contains the fluid and redirects it to the clamped ends. Compatible with a wide range of fluids, the sleeving protects hoses, up to 212F, from 3,000-psi pinhole leaks and 6,000-psi bursts on 1/4-in., 3/8-in. and 1/2-in. hose sizes.
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