The American branch of O+P, a global leader in the hydraulic hoses equipment industry, introduced its Stopflex system, a retention system for pressure hoses, at the ASSE Safety conference and exhibition event held recently. Designed in-house at its Brescia premises and patented internationally, Stopflex allows retaining the movement of the pressure hose once the fitting is removed, thus fully protecting the operators and safeguarding the components. The force released by the hose could cause a ‘whiplash effect’ that could be hazardous for property and people. In order to avert this serious risk, the Stopflex system allows the flexible hose to be anchored to the system through a steel rope: the strip, provided with a gasket, remains perfectly anchored to the hose thus absorbing the force released by the movement of the hose and simultaneously allowing the duct to breathe depending on the operating pressure.
Stopflex may be applied on all types of flexible hoses and used in various industries including the oil hydraulic plants, earthmoving machines, drilling machines, hydraulic cranes as well as off-shore and shipbuilding industry.