Smart Hose – 300,000 hoses produced and global coverage secured


Based in Philadelphia, (PA, USA), the Smart Hose Technology was formed in 1994 as part of an industrial gas equipment company and focused on supporting the global compressed gas and cryogenics industry. With long standing contracts with Air Liquide, AGA, BOC, Praxair, Air Products and Linde Gas, Smart Hose Technologies has become a respected supplier throughout the industry as a provider of hoses, both high pressure and cryogenic.

Winners of the best new technology/product award in 2000 by the Benjamin Franklin Technology Board, the company aims to change the industrial hose industry by providing an engineered hose product through its patented safety technology.

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The Smart Hose product is a high-pressure hose for compressed or cryogenic gases that, in the event of failure, such as coupling separation, the hose will stop the flow of gas or liquid from both source and the receiver. The patented
mechanism shown in these two cutaways isolates both ends of the hose at the same time. So if the hose were to burst or break, the valves release and instantly seat, stopping fl ow in both directions.

Its a product, known as a passive device, which is defined as, ˜the means to automatically shut off the flow of product without the need for human intervention.

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