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Die-Pat warns against using non-accredited catering gas hoses

Following several reports in the press about the dangers of substandard gas hoses, Die-Pat strongly urges our customers and colleagues in the industry against using non-accredited catering hoses.

While we understand that cost efficiency is a top priority for our customers, the importance of using high quality, fully accredited gas hoses cannot be stressed enough. This is an area where substandard hoses and failure to maintain and replace them when necessary can lead to serious injury and even fatalities.

Sub standard hoses are designed to reduce cost and don’t have to stand up to the scrutiny of BSi testing. They compromise on safety in a variety of ways:

  • They are made from a lower grade stainless steel that can corrode
  • The PVC covers contain high chloride content, which can be a cause of corrosion
  • The quick release couplers can have lower grade sealing rings that often leak
  • They are rated at a lower temperature, which is dangerous in the event of a fire
  • The brass couplers will normally be made of a very low cost brass, which are prone to fracture and subsequent leakage
  • They are not as flexible and therefore more likely to fracture

In addition, substandard hoses are not subject to the cycle testing which is required within the BS669 pt 2 standard and ISO10380. This is a crucial part of the BSi testing and at Die-Pat, we ensure all of our hoses meet this cycle testing requirement.

What to look out for

Never choose a supplier who cannot provide a certificate with their hoses or those who claim their hoses “Generally conform to” or are “Manufactured in accordance with”. All suppliers of approved hoses will be able to supply a certificate.

Gas hoses by Die-Pat

Our Caterquip brand of hoses offers fully welded, corrugated, stainless steel catering gas hose assemblies manufactured to the highest specification in order to meet the legal requirements of gas supply in catering appliances, using first, second and third family gases.

Caterquip hoses come with a quick-release valved coupler that cuts off the gas supply when disconnected. This special coupler must be installed in accordance with BS6173-1990 standard for mobile catering units, with the restraining device supplied. The restraining device meets the required minimum tensile load specification as per BS 669 Part 2:1997.

Key safety features include:

  • 100% pressure tested prior to dispatch
  • Extremely flexible and durable
  • Hygienic wipe-clean wrinkle free yellow PVC cover
  • All assemblies supplied with restraining kit
  • Heavy duty braided stainless steel hose option available
  • Fully welded end connection
  • UK made
  • New Bsi certification received and up to date till 2020
  • We print our hoses with our brand “Caterquip” – non-branded hoses are merely poor copies!
  • ½” – ¾” and 1” hoses available in lengths – 500 mm / 1000 mm / 1250 mm & 1500 mm

Our heavy-duty braided hoses are also fully approved and within our certificate of supply.

For more information and to see our full range, please visit the comprehensive gas hoses section on our website:

Alternatively, our sales team is always happy to answer any questions on 01327 311144.