Intrinsically Safe Hose Continuity Tester
The OhmGuard electrical continuity tester is designed to test hoses used on vacuum trucks, tank trucks and plant equipment prior to the transfer of flammable or combustible products.
Hoses play an important role in hazardous area operations and owing to their direct interaction with moving liquids and powders can be at risk of becoming electrostatically charged. At no point in its structure should the metal components of a hose be permitted to accumulate static electricity.
Examples of metal components that have the potential to accumulate static charge are couplings and metal wire helixes.
Periodic resistance testing of hoses with meters by a responsible person (experienced electrician) helps identify potentially faulty hoses so that they can be removed from service.
Another option is to supply drivers with an easy to use hose continuity tester that provides an LED indicator to indicate a PASS or FAIL test of the hose. It should be emphasized that drivers must be suitably trained as being competent to use such testers.
Easy to Operate
- Easy to operate with a one time test with visual GO / NO GO indication
- Provides operators with visual indication of a true connection via a pulsing green LED
High Intensity Flashing Green LEDS
- Enables early detection of faults without the need to wait for scheduled periodic testing