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Lifeline T Connector For Extinguisher Pipe – 6mm

T piece for use with semi rigid alloy fire extinguisher tubing. Available to suit 6mm or 10mm tube

Lifeline Zero 2000 Nozzle

Fire extinguisher nozzle to be used only with the Lifeline Zero 2000 range of extinguishers. Available to suit either 6mm or 10mm

Lifeline Zero 2000 Nozzle – To Suit 10mm Tube

Fire extinguisher nozzle to be used only with the Lifeline Zero 2000 range of extinguishers. Available to suit either 6mm or 10mm

Lifeline Zero 2000 Nozzle – To Suit 6mm Tube

Fire extinguisher nozzle to be used only with the Lifeline Zero 2000 range of extinguishers. Available to suit either 6mm or 10mm

Lifeline Zero 3620 Electrical Fire Extinguisher Systems – Fixed Outlet – 3kg Cockpit Bottle With Fixed Outlet

Following the successful introduction of the Lifeline Zero 3620 fire suppression system, Lifeline has launched the Zero 3620 Firemarshal, a further development of the original system, designed to meet the increase in demand as more categories are required to use systems approved to the FIA 8865 suppression standard. This new standard is now mandatory in WRC

£2918.63

Lifeline Zero 3620 Electrical Fire Extinguisher Systems – Remote Outlet – 3kg Cockpit Bottle With Remote Outlet

Following the successful introduction of the Lifeline Zero 3620 fire suppression system, Lifeline has launched the Zero 3620 Firemarshal, a further development of the original system, designed to meet the increase in demand as more categories are required to use systems approved to the FIA 8865 suppression standard. This new standard is now mandatory in WRC

£3163.30

Lifeline Hand Held Extinguisher Retaining Straps – Size 1

These retaining straps are designed for use with Lifeline hand held fire extinguishers. The inside of the strap features a foam padding to protect the surface of the extinguisher. Sold individually. Size 1: 1.0ltr AFFF Hand Held Zero 360 1.0kg Novec 1230 Hand Held – Grey Size 2: 1.75ltr AFFF Hand Held 2.4ltr AFFF Hand Held Zero 360

Lifeline Hand Held Extinguisher Retaining Straps – Size 2

These retaining straps are designed for use with Lifeline hand held fire extinguishers. The inside of the strap features a foam padding to protect the surface of the extinguisher. Sold individually. Size 1: 1.0ltr AFFF Hand Held Zero 360 1.0kg Novec 1230 Hand Held – Grey Size 2: 1.75ltr AFFF Hand Held 2.4ltr AFFF Hand Held Zero 360

Lifeline Locking T Handle Pull Cable – 12 ft long

A locking pull cable with a T handle complete with panel fittings and solderless nipple used for remote operation of a mechanical fire extinguisher or battery master

Lifeline Locking T Handle Pull Cable – 6ft Long

A locking pull cable with a T handle complete with panel fittings and solderless nipple used for remote operation of a mechanical fire extinguisher or battery master

Lifeline T Connector For Extinguisher Pipe – 10mm

T piece for use with semi rigid alloy fire extinguisher tubing. Available to suit 6mm or 10mm tube

Lifeline Extinguisher Tubing – 8mm

A semi rigid alloy tubing suitable for SPA Design AFFF / Lifeline Zero 2000, Zero 360 and Zero 0 plumbed in extinguisher systems. Priced per metre and supplied in 1 continuous length where

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/4 Bsp 10mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/4 Bsp 6mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/4 Bsp 8mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/8 Bsp 10mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/8 Bsp 6mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Screw In T Fitting – 1/8 Bsp 8mm Diameter Pipe

A T type fitting to screw into the extinguisher outlet and join to 2 semi rigid pipes. Available to suit 1/8 bsp & 1/4 bsp extinguisher threads and 6, 8 & 10mm pipe

Lifeline Extinguisher Tubing – 10mm

A semi rigid alloy tubing suitable for SPA Design AFFF / Lifeline Zero 2000, Zero 360 and Zero 0 plumbed in extinguisher systems. Priced per metre and supplied in 1 continuous length where

Lifeline Extinguisher Tubing – 6mm

A semi rigid alloy tubing suitable for SPA Design AFFF / Lifeline Zero 2000, Zero 360 and Zero 0 plumbed in extinguisher systems. Priced per metre and supplied in 1 continuous length where

Lifeline Bulkhead Fitting For Extinguisher Pipe – Suit 10mm Pipe

A fitting used for when a fire extinguisher tube passes through a panel or bulkhead. Available to suit 6mm or 10mm diameter semi rigid alloy

The Knowledge

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.