Elkhart Brass 1.5″ Celcon Ball
An Elkhart Brass 1.5″ Celcon Ball refers to a component used in firefighting equipment, specifically in firefighting nozzles or hose connections. Elkhart Brass is a company that manufactures and supplies firefighting equipment, including nozzles, valves, monitors, and accessories.
A 1.5″ Celcon Ball is a ball made of Celcon material (a type of thermoplastic known as acetal copolymer) with a diameter of 1.5 inches. This ball is used as part of a swivel joint in firefighting nozzles, allowing the nozzle to pivot and rotate smoothly while maintaining a proper seal. The Celcon material is chosen for its durability, low friction, and resistance to wear, as well as its ability to withstand the demanding conditions often encountered during firefighting operations.
The story of Elkhart Brass began in 1902 when Albert Faulkner and Frederick Kerslake founded the company in Elkhart, Indiana. The small town was chosen for its strategic location, which allowed easy access to major transportation routes. Over the years, Elkhart Brass has evolved and grown to meet the changing needs of the firefighting industry, with a strong emphasis on research and development. This commitment to innovation has helped the company expand its product line and establish a global presence.
Elkhart Brass manufactures a wide range of firefighting equipment, including fire hose nozzles, monitors, valves, foam eductors, and accessories. Some of their key products include:
- Nozzles: Elkhart Brass offers a variety of nozzles designed for different firefighting applications. These include handline, master stream, and portable nozzles, with selectable flow options and fog or straight stream capabilities.
- Monitors: Also known as water cannons or deck guns, monitors are crucial for directing large volumes of water onto fires. Elkhart Brass designs and manufactures a wide range of monitors, including fixed, portable, and remote-controlled models.
- Valves: Firefighters require reliable and easy-to-use valves to control water flow during emergencies. Elkhart Brass produces several types of valves, such as gate valves, ball valves, and butterfly valves, each designed for specific applications.
- Foam Equipment: Foam is an essential firefighting tool for extinguishing flammable liquid fires. Elkhart Brass manufactures foam eductors, proportioners, and other foam-related accessories to provide effective fire suppression solutions.
- Accessories: In addition to the primary equipment, Elkhart Brass also produces various firefighting accessories, such as hydrant wrenches, hose ramps, adapters, and hose storage solutions.