Use, How to Use and Test a Fire Hose

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Fire hose as a tool for firefighters to drain water from the pressurized water source during a fire accident in a place, the source of this water could have come from a fire engine or hydrant pillar on the network installation in a building. Fire hoses help the process of extinguishing the fire to be faster because this hose can be pulled and stretched to the distant history. So the range is wider, although the fires are far from water sources can be handled using this fire hose. The distance that can be reached for the hose is 30 meters. If the distance fires still further, then the hose can be connected to another hose to be longer.

Use of Fire Hose

Fire hoses should also be treated well, once used to extinguish the fire hose rolled up neatly for easy time to be reused. Mechanical roll up fire hoses good there are 2 ways. That single roll and double roll. Single roll make one coupling into the center of the roll. While the second double roll coupling is outside the roll. Fire hoses should be checked on a regular basis, in addition to testing leaks and damage, it is also to anticipate that a fire hose not dry so it becomes stiff and difficult to use.

Procedure Using Fire Hose

The procedure after the use of the hose should also be considered, such as drying fire hoses for some time. Because if the hoses are rolled in wet conditions feared the hose will become sticky and moldy. As a result, if the moldy water out of the hose will not be maximized. Note also how when removing the hose from the water source, the correct way is pushing the end of the coil to parse / stretch hose and not immediately be forced to release. With correct use, the hose will certainly be more durable. As you pull the hose toward the fire point, note the runway used. Preferably the friction between the hose with the soil / asphalt and others must be minimized. Although the media used a fire hose canvas fiber is strong, if frequent friction with hard objects continuously it is feared the hose will leak and ultimately can not be used again.

Testing of Fire Hose System 

a. Pressure Tests

In pressure testing is necessary to know whether the test to all parts of the system installation of the fire extinguisher pipe.

Way of implementation will include: running fire hose tester to deliver water pressure all of branch pipes and open all valves in a while in order to know whether the water pressure that goes on each – each branch pipe in accordance with the desired and during the test should not be a change / reduction in pressure.

b. Testing Pipes and Flow

In this test flow – should be smooth so that the incoming flow rate approaching / equal to flow out. If it is not met then the installation of the system must be checked to ensure that the system was installed to function properly.

And then proceed with the testing of the other components in addition to the testing of fire hose : Tanks Testing, Sprinkler Automation System Testing and Valves Testing. All equipment fire extinguishing system is well tested and well so that is ready for use when needed.

Step testing is necessary here and must be implemented, and better done on a regular basis. Because the equipment will be ready for use, whenever necessary before the fire bigger and widespread that could cost or material losses are very large and may even be casualties.

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