Air hose support installations and adjustments can be time consuming; potentially causing costly delays, and worker fatigue.
Not all air brake hose supports are created equal, a statement made evident in railroad revenue service where inadequate supports frequently fray, tear, and fail. Each year adjustments, replacement costs and train delays cost the industry more than $15 million per year. Typical failures are due to environmental degradation and from peak loading typically associated with uncoupled hose flailing.
The more stringent AAR S-4006.2008 specification has necessitated a new generation of supports and attachment mechanisms specifically designed with higher performance in mind. This improved performance must come without sacrificing ease of installation and adjustment. Competitor’s attachment methods can be labor-intensive, creating room for error and delays.
Pennsy’s Chain Quick-Clip Air Hose Support
Pennsy’s new Chain Quick-Clip Air Hose Support was design specifically to exceed the demands of the AAR’s revised testing specifications. A robust design combined with the easy application of the Quick-Clip carabiner fasteners, installations and adjustments have never been easier. This feature provides an increase in performance and decrease AAR billing costs and train delays.
This product also eliminates the hazards of frayed cables and greatly outperforms environmentally unstable rubber strap materials. The Quick-Clip carabiners and chain assembly are both highly corrosion resistant with a galvanized coating, ensuring the longest lasting life for this product.
• Exceeds AAR S4006-2008 testing requirements.
• Easy application and adjustments with Quick-Clip carabiners.
• Durable, non-stretching chain virtually eliminates hose height adjustments.
• Corrosion resistant galvanized chain and carabiners.
• Fewer hose separations and train delays yields potential net velocity increases.
• Decreased hose support maintenance and replacement costs.