Fire Hydrant Servicing

Why servicing fire hydrant is crucial? Regular service of all Fire Hydrants is crucial to ensure the reliability of Fire Hydrant.It will increase life span of Fire Hydrant System.

No regular service of Fire Hydrant result in reduces the ability and performance to function on expected levels which can put both people and property in danger. Fire Hydrant servicing and test should be carried out by Fire Systems’s engineers by every six months based on risk assessment.

Task Needs to Carried Out for Fire Hydrant Inspection, Testing and Maintenance:

In presence of fire authority and the owner occupier of the premises or his representative inspection should be carried out with wet test of private under-ground fire hydrant. In case of fire hydrants are supplied from mains, arrangement should be made with water undertaking before tests are carried out.

Fire Systems’s Engineer inspects and tests following condition and take remedial action if necessary:

  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Inaccessible Fire Hydrant
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Make Fire Hydrant Accessible
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Barrel contains water (presence of water could indicate a faulty drain, a leaky hydrant valve, or high groundwater table.)
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair and drain (for high groundwater it could be necessary to plug the drain and pump out the barrel after each user)
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Improper drainage from barrel
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair Drain
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Leaks in outlets or at top of hydrant
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair or replace gaskets, packing, or parts as necessary
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Cracks in hydrant barrel
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair or replace
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Tightness of outlet caps
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Lubricate and tighten if necessary
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Worn outlet thread
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair or replace
  • Type of fault in Fire Hydrant System: Worn hydrant operating nut
  • Solution of Fire Hydrant System: Repair or replace

Testing Fire Hydrants:

Fire hydrants shall be tested every six month to ensure proper operation and function by Fire System.

FollowingSteps shall be taken:

  • Each hydrant shall be opened fully and water flowed until all foreign material has cleared.
  • Flow shall be maintained for not less than 1 minute.
  • After operation, hydrants shall be observed for proper drainage from the barrel
  • Full drainage shall take no longer than 60 minutes.
  • Where soil condition or other factors are such that the hydrant barrel does not drain within 60 minutes or where the groundwater level is above that of the hydrant drain, the hydrant drain shall be plugged and the water in the barrel shall be pumped out.
  • Record estimated amount of water used in the test.
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