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 -5°F (-20°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  
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

-5° to 200°F (-20° to 93°C)

Couplings

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

Hose Colors

Yellow   Red   Orange