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SPA Design Nozzle For AFFF Extinguisher – Suit 6mm Piipe

A nozzle designed specifically to be used with plumbed in foam extinguisher systems only. Available to suit 6mm or 8mm pipe

€38.55

SPA Design Nozzle For AFFF Extinguisher – Suit 8mm Pipe

A nozzle designed specifically to be used with plumbed in foam extinguisher systems only. Available to suit 6mm or 8mm pipe

€38.55

SPA Design Hand Held Fire Extinguisher Retaining Straps

These retaining straps have been designed for use with the hand held range of SPA Design fire extinguishers. Available in a choice of sizes to suit various bottles; 0.9 ltr, 1.75 ltr and 2.4

€10.82

SPA Design Extreme Gas Hand Held Fire Extinguisher – 2.0Kg

Extreme is a new environmentally friendly gas fire extinguisher system which uses 3M’s Novec 1230, a halon gas replacement with zero ozone depletion and is non toxic. A further bonus with the Novec 1230 gas is that it leaves no residue and has no adverse effect on delicate electrical components. These hand held extinguishers are available in 2kg and

€388.53

SPA Design Extreme Gas Hand Held Fire Extinguisher – 3.0Kg

Extreme is a new environmentally friendly gas fire extinguisher system which uses 3M’s Novec 1230, a halon gas replacement with zero ozone depletion and is non toxic. A further bonus with the Novec 1230 gas is that it leaves no residue and has no adverse effect on delicate electrical components. These hand held extinguishers are available in 2kg and

€493.40

SPA Design FIA Approved Extinguisher Mounts – Large Size

A pair of fire extinguisher mounts designed to meet FIA regulations. Includes 2 x retaining brackets and 2 x bolted straps. The straps are also available to purchase separately. Available in two sizes. Large – Fits 2.25, 3.375 & 4 litre (not slimline) bottles with a diameter of 156mm Small – Fits 2.25 slimline bottle with a diameter of

€50.60

SPA Design FIA Approved Extinguisher Mounts – Large Size – Strap Only

A pair of fire extinguisher mounts designed to meet FIA regulations. Includes 2 x retaining brackets and 2 x bolted straps. The straps are also available to purchase separately. Available in two sizes. Large – Fits 2.25, 3.375 & 4 litre (not slimline) bottles with a diameter of 156mm Small – Fits 2.25 slimline bottle with a diameter of

€25.30

SPA Design FIA Approved Extinguisher Mounts – Small Size

A pair of fire extinguisher mounts designed to meet FIA regulations. Includes 2 x retaining brackets and 2 x bolted straps. The straps are also available to purchase separately. Available in two sizes. Large – Fits 2.25, 3.375 & 4 litre (not slimline) bottles with a diameter of 156mm Small – Fits 2.25 slimline bottle with a diameter of

€50.60

SPA Design FIA Approved Extinguisher Mounts – Small Size – Strap Only

A pair of fire extinguisher mounts designed to meet FIA regulations. Includes 2 x retaining brackets and 2 x bolted straps. The straps are also available to purchase separately. Available in two sizes. Large – Fits 2.25, 3.375 & 4 litre (not slimline) bottles with a diameter of 156mm Small – Fits 2.25 slimline bottle with a diameter of

€25.30

SPA Design Fire Extinguisher Tubing – 6mm O.D

Designed for use with SPA Design plumbed in fire extinguishers and is available in a choice of 6mm or 8mm outer diameter. Sold in metre increments and in one continous length where

SPA Design Fire Extinguisher Tubing – 8mm O.D

Designed for use with SPA Design plumbed in fire extinguishers and is available in a choice of 6mm or 8mm outer diameter. Sold in metre increments and in one continous length where

Simoni Racing Seat Harness Pads – Red, Red

The Simoni Racing Harness Pads offer additional comfort when fitted to standard seat belts or Harnesses. The pads are velcro fastening and are supplied as a

€15.71

Simoni Racing Seat Harness Pads – Black, Black

The Simoni Racing Harness Pads offer additional comfort when fitted to standard seat belts or Harnesses. The pads are velcro fastening and are supplied as a

€15.71

Simoni Racing Seat Harness Pads – Blue, Blue

The Simoni Racing Harness Pads offer additional comfort when fitted to standard seat belts or Harnesses. The pads are velcro fastening and are supplied as a

