First Hose offers a range of industrial accessories for the offshore oil and gas industry, including self-sealing couplings used to disconnect flexible pipelines without causing spillage. Couplings are available in aluminium, gunmetal and stainless steel with sizes ranging from 1.5” to 4”. A set consists of two halves, the hose unit (female half) normally found connected to the flexible hose and the tank unit (male half) normally connected to a fixed point i.e. a ship’s manifold.

Hose units are opened by a rotational movement (clockwise 180 degrees) when hooked onto the tank unit. Both halves have a poppet valve which closes prior to the coupling being disconnected, thus providing a self-seal which prevents spillage.

They are available with a variety of elastomers for a wide range of applications. Hose units have female thread connections while the tank units have an option of flanges or threads on most sizes.

Please contact our sales office for further advice.