Fire Hydrants And Sprinklers System

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Fire hydrants are an essential tool used by the fire brigade to control and extinguish a fire in or around a building. Fire hydrant coverage is required to almost all buildings, through means of either internal or external fire hydrant systems.

Fire hydrants are also used as a suction point by the fire brigade to supply water to their booster pumps which in turn boost the water pressure to a sprinkler or hydrant system, further enhancing its performance.

Lee mark Fire Protection can install a full range of internal and external fire hydrant systems, complete with pumps, fire hydrant booster assembly and fire hydrant block plan.
“Complete Fire Hydrant System and Solution”

To prevent casual use or misuse, the hydrant requires special tools to be opened, usually a large wrench with a pentagon-shaped socket. Vandals sometimes cause monetary loss by wasting water when they open hydrants. Such vandalism can also reduce municipal water pressure and impair firefighters' efforts to extinguish fires. Sometimes those simply seeking to play in the water remove the caps and open the valve, providing residents a place to play and cool off in summer. However, this is usually discouraged as residents have been struck by passing automobiles while playing in the street in the water spray. In spite of this, some India communities provide low flow sprinkler heads to enable residents to use the hydrants to cool off during hot weather, while gaining some control on water usage. Most fire hydrants in Australia are protected by a silver-coloured cover with a red top, secured to the ground with bolts to protect the hydrant from vandalism and unauthorized use. The cover must be removed before use.

In most areas of the India, contractors who need temporary water may purchase permits to use hydrants. The permit will generally require a hydrant meter, a gate valve and sometimes a clapper valve (if not designed into the hydrant already) to prevent back-flow into the hydrant. Additionally, residents who wish to use the hydrant to fill their in-ground swimming pool are commonly permitted to do so, provided they pay for the water and agree to allow firefighters to draft from their pool in the case of an emergency.