FIRE HYDRANT PRESSURE AND FLOW TESTING IN MELBOURNE
Australia Fire Protection (AFP) offers fire hydrant services in Melbourne. Hydrants are the most crucial elements during firefighting. Boosters work along hydrants to boost water flow and pressure.A Fire Brigade depend on hydrants more than any other piece of equipment for firefighting. Thus, the sustenance of the hydrant system at the time of a firefighting operation is a matter of life and death. Any obstruction in the system may restrict the flow of water from the pipe to the fire. This, at worst, could lead to wide scale casualties.
Such a condition may arise for a variety of reasons. It may be corrosion of the pipe, low quality equipment, faulty valves, or the failure of hydrant system by itself.
To ensure this doesn’t happen with you or anyone in emergency, Australia Fire Protection offers many types of fire hydrant services in Melbourne, principally.
HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE TESTING:
Checks the sustenance of the hydrant system to handle elevated water pressures that are required during firefighting.
HYDRANT BOOSTER FLOW TESTING:
During a firefighting operation the flow must be streamline and continuous. Thus, AFP carries out hydrant booster flow testing.
WHY AFP FIRE HYDRANT SERVICES IN MELBOURNE?
- Active fire fighters, sprinkler fitters and industrial technicians on board
- Regular service, and examination of your fire hydrant system
- AS1851 inspection and testing
- Modern testing facilities and flow testing equipment
FIRE HYDRANT SERVICES BY AUSTRALIA FIRE PROTECTION IN MELBOURNE
- Regular servicing and examination
- AS1851, AS2419, AS2118 compliant
- Hydrostatic pressure test
- Hydrant booster flow testing
- Booster service/overhaul
What is Fire Hydrant Pressure and Flow Test?
The fire hydrant is a means of accessing the water distribution system in case of fire emergencies. Regular tests ensure that the fire hydrant functions optimally to avoid failure during a crisis. Fire hydrant pressure and flow tests are conducted to ensure adequate water supply to the fire protection system. The property owner is responsible for conducting regular tests of the fire hydrant. The functionality of the hydrant is tested by doing the fire hydrant pressure and flow test at least five times a year.
How is Fire Hydrant Flow Test and Pressure Test Done?
Fire hydrant flow test determines the pressure and the flow of water at any given point in the city’s water distribution system. A pitot gauge is used to test the water pressure by measuring static (non-flowing) and residual (flowing) pressure and water discharge rate in gallons per minute. The Hydrant test equipment is attached to the standpipe to ascertain the force of water. As per Australian standard 2419.1-2005, Fire hydrant installations should have a residual pressure of 150- 200 kPa and a flow of 10l/s.
What is Hydrostatic Pressure Testing?
Hydrostatic Pressure testing is done to ascertain the capacity of the hydrant system to handle pressure at the time of firefighting. The ability of the hydrant system gets impacted by the faulty valves, corrosion, low-quality equipment, and failure of the hydrant system. Pressure Testing is done by filling the unit with water, removing air in the unit, and pressuring the system with 1.5 times the pressure limit and inspecting the system for failures. The specialist will check for any leakages that could be present in the hydrant.
How Often is It Needed to Test the Fire Hydrant System?
As per the requirement of AS1851, one needs to perform five tests annually to ascertain the functionality of the hydrant system under pressure. Professional fire hydrant services like Australia Fire Protection will provide comprehensive fire protection services like regular servicing and examination, hydrostatic pressure test, hydrant booster flow test, and booster flow testing. Our customers are assured of the complete safety and functionality of their fire hydrant system during emergencies.
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