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Jo Bird announces new top quality, durable fire hose cabinet





Jo Bird announces new top quality, durable fire hose cabinet for commercial shipping market

Available from March 2019, the SOS300 fire hose cabinet just launched by award winning UK business Jo Bird is designed to offer the commercial shipping market a top quality, durable product. The cabinet can house up to a 25 metre long fire hose together with a jet spray nozzle and has additional flexibility thanks to the investment in design and finish.

The modern design of the injection moulded cabinet means the SOS300 provides better functionality, UV resistance, weather sealing, longevity and aesthetics. Life time costs are lower because the cabinet is made from corrosion resistant material, including all components, giving improved product life span. Excellent weather protection is also provided by the high quality push fit EPDM seal and the use of UV resistant ASA which means it will only degrade very slowly under strong UV light.

Jo Bird has thought about every aspect of the design of the SOS300 including the provision of a quick release bungee cord with a hook for swift access to the fire hose, saving vital seconds. The fire hose is protected from abrasion by the internal fixings and these are vibration resistant so that the catch and hinge remain firmly attached. There are either left or right hinged door openings so the SOS300 can be fitted in restricted spaces and the rotary door handle can be fitted with an anti-tamper seal.

There is a simple fixing arrangement with reinforced areas on the inside for bolting to bulkheads or hand rails and the fire hose cabinet has been designed to cope with a temperature range of -20C to +50C.

Jo Bird is expecting a high demand from the shipping market that has been waiting for a top quality product that is both keenly priced and durable enough to withstand the harsh marine conditions that often result in frequent replacements of less resilient cabinets. It is aiming to despatch product within 48 hours of an order and distributors will also be encouraged to carry the product.

Jo Bird is offering a three year guarantee against manufacturing defects.

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Editor's Notes:

Since its establishment in 1986, Jo Bird has developed its products to meet the demands of a range of industries and environments. Its Firebird GRP cabinets and Toughstore cabinets are used by clients around the world, including multinational companies such as BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Total. Jo Bird also operates in the energy sector (offshore wind, oil & gas, refining, power generation), as well as marine and defence. The company is also able to custom make cabinets to protect equipment as small as a smoke hood and as large as 120 lifejackets.

Uniquely among UK manufacturers, Jo Bird has been awarded Lloyd's Register Type Test Approval for many of its lifesaving and fire safety storage solutions. This, together with the ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, serves as an independent endorsement of the quality of its products.

Feb2019 (Jo Bird 04)