Smart-hose Technologies announces the issuance of Patent Number US 8,336,570 B2, for the Smart-hose Breakaway fitting

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Zena Associates LLC, DBA Smart-hose Technologies announces the issuance of patent number US 8,336,570 B2. Senior Engineer Robert Cardona is of inventor of the Smart-hose Break-away fitting.

The Smart-Hose Break-away fitting addresses the devastating consequences related to drive-away accidents that can occur in any hazardous chemical transfer applications.
The industry leader in the manufacturing of industrial safety hose assemblies that are designed and integrated with internal valves in each end fitting announced the receipt of their new Smart-hose Break-away fitting patent.

“The hose assembly represents the weak link in any transfer operation,” said Bob Cardona Senior Engineer for Smart-Hose Technologies. “However, during a pull-away incident a 2” textile braided hose can exceed 12,000 lbs. of pull force before it breaks. At those forces plant plumbing, bulkheads and tank truck hard piping are at risk,” explains Mr. Cardona.

The Smart-Hose Break-away is a 360 degree break-away. Designed with rugged shock proof annular seals and a built in bumper, the Smart-hose Break-away works in conjunction with the Smart-Hose safety system. Equipped with schedule 80 316 SS fittings and custom engineered break points the Smart-hose Break-away safety system can offer the end user full flow break-away protection that requires no yearly maintenance. It is designed to meet both the LPG and NH3 industry standard of 5 to 1 burst specifications. Currently available in 2” Male NPT or Female NPT. The Smart-hose Break-away is designed to reduce plant and tank truck hard pipe damage associated with drive away incidents.

About Smart-hose Technologies:

Located in Folcroft, Pa. Smart-hose Technologies is a global provider of industrial safety hose assemblies. Smart-hose Technologies produces an engineered and patented hose assembly that is designed with internal valves built into each end fitting. If the hose assembly experiences a catastrophic hose failure the Smart-Hose safety system is designed to instantaneously shut down the flow in both directions. The Smart-hose safety system is a passive safety device and therefore, needs no human intervention to engage.

Smart-hose Technologies currently produces safety hose assemblies from ¼” to 8” ID. The Smart-hose Break-away will initially be produced for 2” transport hoses with other sizes to follow. The Smart-Hose Break-away system will work in the following markets:
LPG, NH3, Petroleum, Chemical and Petro-Chemical markets and works equally as well with industrial fluids and industrial gases.

The company’s mission is to produce the safest hose assembly in the world. With international sales, Smart-hose Technologies is making the industrial world a safer place to do business, one hose assembly at a time. Any hose, any fitting, any application… Smart-hose Technologies can make your transfer operation safer.

For additional information visit:


Andrea Guevara
Smart-hose Technologies
Phone: 215-730-9000 ext. 120

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