€15.71

Race Safety Accessories Replacement 3 Bar Adjuster For Harnesses – For 2" Wide Harness Straps

Replacement 3 bar adjuster (sliders) in black powdercoated steel for harnesses. *Note* – Using non original parts on an FIA approved harness may invalidate the

Race Safety Accessories Replacement 3 Bar Adjuster For Harnesses – For 3" Wide Harness Straps

Replacement 3 bar adjuster (sliders) in black powdercoated steel for harnesses. *Note* – Using non original parts on an FIA approved harness may invalidate the

OMP Nozzle 90 Degree Connector For Platinum Series Fire Extinguishers – 6mm

These 90 degree nozzle connectors are suitable only for use with the Platinum range of fire extinguishers from OMP. Available in a choice of 6mm or 8mm

OMP Nozzle 90 Degree Connector For Platinum Series Fire Extinguishers – 8mm

These 90 degree nozzle connectors are suitable only for use with the Platinum range of fire extinguishers from OMP. Available in a choice of 6mm or 8mm

OMP Nozzle T-Coupling For Platinum Fire Extinguishers – 6mm

These T-Coupling connectors are only suitable for the Platinum Series fire extinguishers from OMP. Available in a choice of sizes to suit 6mm or 8mm diameter

OMP Nozzle T-Coupling For Platinum Fire Extinguishers – 8mm

These T-Coupling connectors are only suitable for the Platinum Series fire extinguishers from OMP. Available in a choice of sizes to suit 6mm or 8mm diameter

THE KNOWLEDGE

Safety

Safety issues in motorsports

With their high speeds and high skill levels, motorsports contain a certain level of danger and have in the past led to a number of fatal incidents involving not only drivers but also spectators. Fortunately, practitioners of the sport have long been aware of these dangers, and therefore such stakeholders as equipment manufacturers, automotive engineers, organisations like the Motor Sports Association or the FIA Foundation, and drivers themselves are constantly collaborating to make the sport safer and to protect drivers, both through technological advances as well as by setting rigorous standards for safe practices. One of the results of these regulatory and research efforts is that there is now a wide variety of car safety products on the market from top brands, all meticulously designed and carefully tested to ensure that even in the unlikely event of an accident, your vehicle will keep you and your fellow occupants safe.

What types of equipment should you consider?

Equipment designed to keep you safe comes in various forms, including fire suppression systems, roll cages and harnesses. Unlike most other high-performance auto gear, these are rarely used on a day-to-day basis, and yet they must provide exceptional performance during an emergency scenario, which means that they need to be ultra-reliable. Hence, the standards for such equipment tend to be very high, and before you complete your purchase you should always check the products for compliance with UK/EU legislation or FIA/MSA regulations.

Fire suppression systems

Fire represents one of the most immediate dangers in motorsports, and so serious drivers should consider investing in equipment to combat it. Modern high-tech fire suppression comes in a very wide range of formats, from small hand-held fire extinguishers commonly known from household use, to manually operated yet integrated extinguishing systems, to large automatic onboard systems that are triggered automatically if the cabin temperature reaches a certain point.

Roll cages

These are rigid frame-like structures that are constructed out of high-strength steel and are designed to protect a vehicle’s occupants from injury during an impact. These can range from the relatively simple roll bar, which provides some degree of protection in the event of a rollover, to bolt-in cages, which offer a significantly higher level of protection, to the more expensive weld-in cages, which are lightweight and also provide enhanced stability and protection.

Harnesses

Harnesses come in a variety of shapes and vary in the number of points they use, i.e. at how many points the straps are fastened to the vehicle. While seat belts in normal cars come in the 3-point format, harnesses for motorsports can be bolted in at 4, 5 or 6 points, both for increasing levels of stability during the drive and for enhanced security during an incident. Most harnesses are lightweight yet rugged and come with quick release mechanisms.

What else should I consider when purchasing safety equipment?

Due to the inherent dangers, motorsports enthusiasts should be aware that keeping everyone safe is a top priority, which means that you need to invest as much time and effort in it as you would in anything else. Therefore, when it comes to choosing the right equipment for your needs and budget, consider going for trusted and recognised brands that have been properly tested and come with a quality guarantee. Make sure that the gear has the necessary approval marks and meets the required standards. Finally, if you do happen to come across an incredibly cheap top brand product that seems to good to be true, be cautious as there are counterfeit products out there.

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