Our 1.5 inch "Made in the USA"
fire hose is manufactured to this specification shall meet and exceed
all performance requirements of NFPA 1961 and Underwriter’s Laboratories
standards. Hose shall be listed as an approved USA/ULC product. Manufactured to UL-19 standards as specified in "CFR 118.320 Fire Hoses and Nozzles".
NOTE: UL listed hoses are now stenciled. Rubber labels are now longer available. The most common 1.5" marine hose is coupled with brass NPSH threads. Please verify thread type before ordering.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Approved Fire Hose Requirements
- Brass Couplings
- Length of 50 Feet
- Diameter - 1 1/2 inches
- Labeled UL-19
Test Ratings (Water Only With Expansion Ring Couplings)
- Service Pressure (A 3-minute hydrostatic test conducted by users on in-service hose to determine suitability for continued service)
- Proof Test Pressure (A pressure equal to a least two times the service test pressure)
- PSI Burst Test Pressure
Code of Federal Regulations Title 46, Part 118 - Fire
Protection Equipment, Subpart C - Fire Main System, Section 188.320 Fire
hoses and Nozzles
(a) A fire hose with a nozzle must be attached to each fire hydrant
at all times. For fire hydrants located on open decks or cargo decks,
where no protection is provided, hoses may be temporarily removed during
heavy weather or cargo handling operations, respectively. Hoses so
removed must be stored in nearby accessible locations.
(b) Each hose must:
(1) Be lined commercial fire hose that conforms to Underwriters
Laboratory (UL) 19 “Lined Fire Hose and Hose Assemblies,” or hose that
is listed and labeled by an independent laboratory recognized by the
Commandant as being equivalent in performance;
(2) Be 15.25 meters (50 feet) in length and 40 millimeters (1.5 inches) in diameter; and
(3) Have fittings of brass or other suitable corrosion-resistant
material that comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1963 “Fire Hose Connections,” or other standard specified by the
(c) Each nozzle must either:
(1) Be of a type approved in accordance with approval series 162.027; or
(2) Be of type recognized by the Commandant as being equivalent in performance.
[CGD 85–080, 61 FR 917, Jan. 10, 1996; 61 FR 24464, May 15, 1996, as
amended at 62 FR 51351, Sept. 30, 1997; 62 FR 64305, Dec. 5, 1997]