Smart-Hose Technologies”Smart-Hose safety system connects a coated cable within the hose boreto the valve plungers, wedges, or flappers at hose endpoints. Acting asa compression spring, the cable will hold valves open when conditionsare normal. The instant thrust is eliminated due to coupling ejection,hose stretching, or hose separation, both valves seat themselves,stopping all flow in either direction. The technology is a good fit forapplications in chemical processing, offshore drilling, agriculture,petroleum refining, rail, highway or ocean-going transportation,pharmaceuticals, and food processing. The hose technology has receivedU.S. Department of Transportation exemption for railcar unloading, tankcar loading, and the governmental mandate requiring a passive devicefor the loading and unloading of compressed gas cargo tankers.