Whip Stop Hose Restraints
The Whip Stop hose safety restraint system is designed to significantly reduce the risk of injury caused by a high pressure hose blow-out failure. The magnitude of force caused by a large-diameter pressurized hose can cause fatal injury and be difficult to quickly restrain. Additionally, cleanup and downtime can be costly if hazardous chemicals are being conveyed. The whip stop safety restraint system, also known as a whip sock, will prevent blow back and tightly hold a high pressure hose in check until pressure can be safely decreased.
Whip Stop systems are capable of significantly higher pressure ratings than the standard whip-check or nylon hose safety restraints. The double leg loop ends will also prevent the hose from side to side whipping under pressure.
Hobble clamps are available for a wide variety of pipe diameters and can be custom made to specifically meet your requirements. Whip Stop systems can also be connected directly to one another without a hobble clamp where two hoses are being joined.
Available for hose from 3/8″ to 6″ inside diameters
When installing a Whip Stop Safety Restraint, ensure proper fit by verifying if he diamond-pattern of the braiding is equally proportioned. If the diamonds are longer than they are wide, then the restraint is too big and the hose is at risk of slipping. After installing on the hose, pull on the loop ends to ensure there is no movement or rotation of the hose.
Ensure that the mounting point and any hardware is capable of withstanding the significant force caused by a hose blow-out prior to mounting.
Inspect Whip Stop Safety Restraints regularly, and replace if there is any sign of rust or broken cable strands.
Install any protective spiral wrap or insulation over the Whip Stop Restraint.
Please contact us for force calculations, and product recommendations
Hobble Clamp Restraints are available for
high-pressure hose-to-pipe oilfield and offshore applications
Also see our Hose Cable Choker Restraints for an easy to install medium pressure hose restraint
MSHA & OSHA Requirement Statements:
MSHA 30 CFR § 56.13021.
High-pressure hose connections
Except where automatic shutoff valves are used, safety chains or other suitable locking devices shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, and between high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard.
OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.302(b)(1)
Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.
This product is not directly approved, endorsed, or certified by MSHA or OSHA, however it is designed to meet the requirements of these organizations
WARNING: Cancer and reproductive harm. Visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov for additional information.
Per Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) use Lead free parts in all consumable water applications. Lead free refers to the wetted surface of pipes, fittings and fixtures in potable water systems that have a weighted average lead content = 0.25%. Source: California Health & Safety Code (116875). Vermont Act 193*171NLF