High pressure hose restraint designed to secure hose-to-hose and hose-to-rigid anchor points to minimize uncontrolled movement in the event of hose connection failure or separation.
Note: For ease of installation, it's recommended to attach prior to installing the coupling assembly
- Select the appropriate King Safety Whipsock based on the hose O.D. and working pressure of the hose. For shorter assemblies a custom double ended, 4-eye Whipsock, must be used. Note: Only use custom Whipsocks on the specific length and diameter it is labeled for.
- Always inspect the entire King Safety Whipsock for frayed wire and corrosion before each use and installation. Replace immediately if damaged or worn.
- It is necessary that the hose is clean and free from oil and dirt before use.
- Compress the tail end of the King Safety Whipsock to open the ID, and work the stocking to slide the grip down the length of the hose. Run your hands down the grip from the coupling end to the tail to smooth out any gaps or loose wires in the grip to ensure contact with the hose.
- After coupling, slide the King Safety Whipsock up the hose into secured position just behind the fitting, ensuring the eyes have enough length to reach the anchoring points. Avoid overlapping the stockings if King Safety Whipsocks are on each end of the hose.
- Using a King Safety Shackle or bolt, nut and pin style clasp, rated above the breaking strength of the hose, secure the hose restraint at two horizontally opposed, rigid anchor points rated for the application.
- Slight slack in the legs is preferred. This will allow a travel distance for coupling in disconnection and greatly reduce the load applied to the hose restraint. A travel distance of up to 1" - 2" (40-50mm) is recommended.