RECOILA Reels , an Australian manufacturer of hose reels for over 25 years, has released an improved version of its oxy-propane reel - an innovative addition to the extensive range of ReCoila hose reels and cable reels.
ReCoila Reels’ OP615 and OP68 reels are fitted with twin oxy-propane hose for use in heating, cutting, welding, brazing, soldering etc –this keeps the hoses safely protected when not in use.
The new ReCoila oxy-propane reels have the swivel fitted externally rather than internally, which is what all other manufacturers of PVC oxy-propane hose reels do, says ReCoila Reels.
Safety was the key issue for ReCoila Reels’ engineers when they designed the reel with an innovative external swivel.
Seals in swivels used in oxy-propane hose reels need to be serviced regularly to reduce the potential of leaks - the regularity is dependent on cyclic usage, however, ReCoila Reels recommends a minimum of 12 months between servicing of the o-ring seals.
A major problem with internal swivels used in oxy-propane hose reels is that the swivel is unseen (out of sight - out of mind), therefore swivel maintenance is not done regularly, says ReCoila Reels.
When leaks do occur in oxy-propane reels sparks can cause the ignition of the leaking acetylene, an extremely flammable gas, often from grinding in the near vicinity.
Small leaks, when ignited, result in a small flame emanating from the swivel (similar to a pilot light in a gas heater) - this small flame in an internal swivel is unseen until at some point the reel material eventually begins to melt and burn slowly - from the inside out. At this point the damage is done and the possibility of explosion increases, according to ReCoila Reels.
The advantages of the external swivel on the ReCoila oxy-propane reels are, firstly, the swivel is in full view hence there is a reminder to service the seals and secondly, if a leak does occur it is external to the reel, can be seen quite clearly and therefore can be quickly attended to.
ReCoila Reels - safety first in oxy-propane hose reels
As with all ReCoila’s reels, the oxy-propane models are constructed using the best quality materials available.
The reels are made of UV stabilised copolymer poly-propylene, which is resistant to acids, alkalis and a large range of chemicals.
These reels use full bore, full flow solid brass swivels and the highest quality finished edge spring for maximum durability, unparalleled performance and longevity.
All ReCoila’s reels are backed with a five year warranty (conditions apply) - a testament to the superior quality of ReCoila’s reels, which are made right here in Australia.