ReCoila , an Australian manufacturer of hose reels for over 25 years, has recently released an improved version of its popular Oxy-Acetylene reel - another innovative addition to the extensive range of ReCoila hose reels (and cable reels).
ReCoila models OA615 and OA68 reels are fitted with twin oxy-acetylene hose for use in heating, cutting, welding, brazing, soldering etc. keeping the hoses safely protected when not in use.
The new ReCoila oxy-acetylene reels have the swivel fitted externally rather than internally (which is what all other manufacturers of PVC oxy-acetylene hose reels do).
Safety was the key issue in ReCoila engineers designing the reel with an innovative external swivel.
Seals in swivels used in oxy-acetylene hose reels need to be serviced regularly to reduce the potential of leaks - the regularity is dependent on cyclic usage however ReCoila recommends a minimum of 12 months between servicing of the o-ring seals.
A major problem with internal swivels used in oxy-acetylene hose reels is that the swivel is unseen (out of sight - out of mind) and hence often can be the case where swivel maintenance is not done regularly.
When leaks do occur in oxy-acetylene reels it is usually the case that ignition of the leaking acetylene, an extremely flammable gas, is caused by sparks 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 is unseen until at some point the reel material eventually begins to melt and burn slowly - from the inside out! At which point the damage is done and the possibility of explosion increases.
The advantages of the external swivel on the ReCoila oxy-acetylene reels are, firstly the swivel is in full view hence a reminder to service the seals - secondly if a leak does occur it is external to the reel, can be seen quite clearly and hence can be quickly attended to.
ReCoila - safety first in oxy-acetylene hose reels.
As with all ReCoila reels, the oxy-acetylene models are constructed using the best quality materials available. The reels are made of U.V. stabilized copolymer poly-propylene which is resistant to acids, alkalis and a large range of chemicals - additionally
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 reels are backed with a 5 year warranty (conditions apply) - a testament to the superior quality of ReCoila reels made right here where the buck stops - Australia.