TPX Hose

3-Ply Nitrile Rubber Attack/Supply Hose

Lean and mean, TPX is the ultra-tough municipal rubber fire hose—but without bulk and weight. Traditionally manufactured extruded hose can vary in thickness, becoming bulky and heavy. TPX’s unique 3-ply design features a ribbed cover and smooth nitrile liner that are extruded independently. The cover is inserted inside the tight-weave polyester reinforcement, vulcanized, then turned inside-out. The liner is then inserted and the hose is vulcanized a second time to form a bond of all three plies, guaranteeing a consistent, compact hose wall. This makes the lightweight TPX more resistant to puncture and easier to pack and store, requiring less hose bed space than typical extruded hose.

 

  • Better by Design. The 3-ply nitrile rubber hose features both cover and liner extruded independently, along with high tensile strength polyester reinforcement, for maximum durability and flexibility.
  • High-Performance. Smooth liner reduces friction loss for maximum flow.
  • Durable. Nitrile rubber cover greatly increases abrasion resistance, provides long service life and the tightly woven reinforcement resists puncture. It carries a lifetime guarantee against delamination.
  • Mobile. Smart 3-ply design affords incredible strength but with a lightweight profile making it easy to manage on the fireground.
  • Flexible. Hose remains flexible to temperatures as low as -20°F (-29°C) and is resistant to ozone, oxidation, and most chemicals or petroleum products.
  • Versatile. Suitable for attack, supply and suction applications.
  • Certified. Manufactured in accordance with NFPA 1961 Standard, latest edition within our ISO-9001 certified quality assurance system.

Hose Sizing and Specifications

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Size Service Test Proof Test Burst Weight
(For 50' Coupled)
Flat Width Bowl Size Certification Available
IN PSI (kPa) PSI (kPa) PSI (kPa) LBS (KG) IN IN  
1 3/4" 400 (2760) 800 (5515) 1200 (8275) 19 (9) 3.25" 2 1/16"  
2" 400 (2760) 800 (5515) 1200 (8275) 24 (10.9) 3.60" 2 5/16"  
2 1/2" 330 (2275) 660 (4550) 1000 (6900) 33 (15) 4.30" 2 13/16"  
3" 300 (2070) 600 (4140) 900 (6200) 37 (16.8) 5.10" 3 3/8"  
4" 250 (1725) 500 (3450) 750 (5170) 46 (20.9) 6.60" 4 5/16" UL, ULC
5" 225 (1550) 450 (3100) 675 (4650) 60 (27.2) 8.20" 5 5/16" UL, ULC
6" 200 (1380) 400 (2760) 600 (4140) 72 (32.7)* 9.90" 6 5/16"  
8" 100 (690) 200 (1380) 400 (2760) 115 (52.2)* 12.75" NA  
* Weight uncoupled.

 

As per NFPA 1961 – The service test pressure is to be 10% greater than the “normal highest operating pressure” at which the hose is expected to be used.

How to Order

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Type Hose ID by Hose Length Color Coupling Size Thread Type Coupling Material Options
TPX 20 = 2"

 

25 = 2 1/2"

 

30 = 3"

 

40 = 4"

 

50 = 5"

 

60 = 6"

 

80 = 8" **
X 50 = 50'

 

100 = 100'
Y = Yellow

 

R = Red

 

O = Orange
20 = 2"

 

25 = 2 1/2"

 

30 = 3"

 

35 = 3 1/2"

 

40 = 4"

 

50 = 5"

 

60 = 6"
N = NH

 

I = IPT

 

S = Storz
Blank = Aluminum

 

BR = Brass Rocker Lug

 

BP = Brass Pin Lug
UL =
UL Labeled

 

ULC =
UL Canada
Labeled
Part No. Example:
TPX 40 X 50 Y 40 S    
TPX40X50Y40S = TPX Hose, 4" ID by 50' Length, Yellow, 4" Storz Aluminum Coupling

 

** 8" only available in Black (K)

Construction

3-Ply Nitrile Rubber Cover/Liner Polyester Reinforcement

Temperature Range

-20° to 200°F (-29° to 93°C)

Couplings

Aluminum or Brass NH/NST or IPT Threaded & Aluminum Storz

Hose Colors

Yellow   Red   Orange