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Appliance connectors play a critical safety role in kitchens and should be chosen with care

There’s no more important time to focus on details than when kitchen safety is on the line. That’s why T&S Brass leaves nothing to chance in ensuring its Safe-T-Link gas hoses are the reliable choice for safe, code-compliant kitchens.

Choosing yellow

Despite some misunderstanding in the marketplace, US and international codes call for pipes carrying flammable fluids to be identified using the color yellow. Current ANSI/ASME standards require yellow markings to indicate flammable and oxidizing fluids. Blue coloring is used to denote compressed air. Gas connectors for stationary equipment are likewise required to be yellow.

The ANSI Z21.69/CSA 6.16 standard governing connectors for moveable gas appliances does not specify a single color, though selecting yellow connectors is in keeping with other codes governing use throughout a facility, creating an overall consistency that supports smart function and increases safety.

At-a-glance recognition by color helps emergency responders quickly identify the contents they’re dealing with in case of an emergency. And even in situations of routine maintenance, there’s the possibility for dangerous miscommunication with service providers if they see blue hoses or pipes and believe them to carry a non-hazardous material.

Safe-T-Link appliance connectors are solid yellow to support safe operation.

Quality matters

When dangerous materials like gas are involved, even one failure can be catastrophic. Kitchens are best protected by high-quality appliance connectors that are less likely to weaken, fray or fail.

T&S Safe-T-Link appliance connectors are designed and constructed for long-term durability:

  • A hydro-formed corrugated hose of aircraft-grade stainless steel is flexible, durable, and fatigue- and crack-resistant. Other brands’ mechanically formed corrugated hoses that are bent into shape may experience thinning of the hose wall
  • Extruded coating provides greater strength and flexibility than dipped coatings, which can have irregularities or uneven coating. Dipped coating can also seep into the braiding, reducing flexibility
  • Tight braid increases tensile strength
  • Welded fittings do not pull off under stress

In addition, Safe-T-Link hoses include several features to increase convenience and ease of use, such as FreeSpin ends that rotate even when tight, eliminating twisted hoses and extending connector life.

Increasing usable kitchen space

SwiveLink connectors prevent gas hoses from twisting and kinking when pushed against the wall, allowing appliances to sit closer to the wall and increasing usable kitchen space. SwiveLink connectors also increase the reach of the gas hose when moving equipment for cleaning or maintenance.

The Posi-Set wheel placement system ensures proper relocation of equipment after moving for cleaning or repairs.

Safe-T-Link gas hoses are available in four NPT diameters and five lengths to accommodate every kitchen.

Further details:

Learn more about Safe-T-Link appliance connectors at www.tsbrass.com.