Mandals Lay-flat hoses are used in large mobile stand-by emergency firefighting systems around the world. Stored securely and centrally to reduce the response time for a city, a factory, or a large refinery where the consequences of a fire is often dramatic. Fire hoses are also used in case of flooding, for quick and safe dewatering of large or small areas.
Above is related to Large Fire Fighting. Should mention something about Fire Departments i.e. Norway. Have been supplying hoses for Norwegian Fire departments since the 60’s and still do.
With roots in the maritime industry dating back to 1775. Mandals delivers fire hoses also to the international maritime industry and our fire hoses have been standardized for offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, a proof of quality in the most demanding markets.
After the Fukushima accident the requirements for stand by emergency cooling systems have become stricter also for nuclear power plants, and Lay-flat hoses have proven to have the right properties in terms of pressure rating, flow rate and mobility for such critical systems.
Mandals Martex is an uncovered fully synthetic firehose made from circular woven polyester with an inner lining made from EPDM rubber.
The circular woven polyester is robust and does not rot when wet for extended periods. The hose is very lightweight and ideal for use where hoses have to be manhandled over longer distances.