Flame-Protection Solutions – FireShield®
Our flame protection solutions are composed of textured inner glass fibers. These are used for protecting sensitive hoses and pipes, hydraulic lines and cabling in, for example, steel foundries, blast furnaces and forges. Our flame protection solutions are also indispensable in the aviation industry, where they are used to ensure the functionality of the aircraft in case of an emergency (engine failure, fire, etc.).
GREMCO’S FireShield® products are designed to protect hoses, cables and wire harnesses from high heat exposure, flames, molten metal splashes and welding sparks. FireShield® is a high-quality, extruded, silicon rubber-coated fiberglass sleeving, which can be easily installed over hoses and expanded over fittings and connections.
GREMCO’S FireShield® is also available in aerospace grade, which withstands short-term flame exposure to up to 2000°F (1093°C) when installed on a hose assembly that meets SAE Aerospace Standard 1055, and in our industrial grade, which is designed for less demanding applications.
- Operating temperatures: -53°C – 260°C/ -65°F to 500°F
- Short-term exposure to up to 1093°C / 2000°F
- Temporary protective barrier against flame penetration
- Resistant to hydraulic fluids, lubricating oils and other acids
- Protection against mechanical and environmental influences
GREMCO’s FireShield® hosing is made of Type 2 silicone rubber composites manufactured by coating a fiberglass-braided backing with a specially formulated coating of red oxide silicone rubber. The standard product meets the requirements of SAE Aerospace Standard AS1072 Type 2. Suitable hoses covered with Aerospace FireShield® have been tested in accordance with UL 73/SAE 1055 and have allowed hose manufacturers to meet the following specifications: UL 181, SAE 1055 Class A and B, and FAA standards TSO-C53a and TSO-C75.
GREMCO’s FireShield® flame-retardant product solution is furthermore available in a variety of colors.
Our industrial FireShield® flame solutions are available in a variety of colors. More information about the applications and composition of the FireShield® can also be found in our magazine. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact our GREMCO Sales Engineers. We will help you quickly and professionally.